National Center for Effective Mental Halth Consultation

Module 4: The Role of the Consultant and Consultation

Learning Objectives

Sensitive inquiry and observationAt the end of this module, you will be able to:

  • Recognize and understand the role of the consultant in addressing trauma in the early care and education setting

Trained early childhood mental health consultants have a wealth of knowledge about child development, family relationships, and mental health. In addition, a consultant's perspective on child development, the impact of trauma on children and their families, trauma, intervention strategies, and community resources provides an essential support for Early Head Start and Head Start teachers, staff, and families in the specific approaches described on the following pages.



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