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F5: What is the National Center on Excellence (CoE) on Infant Early Childhood Mental Health Consultation (IECMHC) and How Can it Help my Tribe, State or Program?
IECMHC is a prevention based, indirect service that pairs a mental health specialist with families and professionals to build their capacity to enhance and sustain healthy social and emotional development of all children (0-8) across child serving systems (early care and education, home visiting, primary care, etc.). This National Center of Excellence on Infant Early Childhood Mental Health Consultation (CoE on IECMHC) is a SAMSHA funded center to help increase communities’ access to evidence-based IECMHC. In this session you will learn: the definition and types of IECMHC; effective strategies for designing your IECMHC services; on-line resources available developing or sustaining an effective mental health consultation system.