Infant-Toddler Mental Health Project
The Infant-Toddler Mental Health project promotes healthy growth in young children’s social and emotional development by building the confidence, competencies, and skills of the caregivers, and those of early care and education staff, and systems. We aim to improve the health and well-being of children by expanding its services on a wider scale and improve children’s opportunities for success later on in life.
Infant-Toddler Mental Health Project will:
- Train Family Child Care Providers and Early Childhood Educators on the Adverse Childhood Experiences
- (ACEs) and mental health issues and their impact on infants-toddlers and families.
- Provide technical assistance and coaching to providers on best practices for integration of ACEs with working knowledge of mental health to support children and their families.
- Educate caregivers and community members about ACEs and mental health issues affecting infants and toddlers and their families.
- Provide referrals to specialized mental health professionals if deemed necessary.
Infant-Toddler Mental Health Consultation
The Infant-Toddler Mental Health Consultation is a new initiative of the Infant-Toddler Mental Health Project of ECLW, with the purpose of working with providers and caregivers to increase awareness of mental health in infants and toddlers. And to prevent, identify, and reduce the impact of mental health problems among young children.
The Infant-Toddler Mental Health (ITMH) Consultants utilize evidence-driven, collaborative, and culturally responsive approach to promote the healthy growth in young children’s social and emotional development by building the confidence, competencies, and skills of the caregivers, and those of early care and education staff, and systems. ITMH Consultants help caregivers and providers to combat mental health issues, address social-emotional development, and provide resiliency interaction trainings.
I-T CHILD Study with Yale University’s Child Study Center