100927: Early Childhood Mental Health Consultation

About the Course:

This course addresses young children’s mental health by providing a blueprint for child care providers to use when hiring a mental health consultant. The materials presented share current thinking of program administrators from both the private and public sectors on promoting healthy development among the youngest members of our society through competent mental health consultation. Recommendations for action, selected resources, sample program descriptions, and references for further research are included.

Publication Date:

2005

Author

Department of Health and Human Services

About the Author:

Numerous people contributed to the development of this volume. This volume was prepared by the Georgetown University Center for Child and Human Development for the Center for Mental Health Services (CMHS), Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS). Gail Ritchie served as the Government Project Officer.

Recommended For:

This course is recommended for health care professionals, especially psychologists, counselors, social workers, and nurses who seek knowledge about mental health consultation in early childhood settings. It is appropriate for all levels of participants’ knowledge.

Course Objectives:

  1. Define and describe various types of mental health consultation.

  2. Summarize the essential features of early childhood mental health consultation.

  3. Identify challenges and strategies in the mental health consultation process.

  4. Evaluate conclusions, recommendations, and resources offered.

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