Defining and Understanding Infant / Early Childhood Mental Health

Date: Tuesday, July 26, 2022

Time: 2:00 - 3:00 p.m. (Central)

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Infant/Early Child Mental Health is the developing capacity of the child from birth to 5 years of age to form close and secure adult and peer relationships; experience, manage, and express a full range of emotions; and explore the environment and learn—all in the context of family, community, and culture.  Many equate I/ECMH with overall social-emotional development and/or self-regulation, which is not entirely accurate. I/ECMH addresses the needs and strengths of the child, the needs and strengths of the primary caregiver, and the quality of the caregiving relationship.

This webinar will define I/ECMH, overview guiding principles and approaches, highlight the importance of early childhood trauma, and discuss practices and strategies for attending to I/ECMH. 

  • What is I/ECMH and the prevalence of early childhood trauma 
  • The importance of I/ECMH and increasing awareness 
  • How equity overlaps with I/ECMH

Who should attend: Managed Care Organizations, Clinicians and Service Providers to Medicaid, Healthcare Leaders & Policy Makers, Community Based Organizations and Advocates

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