The state of Washington is part of a national movement to ensure that a strong network of infant and early childhood mental health (IECMH) services is available to young children and their families. This brief, the first in a series of issue briefs funded by Perigee, covers the steps Washington took to collect information and stakeholder input to develop a strategic plan for advancing infant and early childhood mental health. It also provides an overview of the other five briefs in the series.
Video May 2, 2023
In this session, Shayla Collins (UW Center for Child & Family Well-Being), Dr. Rena Hallam (Delaware Institute for Excellence in Early Childhood), and Dr. Laura Lessard (Childcare Wellbeing Initiative) shared Shining the Light on You, their innovative wellness program designed for family child care educators, and Pilar Torres (L.U.N.A.) discussed ways to embed HBCC wellness support into ECE systems for educators whose primary language is Spanish.
Centering Racial Equity: Design Considerations for Oregon’s Statewide Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health Consultation (IECMHC) Program
Report April 19, 2023
Prepared by the Center for Improvement of Child & Family Services School of Social Work at Portland State University, this report summarizes information collected from key systems stakeholders, particularly those representing minoritized communities, and provides detailed recommendations for implementing an equity-focused system of IECMHC in Oregon.
Archived Meeting Resources January 9, 2023
This session was presented during the BUILD 2022 National Conference.