A series of issue briefs, funded by Perigee, outline opportunities to advance infant, early childhood, and parent mental health in Washington State. Informed by family, provider, community, and system leaders from across the state, these resources make the case for deepening the state's collective focus on supporting mental health and wellbeing during the earliest years. This brief covers the ways that infant and early childhood mental health is enacted within multiple settings, sectors, and systems designed to support young children and their families, including health care, early care and education, early intervention, child welfare, and more. The provision of mental health services does not live within one system, but involves a broad network of systems of care that provide a continuum of social-emotional supports.
Listening to Parent Voices: Perigee Foundation Study on How Technology Changed What’s Possible in Home Visiting and Infant Mental Health Programs
Blog November 22, 2021
Engaging parents and creating feedback loops to ensure ongoing communication between state and local policy makers, practitioners, community leaders, and families can help systems leaders make shifts to increase opportunities for young children and families in communities with significant racial, ethnic, economic, heath, and education disparities. This blog outlines Perigee’s 10 recommendations to support leaders in initiating these shifts.
Listening to Parent Voices: How Technology Changed What’s Possible in Home Visiting & Infant Mental Health Programs
Case Study November 22, 2021
This resource is a website for the study Listening to Parent Voices: How Technology Changed What's Possible in Home Visiting & Infant Mental Health Programs. The site includes the study, the findings, and recommendations.
Listening to Parent Voices: How Technology Changed What’s Possible in Home Visiting and Infant Mental Health Programs
Report November 22, 2021
This new report is a rare opportunity to hear directly from parents and caregivers who were most impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic about how programs can be better designed to fit their needs — increasing effectiveness and ensuring that programs are reaching the families most in need of support.