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Connecting with Families: Improving Access to Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health Services

June 1, 2021

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 highlights key findings from the Washington landscape regarding families' abilities to access the full spectrum of infant early childhood mental health (IECMH) supports that should be available from the IECMH system, from universal screening to engagement in comprehensive and effective IECMH treatment services.

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