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Planting Seeds in Fertile Ground: Steps Every Policymaker Should Take to Advance Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health

Download Files May 5, 2016

This webinar and policy brief, created by ZERO TO THREE and Manatt Health, highlight what states can and should be doing to advance infant and early childhood mental health.

Mental health disorders may begin to manifest in the first years of life. And when left untreated, mental health problems can take root and worsen over time, with potentially serious consequences for early learning, social competence, and lifelong health. Despite the effectiveness of early childhood mental health services, most young children still do not receive necessary treatment and services. More appropriate policies can promote mental health well-being, prevent adverse experiences from affecting development, and provide eligible infants, young children, and their families with robust access to effective mental health treatment. This webinar and policy brief, created by ZERO TO THREE and Manatt Health, highlight what states can and should be doing to advance infant and early childhood mental health.

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