Expanding Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health Supports and Services: A Planning Tool for States and Communities
Do policies in your state or community effectively support the mental health and development of all infants and toddlers?
Expanding IECMH Supports and Services: A Planning Tool for States and Communities provides a set of questions that can help to:
- inform and organize cross-system, multi-sector planning efforts;
- inventory existing resources, policies, and programs;
- identify gaps and missing linkages; and
- align policy with best practice.
This action-oriented tool guides you through data collection and analysis across six areas of consideration:
- Robust Access to a Continuum of Supports and Services (Promotion, Prevention, Diagnosis, and Treatment)
- Strong Workforce Capacity and Professional Development
- Embedding IECMH Across Child-Serving Systems
- Comprehensive System-Wide Planning and Infrastructure
- Properly Financed System
- Effective Messaging That Builds Public and Political Will
If you would like to consult with someone at ZERO TO THREE about using this tool in your state or community, please contact Lindsay Usry at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Join our Policy Network!
Be the first to hear from us about the latest news or newest resources like this one. When you sign-up, you’ll receive our bi-weekly e-newsletter, The Baby Monitor, as well as periodic action alerts and updates.
You might also be interested in
Minnesota recently released "Prenatal to Age 3: A Comprehensive, Racially-Equitable Policy Plan for Universal Healthy Child Development" outlining specific actions the state can take to promote socia…
The District of Columbia Council gave final approval in late December for a new Paid Family Leave law.
Colorado is experiencing increasing demand for Part C early intervention (EI) services at the same time it faces a shortage of personnel qualified to provide them.
The Arkansas legislature recently approved a Behavioral Health Transformation package that includes changes to Medicaid aimed at improving diagnosis and treatment of very young children with mental h…