Policy Resource

How to Talk about Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health

Mar 12, 2019

An infographic on Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health (IECMH) can help professionals talk about social and emotional development.

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How to Use This Infographic

Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health (IECMH) is often misunderstood. This infographic was designed to help early childhood professionals talk about IECMH and can be used as a tool when discussing the critical importance of social and emotional development with stakeholders. It provides the definition of IECMH and illustrates where social and emotional development can be promoted. This is a free resource and can be printed and shared as:

  • A handout for stakeholders to refer to when defining IECMH
  • A resource to raise awareness of how IECMH cuts across all service delivery areas
  • A tool for engaging cross-sector leadership groups in discussion about the role each agency/sector plays in promotion of IECMH
  • A handout to support discussions with potential funders on the critical nature of IECMH

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