Leadership and Systems Change in Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health
The ZERO TO THREE Journal | Vol 40 No 5
This ZERO TO THREE Journal issue was a culminating project for the 2018–2020 ZERO TO THREE Fellowship Class. Its members—15 total—represent individuals from different states/countries, from diverse academic disciplines, and who work in a variety of settings ranging from community-based programs to international aid institutions. Together, the class sought an opportunity to share their Fellowship experience and the role of infant and early childhood mental health (IECMH) leaders across different sectors. To that end, this journal and each article touch on the role of leadership in effecting change in the early childhood field with specific attention to IECMH systems. The articles also address common themes of diversity, equity, and social justice in the service of children and families as well as the imperative to promote these values across systems.