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Infant, Toddler, and Early Childhood Mental Health Competencies: A Comparison of Systems
May 20, 2014

The ZERO TO THREE policy center will host a webinar June 5 at 2:00 p.m. focused on states’ infant, toddler, and early childhood mental health competency systems. The webinar will highlight a new ZERO TO THREE/Erikson Institute policy paper, Infant, Toddler, and Early Childhood Mental Health Competencies: A Comparison of Systems. Representatives from Michigan and California will discuss their work to develop competencies and state-level competency systems.

Registration for the Infant, Toddler, and Early Childhood Mental Health Competencies: A Comparison of Systems webinar is open.Space is limited. If multiple people at one site participate, please have only one person register and view the webinar as a group.

Featured Speakers:

  • Jon Korfmacher, associate professor, Erikson Institute
  • Deborah Weatherston, executive director, Michigan Association for Infant Mental Health
  • Marie Kanne Poulsen, leadership team, California Center for Infant-Family and Early Childhood Mental Health

As interest increases in addressing the mental health needs of the youngest children, so has concern about supporting the development of the multidisciplinary providers who work with these children and their families. No single professional guild has taken the lead in establishing standards for providers who work with young children around social-emotional development or mental health challenges. Yet there are a variety of state efforts to identify competencies that providers should have to engage in effective promotion, prevention, and treatment strategies.

A recording of the webinar and supporting materials will be posted on the ZERO TO THREE web site after the event.

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