Podcasts & Webinars

Find podcasts and webinars to help you implement mental health consultation services or improve existing IECMHC programs.

The Center of Excellence for Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health Consultation (IECMHC) produces podcasts and webinars on important topics related to mental health consultation, including the implementation of strategies that are part of our technical assistance approach. Check back regularly for new content!

Podcasts

Louisiana’s Implementation of IECMHC

Listen as Allison Boothe, Ph.D., from Tulane School of Medicine talks about Louisiana’s decade-long experience implementing IECMHC with 12 consultants located across the state. This podcasts also highlights resources within the Center of Excellence’s IECMHC Toolbox that are useful for new programs implementing IECMHC, as well as veterans—like Louisiana—looking for areas to improve this important work. This podcast is 18:13 minutes.

Getting Started with Evaluation of IECMHC: How the Toolbox can Support Early Implementer

Deborah Perry, Ph.D. from Georgetown University helps listeners getting started with IECMHC navigate the Research and Evaluation section of the Toolbox. This podcast highlights the sections of the Toolbox you might use in setting up a plan for evaluation, choosing measures, setting benchmarks, and deciding on the data collection and analysis process. This podcast is 13:45 minutes.

Advanced Evaluation of IECMHC: How the Toolbox Can Support Well-Established Implementers

Listen to an interview with Elizabeth Bicio, LCSW, Director of Early Childhood Consultation Partnership and Early Childhood Programs at Advanced Behavioral Health headquartered in Middletown, CT. This podcast helps listeners navigate the Research and Evaluation section of the Toolbox through the lens of more advanced implementation with IECMHC: revisiting evaluation plans and the logic model, investigating progress made on short- , intermediate-, and long-term outcomes, refining the data collection and analysis process, and reporting findings to stakeholders. This podcast is 14:10 minutes.

Understanding IECMHC: Keeping it simple

Listen as Jennifer Oppenheim, Psy.D., SAMHSA’s Senior Advisor for Early Childhood and Project Director for the Center of Excellence, explains IECMHC in everyday language, shares concrete examples of success, and presents a path to the Toolbox to help beginners get started with an IECMHC program for their community, tribe, or state. This podcast is 22:43 minutes.

Using IECMHC to Support Home Visiting Programs

Listen to a conversation with Kevin O’Brien, Manager of the Family Institute of Aurora Family Service in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, on his experiences in providing Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health Consultation services to support the city of Milwaukee’s home visiting program. Kevin shares tips on how to hire, train, and integrate consultants and how to secure funding to sustain the program. This podcast is 20:16 minutes.

Supporting Tribal Home Visiting Programs with Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health Consultation

Infant and early childhood mental health consultants can build the capacity of home visitors to meet the needs of tribal communities. Listen to Moushumi Beltangady, Senior Policy Advisor for Early Childhood Development with the U.S. Administration for Children and Families, and Dawn Yazzie, Expert Mentor with the Center of Excellence as they discuss their experiences and hopes for using infant and early childhood mental health consultation to support tribal home visiting programs. This podcast is 17:32 minutes.

Webinars

The Center of Excellence webinars feature presentations by experts on topics aligned with the IECMHC Toolbox, which provides tools and guidance for the implementation of IECMHC.

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Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health Consultation and the Center of Excellence

This video presents the highlights from an introductory webinar held on April 27, 2017 by the CoE team. Center of Excellence team members Kim Netter, Neal Horen, and Deborah Perry defined IECMHC, outlined the evidence base, importance and impact, and took participants on a tour through the first of its kind Toolbox for IECMHC. The webinar also set the stage for future webinars that will take participants on a deeper dive into areas of the Toolbox that will help them implement or expand their IECMHC practice.

The CoE for IECMHC Toolbox: An Introduction for Early Care and Education (ECE) Programs and Providers

CoE presenters Neal Horen and Amy Hunter along with facilitator Karen Cairone introduce viewers to the IECMHC Toolbox, highlighting resources that support the implementation of IECMHC in early care and education settings. The presenters help viewers understand how to use the IECMHC Toolbox in this context focusing on the sections of Systems and Policy, Workforce Development, and Communications. This video presents highlights from a webinar presented on May 23, 2017 by the CoE team.

The Center of Excellence for IECMHC Toolbox: An Introduction for Home Visiting Programs & Providers

CoE presenters Mary Mackrain and Linda Delimata along with facilitator Karen Cairone review how the Toolbox can support IECMH consultants within the home visiting context. The presenters provide case study examples which highlight the sections of Research & Evaluation, Models, and Financing. This video presents highlights from a webinar presented on June 21, 2017 by the CoE team.

Key Considerations for Building a Quality IECMHC Model: Part 1, Designing an IECMHC Approach

This is Part 1 of a two-part series presenting key considerations for building a quality IECMHC model. CoE presenters Mary Mackrain and Deborah Perry along with invited presenter Jordana Ash, LCSW, IMH-E(IV), discuss the importance of vision and purpose for an IECMHC model and walk through steps to begin designing an approach. This video presents highlights from the webinar that was presented on September 11, 2017.

How to Develop a Quality Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health Consultation Model, Part 2

In this video, presenters Allison Boothe, PhD, Leah Eckley, LMSW, and CoE Senior Advisor Mary Mackrain deliver part 2 of this series on developing models for IECMHC. The video includes how to plan your model, what you can learn from others, and examples from existing model elements in early childhood education, home visiting, and from tribes. This video is from a webinar presented on October 5, 2017.

Strategies to Finance Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health Consultation

In this video, you will learn how two states funded their IECMHC programs and about resources available in the Toolbox from the Center of Excellence for IECMHC. This video is from a webinar presented by Nicola Edge, PhD, Phyllis Glink, MPP, and CoE Technical Assistance Field Director Neal Horen on November 6, 2017.

Making a Difference: Maternal Depression

Presenters Cathy Ayoub and Debra Sosin of Brazelton Touchpoints Center, and Deborah Perry from the Center of Excellence for IECMHC, explore how IECMH consultants help to support families struggling with maternal depression. Learn how maternal depression affects infants and toddlers. And learn how IECMH consultants can help build the capacity of Early Head Start, Head Start, and home visitors to identify and address maternal depression. This video presents highlights from the webinar presented on March 27, 2018.

Supporting Families Affected by Opioids and Other Substance Use Disorders Through IECMHC

Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health Consultants can play an important role in supporting families affected by opioids and other substance use. Learn more about their role and how the misuse of substances (including opioids) impacts the development of babies and young children and how it interferes with the relationships that are vital to their early development. Presenters include Ira Chasnoff from NTI Upstream, Lesley Schwartz from the IL Governor’s Office of Early Childhood Development, and Linda Delimata from the Center of Excellence. This video presents highlights from the webinar presented on June 28, 2018.

Last Updated: 09/11/2018