Special Topics for Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health Consultants

This page provides guidance and resources about special topics that are important to the IECMHC field.

This page highlights special topics related to the challenges and concerns of families served by Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health Consultation (IECMHC). The information and resources included here offer guidance for IECMH consultants in addressing these topics within a variety of early childhood settings, including home visiting and early care and education programs.

IECMHC and Maternal Depression

Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health (IECMH) consultants can help build the capacity of home visiting and early care and education programs to support families struggling with maternal depression. Explore these resources to learn more about maternal depression and how IECMH consultants can help families and programs.

Opioids and Substance Misuse

IECMH consultants can play an essential role in ensuring that families affected by substance misuse receive support. Explore these resources to learn more about the impact of opioids and other substance misuse on families, and how IECMH consultants can help home visitors and early care and education professionals as they work with impacted families. IECMH consultants may also serve as important resources regarding the needs of children and families in work with child welfare workers, law enforcement, courts, pediatricians, adult medical care staff, and adult substance recovery program professionals.

Last Updated: 09/24/2018