Find messaging tools and templates, such as talking points and sample presentations, to communicate the importance of IECMHC.

Vision Statement on Communications

The Center’s vision is that infant and early childhood mental health consultation (IECMHC) will be widely recognized as a preventive intervention to ensure that all young children experience optimal social and emotional development, which links directly to better school, mental health, and life outcomes. It will be clearly understood and accepted that early childhood settings are significantly strengthened in achieving their goals as a result of the inclusion of IECMHC.

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Toolbox Resources

To help IECMHC grow and reach the greatest number of children and families, consultants must “make the case for IECMHC.” They need to explain why it’s so important, how it’s unique from other mental health services, whom it benefits, and how it improves the quality of early childhood services. Use the following documents and resources to help communicate the importance of IECMHC:

Find additional resources in the IECMHC Toolbox, including guidance on:

Last Updated: 02/02/2018