Workforce Development

Learn about the training, supervision, mentoring, and quality assurance systems needed to build a strong IECMHC workforce.

Vision Statement on Workforce Development

The Center’s vision is that infant and early childhood mental health consultation (IECMHC) will be an acknowledged mental health discipline. The IECMHC workforce will be prepared to effectively meet the needs of young children across the nation and those who care for them. The IECMHC workforce will expand by establishing professional development opportunities that adhere to a core set of competencies, practice guidelines, and minimum standards to meet the needs of programs, providers, communities, states, and tribes.

Additional information on working with tribal communities.

Toolbox Resources

Whereas competencies specify the qualifications and characteristics of infant and early childhood mental health consultants, workforce development outlines the training, supervisory practices, and support that is needed to successfully prepare the IECMHC workforce. The following documents and resources provide guidance on building the IECMHC workforce:

Access topical information about efforts to develop the broader behavioral health workforce.

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

Last Updated: 02/02/2018