The Center of Excellence for Infant & Early Childhood Mental Consultation (CoE for IECMHC) has released step-by-step guidance to build the evidence base for IECMHC.
The collection of resources, featured in our revamped IECMHC Research & Evaluation webpage offers guidance that is relevant not only for program evaluators but also for students, mental health consultants, program management, funders, and others. In the brief video below, the Research & Evaluation team provides an overview of the new toolkit:
“The release of the IECMHC Research & Evaluation Toolkit furthers our goals to grow, advance, and impact the field of Infant & Early Childhood Mental Health Consultation. By developing research questions, analyzing data, and sharing results back to the field, we can build public awareness of the benefits of IECMHC and support progress in practice and policy.” said Dr. Deborah Perry, Director of Research & Evaluation of the Center of Excellence.
The Center of Excellence will host Office Hours with the Research & Evaluation Team on January 12th from 2:30pm – 4:00pm EST to discuss questions participants may have about using these resources in their work. Please stay tuned for a future announcement regarding webinar registration.
Funded through a grant from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), the Center and its newest research and evaluation toolkit are an evolution of the work of many individuals and groups – both within the Center of Excellence and throughout the country – who shared their expertise in evaluating IECMHC.
The Center of Excellence for Infant & Early Childhood Mental Consultation (CoE for IECMHC), housed at Georgetown University’s Center for Child and Human Development (GUCCHD), is a national center that provides technical assistance to programs, communities, states, territories, and tribal communities, and professional development to individual mental health consultants to increase access to high quality mental health consultation throughout the country. The Center aims to impact the field of IECMHC by supporting the growth and advancement of the profession. The CoE for IECMHC is funded by the Substance Abuse Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) and led in partnership with Tulane University, the RAINE group and the Children’s Equity Project housed at Arizona State University.