Equity in Infant & Early Childhood Mental Health Consultation ECHO® Program
The Center of Excellence for Infant & Early Childhood Mental Health Consultation (CoE for IECMHC) ECHO Hub seeks to support IECMHC program implementation through the development of TWO virtual training programs, the Equity in IECMHC Grantee ECHO and Equity in IECMHC ECHO. Using the Project ECHO technology-enabled collaborative learning model, the Equity in IECMHC ECHO programs convene IECMH consultants, managers, and program supervisors implementing IECMHC programs in rural, tribal, and/or territories, bringing together participants and IECMHC experts in a bi-directional learning environment through monthly ECHO sessions. One cohort will consist of IECMH consultants, managers, and program supervisors who serve children in under-resourced communities and the other will consist of IECMH consultants, managers, and supervisors who are a part of I-LAUNCH, LAUNCH, IECMH grantee programs. The curriculum focuses on the national competencies for IECMHC, the knowledge and the array of foundational skills and abilities needed to become a competent IECMH consultant. Each session includes a case presentation by one of the participants, a didactic presentation by an expert on one of the IECMHC competencies, and a group discussion. Program outcomes are measured through a pre-post survey method, which will assist in tracking knowledge acquisition and responding to changing participant and country needs over the course of the CoE for IECMHC ECHO Program.
Application Eligibility Criteria
The eligibility criteria for participation are as follows:
1. Participation in the Equity in IECMHC ECHO is open to IECMH consultants, managers, and program supervisors. To be considered for the Equity in IECMHC Grantee ECHO cohort, applicants must be a part of a current LAUNCH, I-LAUNCH, or IECMH grantee program.
2. Priority will be given to applicants from rural, tribal, or territorial areas and/or serve children and families who are predominantly black, indigenous, people of color.
3. Applicants will confirm via letter of support that they have institutional commitment, including time permission, for participation in the ECHO through the Equity in IECMHC ECHO Statement of Collaboration**.
4. Applicants will commit to a minimum of six-month (6 sessions) participation in the ECHO and attend all scheduled training sessions. Please view training schedules below:
Equity in IECMHC ECHO:
Equity in IECMHC Grantee ECHO:
We are offering an opportunity for applicants who do not meet the above eligibility criteria one-on-one technical assistance through the CoE for IECMHC for guidance on IECMHC program development and implementation.
The CoE for IECMHC invites eligible applicants to complete an online application form for the Equity in IECMHC ECHO programs. The questions in this form are not intended to be a merit assessment. They are intended to help the applicant become familiar with the IECMHC competencies so as to best design the curriculum to suit participants’ current situations. The Equity in IECMHC ECHO planning team reviews all applications, follows up with any questions, and notifies applicants of acceptance. Upon acceptance into the Equity in IECMHC ECHO, accepted participants receive a Statement of Collaboration** to sign and return, indicating confirmation of enrollment into the ECHO program. Prior to the start of the Equity in IECMHC ECHO, participants receive an overview of the curriculum, the session schedule, participant list, and invitation to complete the baseline evaluation survey.
Application close date: October 29, 2021
Apply to the Equity in IECMHC ECHO at the following link: https://georgetown.az1.qualtrics.com/jfe/preview/SV_cOPrwpUkDubkeQS?Q_CHL=preview&Q_SurveyVersionID=current
Questions/Inquiries: Contact firstname.lastname@example.org
**Statement of Collaboration includes commitment to participate for a minimum of six months (6 sessions), willingness to give a case presentation, agreement to complete program evaluation (baseline, midpoint, and endpoint survey).]