About the Center of Excellence

About the Center of Excellence

WHO WE ARE

The Center of Excellence for Infant & Early Childhood Mental Consultation (CoE for IECMHC) is a national center providing 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.

Equity is a central component of IECMHC. Every individual who is part of the IECMHC system has an important role to play in battling racism and promoting fair, positive, and equitable learning experiences for children and families. Through our work, the CoE for IECMHC helps consultation systems leaders and all IECMHC practitioners build capacity in understanding race and systemic racism, bias, and culturally responsive practice and meaningfully embed equity in their programs and practice.

WHAT WE DO

The CoE for IECMHC advances equity and strengthens the capacity of IECMH consultants and programs through the following offerings:

Programmatic Support: Through educational sessions, webinars, presentations, and other targeted approaches, the CoE for IECMHC provides technical assistance to state, local, territory, tribal, and national stakeholders in enhancing their IECMHC programs:

Professional Development: The CoE for IECMHC provides professional development and training opportunities for current and aspiring mental health consultants. Highlighted resources and opportunities include

IECMHC Clearinghouse: The CoE for IECMHC serves as the clearinghouse for best practice resources related to developing, implementing and maintaining an IECMHC program at a national, state, territorial, community or tribal level.

Resources can be found at: https://www.iecmhc.org/resources/.

If you are interested in adding a resource, please contact iecmhc@georgetown.edu.

IMPACT

From September 2019 – April 2021, the CoE has delivered training and technical assistance to:

  • 57 state, local, tribal, and national IECMHC programs.
  • 2 Communities of Practice providing more than 37 organizations with intensive support on IECMHC
  • 2 Echo learning groups providing more than 36 organizations serving rural, territory, tribal, or underserved regions with intensive support on IECMHC
  • 11,361 individuals through our national webinars

Our reach as a Center continues to grow through online engagement and intentional efforts to engage with new partners, organizations, and communities:

Click here to download our two page fact sheet all about the CoE!

JOIN TODAY

Become a member of the Center of Excellence for IECMHC Virtual Community.

For more information, contact us at iecmhc@georgetown.edu

The Georgetown Center for Child & Human Development operates the Center of Excellence for Infant & Early Childhood Mental Health Consultation in partnership with Tulane University, the Children’s Equity Project housed at Arizona State University and other IECMHC national leaders. The CoE for IECMHC is funded by the Substance Abuse Mental Health Services Administration under grant number 1H79SM082070-01.

This product was developed [in part] under grant number 1H79SM082070-01 from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). The views, policies and opinions expressed are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect those of SAMHSA or HHS.

Center of Excellence for Infant & Early Childhood Mental Health Consultation Introductory Video from GU Center for Child & Human Dev on Vimeo.

This product was developed [in part] under grant number 1H79SM082070-01 from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). The views, policies and opinions expressed are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect those of SAMHSA or HHS.