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Learning Opportunities and Resources

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The CECMHC offers a diverse array of opportunities for learning and resources to strengthen Head Start and Early Head Start mental health consultants; community mental health services or consultation program administrators; HS/EHS program administrators and service area managers, and others involved in consultation services. These learning experiences and resources are intended to facilitate design, implementation

Compatible Principles

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The CECMHC shares compatible principles with Head Start and Early Head Start. The principles below guide the work of the Center. The mental health of young children is intimately and inextricably linked to the well-being of their caregivers (i.e., parents, guardians, teachers, and other Head Start staff). Efforts to promote positive mental health and well-being

The Center for Early Childhood Mental Health Consultation

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As an Innovation and Improvement Project, The Center for Early Childhood Mental Health Consultation (CECMHC) is committed to providing opportunities for strengthening mental health services and mental health consultation in Head Start and Early Head Start programs. The CECMHC views early childhood mental health consultation as an essential strategy to improve the mental health of

Strong Consultation in Head Start and Early Head Start

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Strong early childhood mental health consultation services can benefit Head Start and Early Head Start programs, the children and families they serve, and program staff. Early childhood mental health consultation is an important strategy for helping programs reach the overarching goals of mental health services in Head Start and Early Head Start: to promote mental

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.