Activity: What’s in Your Program or Community?

As a mental health consultant or a Head Start or Early Head Start program administrator, consider what aspects of consultant preparation, supervision, and program administrative features are in place or need to be developed to enhance the effectiveness of consultation and the consultative stance. Enhancing the Effectiveness of Consultation: Relationship-based Work and the Consultative Stance

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Head Start or Early Head Start programs can influence the effectiveness of mental health consultation by supporting relationship-based work and making the most of the consultant’s skills associated with the consultative stance. These supports begin with the program’s values and beliefs that guide program philosophy and approach to early childhood mental health and include administrative

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.