Learn about disparities in the experiences of young children of color and children from other marginalized communities in early childhood settings; discover strategies for IECMHC to impact early childhood professionals’ beliefs, attitudes, and practices to support more effective caregiving for all children, regardless of race, ethnicity, gender, class, or a myriad of demographic characteristics; and better understand policies and procedures, including data collection and analysis procedures, to bridge disparities.
The new IECMHC Racial Equity Toolkit is a collection of videos, tools, and resources that can help 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.
The Equity Chat Series is designed to provide a forum to further dialogue on equity topics in order to support more equitable systems and strengthen culturally responsive IECMHC practices to reduce disparities and improve child outcomes.
Due to high demand, we are re-airing our Equity in IECMHC webinar series, which originally aired during the Spring/Summer 2020. A live Q&A will take place at the conclusion of the webinar with Children’s Equity Project Partners. Space is limited.
This module provides a snapshot introduction to issues of equity, disparity, and racial bias in early care and education systems, and identifies what IECMH consultants can do to support more equitable learning environments in their work with children, families, and practitioners.
The purpose of the webinar series is to promote equity through IECMHC by building awareness of the impact of institutional racism and other forms of bias on the experiences of children and families from marginalized communities, identifying policies that support more equitable systems, and strengthening culturally responsive IECMHC practices that reduce disparities and improve child outcomes.
HHS-ED Policy Statement to Eliminate Expulsions and Suspensions
This report offers evidence and examples of structural systems, organizational policies, small-group and family dynamics, and individual-level behaviors and attitudes that create or exacerbate discrimination and proposes strategies that can begin to address discrimination and its effects.
This position statement is one of five foundational documents NAEYC has developed in collaboration with the early childhood profession. With its specific focus on advancing equity in early childhood education, this statement complements and supports the other foundational documents that (1) define developmentally appropriate practice, (2) set professional standards and competencies for early childhood educators, (3) define the profession’s code of ethics, and (4) outline standards for early learning programs.
This resource from the Pyramid Equity Project describes common measures of disproportionality in the context of discipline.
The Diversity-Informed Tenets for Work with Infants, Children, and Families (Tenets) are guiding principles created to encourage the infant mental health (IMH) field to intentionally and mindfully engage in standards of practice that promote and strive for a just and equitable society.
This field guide outlines an integrated framework to embed equity efforts into school-wide positive behavioral interventions and supports (SWPBIS) by aligning culturally responsive practices to the core components of SWPBIS.
This resource by the Pyramid Equity Project describes coaching strategies to support cultural and linguistically responsive practice.
Web page with a variety of resources and guides on preventing exclusionary discipline.
This toolkit is designed to help practitioners, and it includes fact sheets on Child and Youth Development, Family and Community Success, Public Systems, and the cross-cutting issue of the Media. It includes resources about talking about race, tools to conduct racial equity impact analyses, and many other tools.
This webpage includes an array of resources for providing culturally and linguistically responsive early learning experiences.
Webinar: Culture, Identity, and History as Sources of Strength and Resilience for Tribal Communities (2020) examines issues of racialized inequities and bias on the early care and education experiences for Tribal Communities, explores traditional practices and their role in healing and resilience, examines the commonalities of IECMHC and traditional practices; and identifies practices and policies to strengthen cultural responsiveness in IECMHC for tribal communities, in order to reduce disparities and support children’s healthy development. Webinar Handout(Opens in new tab)(Opens in new tab) – Resources
Overview of IECMHC Within Tribal Communities (2017) outlines general and specific considerations for IECMHC within tribal communities.
Key IECMHC Resources for Tribal Communities (2017) provides resources for tribal, state, and community leaders seeking to implement IECMHC within tribal communities.
Tip Sheet: How to Support a Mental Health Consultant Who is New to Your Tribal Community (2018) provides strategies for tribal communities and/or programs that are starting work with a mental health consultant who is new to the community.