Centering Equity in IECMHC Resources

Centering Equity in IECMHC Resources

The Centering Equity in IECMHC Resources builds off the CoE’s Equity in Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health Consultation (IECMHC) Five-Part Webinar Series: Culture, Identity, and History as Sources of Strength and Resilience.  The resources are designed to support IECMH consultants and supervisors to strengthen cultural responsiveness in IECMHC for children and families in Tribal, African American, Latin American and Asian American, Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander communities.

Resource 1 – Promoting Black Joy and Countering Bias Through Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health Consultation

Black children and families need – and deserve – more opportunities to experience and cultivate joy. This resource offers strengths-based strategies to support IECMH consultants and programs to create space for Black children and families to reclaim a sense of joy amid continued anti-Black sentiment, racial uprisings, and a health pandemic compounded by historical trauma. Explore this resource to learn promising practices aligned with the Revised IECMHC Competencies to disrupt bias and foster joy specifically for Black children to reduce disparities and improve child outcomes.

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.