Pretest: Defining

Pretest: Defining


A short quiz to prompt thinking about core issues and assess your pre-training familiarity with this topic.

  1. Which of the following define essential features of early childhood mental health consultation?
    1. A capacity-building approach
    2. The building and maintaining of positive relationships
    3. A holistic approach to include promotion, prevention and intervention support to improve infant and young children's mental health
    4. All of the above
  2. Early childhood mental health consultation differs from other types of mental health interventions as the emphasis is on building the capacity of _______ to nurture children’s social emotional health and prevent challenging behavior:
    1. Therapists
    2. Physicians
    3. Teachers and Family Members (e.g. parents, foster parents, grandparents, etc)
    4. None of the above
  3. Which of the following reflect the most common type(s) of early childhood mental health consultation?
    1. Therapeutic play group consultation
    2. Child/family-centered consultation
    3. Programmatic consultation
    4. B and C only
  4. Early childhood mental health consultation is focused on the intervention level of services; focusing primarily on the needs of children exhibiting challenging behavior
    1. True
    2. False
  5. Early childhood mental health consultation services typically include indirect (not direct therapeutic) services for children and families within:
    1. Child care settings
    2. Hospital settings
    3. Preschool settings
    4. A and C only
  6. Which of the following is not a required mental health consultation activity(s) according to Head Start Program Performance standards?
    1. Design and implement program practices responsive to the identified behavioral and mental health concerns of an individual child or group of children
    2. Crisis response services
    3. Utilize other community mental health resources as needed
    4. Promote children’s mental wellness by providing group and individual staff and parent education on mental health issues
  7. The role of the mental health consultant is to:
    1. Provide one-on-one services for children with behavioral needs
    2. Foster a positive attitude toward early childhood mental health
    3. Empower caregivers to nurture social and emotional health of young children
    4. B & C only

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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.