Early Childhood Mental Health Consultation
A monograph by Elena Cohen and Roxane Kaufmann summarizing the May 1998 Roundtable on Mental Health Consultation Approaches for Programs/Systems Working with Infants, Toddlers, and Preschoolers and Their Families. This monograph broadens the discussion on mental health consultation and presents approaches for early childhood programs, facilitates integration of mental health consultation into early care and education settings, and shares current thinking of program administrators and practitioners on promoting healthy development through mental health consultation in early childhood settings. Available here.

Head Start Performance Standards with Mental Health Focus
A list of more than 40 performance standards that include some aspect of mental health compiled by Amy Hunter, Early Childhood Mental Health Specialist at the Early Head Start National Resource Center in Washington, DC and a former Head Start Fellow. Available here.

Migrant & Seasonal Head Start Mental Health Services Checklist: Supporting MSHS Mental Health Services
A checklist or suggested systems, policies, and procedures for supporting mental health and wellness services within Migrant & Seasonal Head Start, applicable to all Head Start and Early Head Start programs. Available here.

Research Synthesis: Early Childhood Mental Health Consultation
A synthesis of the existing evidence base for the effectiveness of early childhood mental health consultation in fostering health social and emotional development in young children, grounded in literature and the experiences of mental health and early care and education providers, educators, and other experts. Available here.

The Pyramid Model for Promoting the Social and Emotional Development of Infants and Young Children Fact Sheet
A fact sheet that describes the three tiers of intervention practice: universal promotion for all children; secondary preventions to address the intervention needs for children at risk of social emotional delays; and tertiary interventions needed for children with persistent challenges. Available here.

What Works? A Study of Effective Early Childhood Mental Health Consultation Programs
A descriptive study to provide data-driven guidance around components of effective consultation and consultation program design. Available here.

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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.