Virtual Trainings Portal

Virtual Trainings Portal

The Center of Excellence offers virtual events as a way to connect and provide participants an opportunity to discuss concerns, share their approaches and learn more about how the field of mental health consultation has pivoted in these times to support young children, their families and caregivers and their early childhood systems. 

CoE virtual trainings present experts on key topics in the field of infant & early childhood mental health, followed by meaningful Q&A with webinar participants.

The CoE for IECMHC does not offer continuing education credits or certificates of attendance for webinars. 

A recording and the PowerPoint will be be posted within 72 hours AFTER the event.

For help, email IECMHC@georgetown.edu

2021 Equity in IECMHC Previous Webinars

Equity Chat Series Previous Webinars

Upcoming Virtual Events:

Equity Chat Series: Unpacking the Revised Infant & Early Childhood Mental Health Consultation Competencies

The Center of Excellence for Infant & Early Childhood Mental Health Consultation is pleased to announce its upcoming Equity Chat series: Unpacking the Revised Infant & Early Childhood Mental Health Consultation (IECMHC) Competencies.

This Equity Chat series includes eight consecutive sessions that will delve deeper into the revised IECMHC Competencies to examine the IECMH consultant’s role in supporting equity in IECMHC. Each session will focus on a specific competency and provide examples of ways IECMH consultants can address issues of equity to disrupt bias and disparities, and improve child outcomes. 

Equity Chat Series Schedule:

  • Competency 1: The Role of the IECMHC Consultant – September 30, 2021
  • Competency 2: Foundational Knowledge – October 12, 2021
  • Competency 3: Equity and Cultural Sensitivity – November 4, 2021
  • Competency 4: Reflective Practice – December 8, 2021

Time: 12:00pmET – 1:30pmET (view your time zone here)

Register for each session here.

*2022 sessions will be shared at a later time


Equity Chat Office Hours Schedule*: Every two-three months from 12:00pmET – 1:30pmET

Competency 1: The Role of the IECMHC Consultant & Competency 2: Foundational Knowledge 
October 29, 2021


Supporting Tribal Populations through IECMHC

In honor of Native American Heritage Month, the Center of Excellence for Infant & Early Childhood Mental Health Consultation is pleased to highlight new IECMHC resources supporting tribal children and families. This webinar will walkthrough the Center of Excellence’s new webpage of IECMHC tribal resources as well as upcoming interviews with IECMH consultants serving tribal communities.


Date: Tuesday, November 30, 2021

Time: 1:00pmET – 2:30pmET

Register here: https://georgetown.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJAkceGoqTwiEt2KJeeTBm_S7CDYruLYIJUm



Archived Events:

Originally Aired: October 26, 2021 | Handout

Originally Aired: September 30, 2021 | Handout

Equity Chat Series: Unpacking the Revised Infant & Early Childhood Mental Health Consultation Competencies

Originally Aired: November 04, 2021 | Handout

Originally Aired: October 12, 2021 | Handout

Originally Aired: September 30, 2021 | Handout

Workforce Webinar Series:

Originally Aired: August 24, 2021 | Webinar Handout

Description: During this informational session, the Center of Excellence for Infant & Early Childhood Mental Health Consultation will provide an overview of its newly launched IECMHC Workforce resources, a collection of workforce resources and guides to support the hiring, onboarding, and ongoing professional development of Infant & Early Childhood Mental Health consultants.  

Originally Aired: October 30, 2020, 2:00pm - 3:00pm ET. Webinar Handout

Description:
  • Join us for this first session in our Equity Chat series! The Equity Chats are designed to provide a forum to dialogue on specific equity topics in order to support more equitable systems and strengthen culturally responsive IECMHC practices to reduce disparities and improve child outcomes.
  • This first session will highlight the revised IECMHC Competencies and examine the role of the consultant in addressing issues of equity through IECMHC to disrupt bias and disparities and improve child outcomes.
  • At registration, please list any accommodations you may require by 5:00 pm EST, October 28th. A good-faith effort will be made to fulfill requests.

Originally Aired: October 20, 2020, 3:00pm – 4:30pm ET. Webinar Handout

Description: During this webinar, the Center of Excellence for Infant & Early Childhood Mental Health Consultation will provide an overview of its newly launched, IECMHC Foundations, a collection of foundational educational materials to support the professional development of current and aspiring Infant & Early Childhood Mental Health consultants.

Originally Aired: November 10, 2020, 1:30pm – 3:00pm ET

Description: During this webinar, the Center of Excellence for Infant & Early Childhood Mental Health Consultation provided an overview of its newly launched, IECMHC Foundations, a collection of foundational educational materials to support the professional development of current and aspiring Infant & Early Childhood Mental Health consultants.

2021 Equity in Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health Consultation Webinar Series:

Originally Aired: Tuesday, February 9, 2021 | Webinar Handout

Description: During this webinar, presenters will explore the historical and societal institution of racism and other forms of bias on the early care and education experiences of children and families from marginalized communities, and identify ways to address equity, bias, and disparities through an IECMHC framework.  

Presenters: 

  • Shantel Meek, Founding Director of Children's Equity Project (CEP)
  • Lisa Gordon, CEP Partner & Project Director, School Systems Partnerships & Programs, Bank Street Education Center, Bank Street College of Education
  • Rosemarie Allen., CEP Partner & Project Director, School Systems Partnerships & Programs, Bank Street Education Center
  • Eva Marie Shivers,  CEP Partners & Executive Director of Indigo Cultural Center

Originally Aired: Wednesday, February 17, 2021 | Webinar Handout

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.

Presenters:

  • Shantel Meek, Founding Director of Children's Equity Project (CEP)
  • Dawn. A Yazzie, CEP Partner, Southwest Human Development
  • Jessica Barnes-Najor, Co-Investigator Tribal Early Childhood Research Center
  • Marcella Adolph, Head Start Early Childhood Mental Health Consultant, Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes

Originally Aired: Friday, February 26, 2021 | Webinar Handout

Examines issues of racialized inequities and bias on the early care and education experiences for African American children and families, explores a strength-based approach to fostering culturally responsive relationships, and identifies and explores practices and policies to strengthen cultural responsiveness in IECMHC in order to reduce disparities and support children’s healthy development and learning.

Presenters:

  • Shantel Meek, Founding Director of Children's Equity Project (CEP)
  • Lisa Gordon, CEP Partner & Project Director, School Systems Partnerships & Programs, Bank Street Education Center, Bank Street College of Eduaction
  • Rosemarie Allen, CEP Partner & Assistant Professor, Institute for Racial Equity & Excellence and School of Education at Metropolitan State University of Denver 
  • Calvin Moore, Jr, Chief Executive Officer, Council for Professional Recognition
  • Hakim Rashid, CEP Partner, Howard University
  • Eva Marie Shivers,  CEP Partners & Executive Director of Indigo Cultural Center

Originally Aired: Tuesday, March 23, 2021 | Webinar Handout

Grabación en Español

Examines issues of racialized inequities and bias on the early care and education experiences for Latino children and families, explores a strengths-based approach to forging culturally and linguistically responsive relationships, and identifies policies and practices to strengthen culturally responsiveness in IECMHC in order to reduce disparities and support children’s healthy development and learning.

Presenters:

  • Shantel Meek, Founding Director of Children's Equity Project (CEP)
  • Lisa Gordon, CEP Partner & Project Director, School Systems Partnerships & Programs, Bank Street Education Center, Bank Street College of Education
  • Luis E. Flores, Executive Vice President
    Serving Children and Adults in Need Inc. (SCAN)
  • Carmen Rosa Noroña, Child Trauma Clinical services and Training Lead/ETTN Boston Site Associate Director, Child Witness to Violence Project-BMC
  • Vilma Reyes, Assistant Professor, UCSF Child Trauma Research Program,
    Associate Director of Community Programs
  • Eva Marie Shivers,  CEP Partners & Executive Director of Indigo Cultural Center

Originally Aired: Wednesday, May 26, 2021 | Webinar Handout

Description: During this webinar, presenters examined issues of racialized inequities and bias on the early care and education experiences for Asian American & Pacific Islander children and families, explored a strength-based approach to fostering culturally responsive relationships, and identified and explored practices and policies to strengthen cultural responsiveness in IECMHC in order to reduce disparities and support children’s healthy development and learning.

Presenters: 

  • Christina Shea, LMFT, Deputy Chief & Director of Clinical Services, Richmond Area Multiservices, Inc
  • Edward K.S Wang, PsyD, Assistant Professor of Psychology, Harvard Medical School & Board Chair, National Asian American & Pacific Islander Mental Health Association
  • Gem P. Daus, MA, Public Health Analyst, Health Resources Services Administration, Office of Health Equity

Equity Chat Series:

Originally Aired: Monday, April 19, 2021 | Webinar Handout

Studies suggest that Infant & Early Childhood Mental Health Consultation can be an effective equity practice. This forum will offer an opportunity to explore the mechanisms that make this possible. Specifically, we will ponder how the consultant's way of being - the Consultative Stance - contributes to dismantling structural racism and other forms of oppression and supports equitable treatment of young children and their families."

Presenters:

Originally Aired: Monday, March 8, 2021 | Webinar Handout

Description: This month the COE will introduce the revised Equity Toolkit. We will review the components and format of the Equity Toolkit, so that mental health consultants, supervisors, etc. can use the resources in ways that deepen our awareness, understanding, and commitment to integrating a racial equity lens into all aspects of our IECMHC work.

Some of the themes covered in the Equity Toolkit and this month’s equity chat will include:

  • Learn about disparities in the experiences of young children of color and children from other marginalized communities in early childhood settings.
  • Explore the role of the consultant in supporting equity in IECMHC.
  • Explore how to use the Equity Toolkit individually and with colleagues in order to understand how to support more equitable systems and strengthen culturally responsive IECMHC practices to reduce disparities and improve child outcomes.

  Presenters: 

  • Shantel Meek, Founding Director of Children's Equity Project (CEP)
  • Eva Marie Shivers,  CEP Partners & Executive Director of Indigo Cultural Center

Originally Aired: Friday, October 30, 2020 | Webinar Handout

Description: This first session will highlight the revised IECMHC Competencies and examine the role of the consultant in addressing issues of equity through IECMHC to disrupt bias and disparities and improve child outcomes.

Presenters:

  • Lisa Gordon, CEP Partner & Project Director, School Systems Partnerships & Programs, Bank Street Education Center, Bank Street College of Education
  • Dawn. A Yazzie, CEP Partner, Southwest Human Development

More Resources:

Originally Aired: Tuesday, January 12th, 2021 Time: 2:30pm EST / 11:30am PST

Event Handout

Description: The Center of Excellence recently launched a collection of new Research and Evaluation resources for IECMHC. We are pleased to share this new toolkit, which includes resources relevant to many in the IECMHC community, including an Evidence Synthesis, Outcome Measure Selection Tool, Logic Model Template, and much more.

On January 12th, the CoE held an IECMHC Research and Evaluation Office Hours to dive deeper into this topic. During the Office Hours session, participants interacted with peers and the CoE Research and Evaluation experts to answer questions about IECMHC evaluation.

Facilitators

Dr. Neal Horen: Dr. Neal Horen is the Director of the Center of Excellence and a clinical psychologist who has focused on early childhood mental health for the last twenty years. He is Director of the Early Childhood Division for the Georgetown University Center for Child and Human Development. Dr. Horen is considered one of the leading national experts on early childhood mental health and early childhood systems. Dr. Horen has worked closely with all 50 states, numerous tribes, territories and communities in supporting their development of systems of care for young children and their families, as well as in Mexico, Lebanon, and Jordan. Dr. Horen has helped to developed innumerable materials related to infant and early childhood mental health consultation including training guides, evaluation guides, monographs and he also continues to be active in providing mental health consultation as part of his clinical practice.

Lauren Rabinovitz: Lauren Rabinovitz, MPH, MSW, LCSW-C is a Senior Policy Associate at the Georgetown Center for Child and Human Development, Early Childhood Division. Lauren is the Program Director for the SAMHSA funded Center of Excellence on Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health Consultation. Lauren brings a unique perspective to policy, research and technical assistance based on many years of clinical and community mental health provision. Lauren is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with specialized training and experience in Early Childhood Mental Health. Lauren’s passion is the intersection of early childhood and population health.

Dr. Sherry Heller: Sherryl Scott Heller, PhD is currently an Associate Professor in the department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine at Tulane University School of Medicine and a member of the Tulane Institute of Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health, is an international leader in reflective practice, mental health consultation and evaluation of mental health consultation programs.  Dr. Heller directs the Tulane Early Childhood Relationships Support and Services (TBEARS), a home visiting program, affiliated with the Fussy Baby Network, which supports caregivers who are struggling with their infant or toddler. Dr. Heller also provides, researches, and trains in early childhood mental health consultation to childcare. Dr. Heller has been a senior supervisor on the LA statewide ECMHC program (TIKES) for over 10 years. Dr. Heller presents regionally and nationally on the DC:0-5 Diagnostic Classification of MH and Developmental Disorders in IEC, ECMH, MH consultation and reflective practice.

2020 Equity In Infant And Early Childhood Mental Health Consultation Webinar Series:

Originally Aired: April 30, 2020, 12:30pm – 2:00pm ET. Webinar Handout(Opens in new tab)(Opens in new tab)

Description: During this webinar, presenters will explore the historical and societal institution of racism and other forms of bias on the early care and education experiences of children and families from marginalized communities, and identify ways to address equity, bias, and disparities through an IECMHC framework.  

Presenters: 

Originally Aired: May 28, 2020, 12:30pm – 2:00pm ET. Webinar Handout(Opens in new tab)(Opens in new tab) – Resources(Opens in new tab)(Opens in new tab)

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.

Presenters:

Originally Aired: June 25, 2020, 12:30pm – 3:00pm ET. Webinar Handout(Opens in new tab)(Opens in new tab)

Examines issues of racialized inequities and bias on the early care and education experiences for African American children and families, explores a strength-based approach to fostering culturally responsive relationships, and identifies and explores practices and policies to strengthen cultural responsiveness in IECMHC in order to reduce disparities and support children’s healthy development and learning.

Presenters:

Originally Aired: July 30, 2020, 12:30pm – 3:00pm ET

Grabación en Español

Examines issues of racialized inequities and bias on the early care and education experiences for Latino children and families, explores a strengths-based approach to forging culturally and linguistically responsive relationships, and identifies policies and practices to strengthen culturally responsiveness in IECMHC in order to reduce disparities and support children’s healthy development and learning.

Beyond the 101 Lessons:

Equity, Disparity, & Bias

Research clearly documents that personal, professional, and institutional racism and bias create inequitable learning environments for children of color (American Psychological Association, 2012; Weir, 2016).  Starting as young as infancy and toddlerhood, children of color are at the highest risk for being expelled from early care and education programs and implicit bias has been identified as a likely source of such disparities. (Gilliam & Meek, 2006; Gilliam, Maupin, Reyes, et al., 2016).            

This lesson 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.    

Please note: This module was adapted from a live webinar presented on January 30, 2020. There are group reflection exercises that we encourage you to follow along with us your own sheet of paper throughout the lesson.

Providing IECMHC to Infant, Toddler, Caregivers

Many consultants have provided mental health consultation in settings serving preschoolers. In this webinar we will explore the needed shifts in thinking and perspective when providing IECMHC in settings serving primarily infants and toddlers. Presenters and participants will explore differences in: relating to children; routines and transitions; high quality care; engaging families; curriculum; and the teachers’ sense of themselves as professionals.

Please note: This module was adapted from a live webinar presented on February 10th, 2020. There are group reflection exercises that we encourage you to follow along with your own sheet of paper throughout the lesson.

Family Engagement

This webinar will highlight the family engagement framework developed by the Office of Head Start Center on Parent, Family and Community Engagement. The webinar will feature examples of how IECMH consultants can support enhanced family engagement in early care and education programs. Participants will be introduced to the on-line modules related to IECMHC and family engagement and will have opportunities to ask questions and explore challenges related to engaging families.

Please note: This module was adapted from a live webinar presented on March 16th, 2020.

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.