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

Upcoming Virtual Events:


The Revised IECMHC Competencies: Examining the Role of the Consultant in Advancing Equity in IECMHC

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

  • 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.

Community of Practice Application

Deadline: Monday, November 2, 2020

The Center of Excellence for Infant & Early Childhood Mental Health Consultation (CoE for IECMHC) is pleased to announce a Call for Applications for its IECMHC Program Managers Community of Practice (CoP). This CoP is a 6-month initiative that will be comprised of up to fifteen (15) program managers that provide IECMHC services and interested in developing or enhancing their skills and knowledge in IECMHC practices. Participating organizations will gain access to organizational change experts and educational materials to help them move their IECMHC program along the IECMHC Evidence Continuum


ECHO Application

Deadline: Monday, November 2, 2020

The Center of Excellence for Infant & Early Childhood Mental Health Consultation (CoE for IECMHC) is pleased to announce a Call for Applications for its IECMHC ECHO for Mental Health Consultants serving rural, tribal or underserved geographic regions. This ECHO is a 6-month initiative that will be comprised of up to fifteen (15) mental health consultants. The ECHO will offer mental health consultants practice strategies and support for working in the infant & early childhood mental health field.


IECMHC Foundations Information Session #2

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.


Archived Events:

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.

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.

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.  

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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.

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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.

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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.