This webinar, hosted by the ZERO TO THREE Policy Center, will highlight a new policy paper from ZERO TO THREE and Erikson Institute called Infant, Toddler, and Early Childhood Mental Health Competencies: A Comparison of Systems [PDF, 45pg].During the webinar, policy paper author and Erikson professor Jon Korfmacher will present the findings. Representatives from Michigan and California also will discuss their work to develop competencies and state-level competency systems.
Mental health competencies: State standards/national vision
As interest increases in addressing the mental health needs of our youngest children, so has concern about supporting the development of the multidisciplinary providers who work with these children and their families.
No one professional guild has taken the lead in establishing standards for providers who work with young children around social-emotional development or mental health challenges.
Yet, there are a variety of state efforts to identify competencies that providers should have to engage in effective promotion, prevention, and treatment strategies with infants, toddlers, young children, and their families.
ZERO TO THREE is launching a conversation on the need to develop a set of national competencies. The Infant, Toddler, and Early Childhood Mental Health Competencies: A Comparison of Systems [PDF, 45pg] policy paper will be an important source of information for this conversation.
Assistant Director of Infant-Early Childhood Mental Health Strategy
ZERO TO THREE
Associate Professor, Erikson Institute
Executive Director, Michigan Association for Infant Mental Health
Marie Kanne Poulsen
Leadership Team, California Center for Infant-Family and Early Childhood Mental Health