Current Projects

Current Projects

Priority Area #1:

Integrate medical and mental health, school, and childcare services in a family centered manner.

  • Help Me Grow: In Every Way: embedding early childhood mental health into the Help Me Grow early intervention system

Priority Area #2:

Create a grassroots movement to make early childhood mental health funding a priority with policy makers.

  • Legislative update and meeting with the candidates
  • Presentations to community groups regarding social-emotional concerns
  • Annual Legislator lunch with children with child care programs & CCRR

Priority Area #3:

Ensure that every parent and every expectant parent understands the importance of healthy social & emotional development and has access to community based resources.

  • Circle of Security Training for professionals
  • Using technology and common language to coordinate work of home visitors across disciplines to provide integrated and coordinated services to families without duplication.

Priority Area #4:

Increase the number and enhance the skills of mental health providers and other professionals working with young children.

  • Clinicians’ Reflective Consultation and reading groups
  • Provide support to clinicians working toward MAIECMH endorsement
  • Professional Learning Community on infant mental health.
    • Embedding early childhood mental health research, theory and practice into St. Cloud State University coursework
    • Infant mental health resources special collection at SCSU Curriculum and Technology Center.