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.