Within the Framework Webinar
All Hands on Deck: Partnering with Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health Consultants to Implement the Pyramid Model
September 11, 2018
Duration 54 min
Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health Consultation (IECMHC) is an evidence-based approach that pairs mental health professionals with people who work with young children and their families. Professionals who provide IECMHC can be critical partners in the implementation of the Pyramid Model within early childhood education and care programs including assisting programs with concerns such as trauma, crisis in communities, staff wellness, and connections with community services. The webinar panel will discuss the relationship between the mental health consultant and the Pyramid Model leadership team and the supports that might be provided by the mental health consultant to build the capacity of the program and personnel as they provide services to young children and their families.
Do you work with a IECMHC in your Pyramid Model work? Are you a IECMHC who promotes the Pyramid Model?
NCPMI would like to connect with programs that are collaborating with IECMHC in their Pyramid Model implementation and with IECMHC who promote the Pyramid Model. If you are interested in helping us, please provide your information.
Resources related to IECMHC:
- Crosswalk Early Childhood Mental Health Services
- Center of Excellence on Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health Consultation
- Center of Excellence on Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health Consultation- Competencies
National Center of Excellence on Infant/Early Childhood Mental Health Consultation
Neal Horen, PhD, is a clinical psychologist who has focused on early childhood mental health for the last 20 years. He is the Director of Early Childhood at Georgetown’s Center for Child and Human Development. He is the co-lead on mental health on the Head Start National Center on Early Childhood Health and Wellness, co-TA Director on the National Center of Excellence on Infant/Early Childhood Mental Health Consultation, lead for early childhood for the SAMHSA system of care grants, Georgetown’s lead on the HV-ImpACT TA Center, and PI on a RWJ foundation grant on mental health consultation.
Amy Hunter is a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker (LICSW) who earned her Master’s of Social Work degree at Boston University in 1995. Amy has a post graduate certificate from the University of Maryland School of Medicine in early childhood mental health. Amy currently serves as an assistant professor at Georgetown University. In her capacity at Georgetown she directs the mental health section of the Head Start National Center for Early Childhood Health and Wellness, a training and technical assistance center for Early Head Start and Head Start. Amy has worked in the field for early childhood mental health for over twenty years. Amy has provided training and technical assistance on early childhood mental health to a variety of audiences around the country. Amy maintains a private practice in Washington DC providing consultation to parents with young children.
National Center for Pyramid Model Innovations
University of South Florida
Lise Fox, PhD, is a Professor in the Department of Child and Family Studies in the College of Behavioral and Community Sciences of the University of South Florida in Tampa, Florida. Lise is the principal investigator of the National Center for Pyramid Model Innovations. Her research and technical assistance is focused on in practical approaches to addressing issues surrounding the inclusion of young children with problem behavior in community settings, program-wide implementation of the Pyramid Model, and individualized positive behavior support.