New Podcast Supporting IECMH Consultants through Reflective Supervision

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Reflective supervision is an important component of effective Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health Consultation. In this podcast, Dr. Sherryl Scott Heller discusses three essential components of reflective supervision: reflection, collaboration, and regularity; and provides examples about how this practice improves the skills of IECMH Consultants. Dr. Heller is an Associate Professor of Psychiatry at […]

New resources to support Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health Consultation

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The Center of Excellence recently developed a variety of new resources to support Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health Consultation including: New Opioids and Substance Misuse Page This new webpage includes tips and resources related to how infant and early childhood mental health consultants can support home visitors and early care and education professionals who […]

Stress Health

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STRESS HEALTH is an initiative of the Center for Youth Wellness that offers helpful information to parents and professionals about toxic stress, how toxic stress affects children’s brain and bodies, how to protect your children from toxic stress, and if at risk. Tips on parenting with ACES are also provided.  LINK COMING SOON

Attachment Vitamins

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Attachment Vitamins: Interactive Course on Early Childhood Attachment, Stress, and Trauma The Attachment Vitamins online course is an interactive, self-paced e-learning course for those adults who often find themselves in the company of children aged zero to five and their families, including professionals such as early childhood educators and child care providers, public health workers, […]

2019 Perinatal Mental Health Free Webinar Series offered by Maternal Mental Health NOW

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New topics, new speakers and experts from the field. Fridays 12pm-1pm. Mark Your Calendars! February 1, 2019: Homelessness and Pregnancy/Motherhood May 3, 2019: High Risk Obstetrics and Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders August 23, 2019: Incarcerated Mothers, Understanding the System and Their Unique Mental Health Needs November 1, 2019: Substance Use Disorders and Perinatal Mood […]

Maternal Mental Health NOW has developed the free resources helpful in working with pregnant clients or new Moms

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Maternal Mental Health NOW has developed the free resources helpful in working with pregnant clients or new Moms Bringing Light to Motherhood mobile web-based App Check this new App and share the link with the expectant and new mothers you are working with! Patient Engagement Tool This web-based app was designed to increase a patient’s motivation to […]

1-2-3 Care Toolkit

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Public health nurses at Spokane Regional Health District (SRHD) developed the 1-2-3 Care Toolkit, focused on developing trauma sensitivity, to support caregivers of children. The Toolkit is organized by topics, including brief overviews of key information within each topic, specific tools that can be used with children, and where to find more information. Also included […]

Helping Young Children Who have Experienced Trauma

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There is a newly released report that provides information about early childhood trauma and its impact on the development of young children. It also offers promising strategies for trauma informed care (TIC) in early care and education and systems to meet the needs of children with histories of trauma. This report includes recommendations for policy […]

NCTSN July 2017 eBULLETIN

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The National Child Traumatic Stress Network (NCTSN) has released their July 2017 eBULLETIN, which is rich with resources useful for professionals working with children who have experienced trauma. It includes a new Intervention Factsheet, new APA Guidelines for Treatment of PTSD, new articles related to trauma, and new translation to other languages of the story, […]

Gaps in Maternal Mental Health Care in California

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A newly released report on Maternal Mental Health in California provides a summary of gaps in Maternal Mental Health care in California, identifies strategies for improvement, and provides a call-to-action and framework for coordinating stakeholder responsibilities. The report was prepared by the California Task Force on the Status of Maternal Mental Health Care supported by […]