Early Childhood Policy Matters


Components of a Successful Statewide Early Childhood Mental Health System

Ep. 5

To ensure program success and sustainability, early childhood mental health must be carefully integrated into a state’s existing early childhood system.

In this episode host Neal Horen, Director of the Early Childhood Division at the Center for Child and Human Development at Georgetown University, speaks with state-level early childhood mental health leaders to learn how their states incorporated early childhood mental health services into their mixed delivery systems. Participants also discuss benefits of these services for children and families.

Guests include Teya Dahle, Minnesota Department of Human Services Early Childhood Mental Health Consultation Coordinator and instructor for the University of Minnesota Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health program; Catherine Wright, Minnesota Department of Human Services Early Childhood Mental Health System Coordinator; and Tamilah Richardson, Associate Director of Early Childhood Learning with the Virginia Department of Education.

Early Childhood Policy Matters is supported by the National Technical Assistance Center for Preschool Development Grants Birth through Five, funded by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families, Office of Child Care. For episode transcripts and more information visit https://childcareta.acf.hhs.gov/resource/early-childhood-policy-matters-podcast

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