Early Childhood Policy Matters


Addressing Common Policy Challenges for Mental Health Practitioners

Ep. 4

Successful implementation of early childhood mental health services requires collaboration and coordination across all levels. What does early childhood mental health consultation look like on the ground, and how can a state best support their providers in their work?

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 two early childhood mental health practitioners about common challenges and successful strategies of providers in this field. Guests include Dr. Dominque Charlotte-Swilley, clinical child psychologist and licensed school psychologist based in Washington D.C., and Trista Vonada, Early Head Start Mental Health Coordinator and Early Childhood Lead Clinician with Aware Inc. in Montana.

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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