Early Childhood Policy Matters

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Implementing Mental Health Services and Supports: Common Approaches

Ep. 3

What resources does my state needs to effectively implement early childhood mental health programs? And how do I determine which model is the best fit for my state?

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 Dr. Nikki Edge about the implementation of Arkansas’ early childhood mental health consultation system. Later, host Todd Grindal, Principal Senior Researcher at SRI International, speaks with Vanderbilt University's ML Hemmeter about the Pyramid Model.

These experts discuss strengths, challenges, and lessons learned with their models as well as key partnerships for successful implementation. Guests include Dr. Nicola Edge, Professor and Associate Director of the Research and Evaluation Division in the Department of Family and Preventative Medicine at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences; and Dr. Mary Louise Hemmeter, Professor of Special Education at Vanderbilt University.

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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