Document Type

Tip Sheet

Publisher

University of Maine Center for Community Inclusion and Disability Studies

Publication Date

2014

Abstract/ Summary

Early Childhood Mental Health Consultation (ECMHC) is a collaborative relationship between a mental health consultant and families, care and education professionals, and/or early care and education teachers. ECMHC strives to improve the ability of families, teachers, and care and education professionals to promote, sustain and restore healthy social and emotional development for all children. Early Childhood Mental Health Consultation approaches challenging situations with children from a problem solving perspective. ECMHC is not a therapeutic intervention: it occurs in the children's natural settings - child care, home, and school.

Citation/Publisher Attribution

University of Maine Center for Community Inclusion and Disability Studies. (2011-2014). Growing ideas: Partnering with an early childhood mental health consultant. Orono, ME.

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