What Works? A Study of Effective Early Childhood Mental Health Consultation Programs
For states and communities interested in data-driven guidance around development and implementation of effective early childhood mental health consultation programs.
Through in-depth site visits to six consultation programs demonstrating positive child, family, staff and/or program outcomes, this study explores the following key questions:
- What are the essential components of effective mental health consultation programs?
- What are the skills, competencies, and credentials of effective consultants?
- What are the training, supervision and support needs of consultants?
- What level of intervention intensity (i.e., frequency and duration) is needed to produce good outcomes?
- Which outcomes should be targeted and how should they be measured?
The study also reports on the extent to which consultation efforts are occurring nationally and provides a series of recommendations generated by experts in the field to guide policymakers/funders, early childhood mental health consultation providers, early care and education program administrators, and researchers/evaluators.
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Download: Executive Summary