ZERO to THREE: Resource and Tools

(The information in this post is duplicated from an original ZERO to THREE Policy Network email received 2/7/17.)

 

Expanding Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health Supports and Services: A Planning Tool for States and Communities

The ZERO TO THREE Policy Center is delighted to announce the release of a new planning tool, Expanding Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health Supports and Services: A Planning Tool for States and Communities. This new resource provides a set of questions that can help to:

  • inform and organize cross-system, multi-sector planning efforts;
  • inventory existing resources, policies, and programs;
  • identify gaps and missing linkages; and
  • align policy with best practice.

This action-oriented tool guides you through data collection and analysis across six areas of consideration:

  1. Robust Access to a Continuum of Supports and Services (Promotion, Prevention, Diagnosis, and Treatment)
  2. Strong Workforce Capacity and Professional Development
  3. Embedding IECMH Across Child-Serving Systems
  4. Comprehensive System-Wide Planning and Infrastructure
  5. Properly Financed System
  6. Effective Messaging That Builds Public and Political Will

The planning tool is available on the ZERO TO THREE website at www.zerotothree.org/IECMHPlanningTool.

If you would like to consult with someone at ZERO TO THREE about using this tool in your state or community, please contact Lindsay Usry at lusry@zerotothree.org.

The ZERO TO THREE Policy Network is a vehicle for early childhood advocates, like you, to use your knowledge and expertise to impact public policy for infants, toddlers, and their families. When you sign-up, you’ll receive The Baby Monitor, their bi-weekly e-newsletter, as well as periodic action alerts and updates.