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Document Number: 9808

What Works? A Study of Effective Early Childhood Mental Health Consultation Programs - Based on visits to six effective early childhood mental health programs across the country and a scan of 35 states' policy and practices, Georgetown University researchers found that successful programs have three core components: a solid infrastructure, well-trained mental health consultants, and high-quality services. Researchers also found that of equal importance are the readiness of early childhood programs and staff to work with consultants and the quality of the relationships they develop. Further, the report's website links to resources from the six model programs, such as job descriptions, training agendas, agreements with ECE providers, parent outreach materials and evaluation instruments. (Georgetown University Center for Child and Human Development, August 2009)...

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