Monday, April 11, 2016

Webinar: Steps Every Policymaker Should Take to Advance Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health

Planting Seeds in Fertile Ground: Steps Every Policymaker Should Take to Advance Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health

Please join ZERO TO THREE and Manatt Health for a webinar on what states can and should be doing to advance infant and early childhood mental health.  The webinar will share key findings from a new policy brief,Planting Seeds in Fertile Ground: Steps Every Policymaker Should Take to Advance Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health. Content is suitable for state mental health, Medicaid, public health and education officials, state infant mental health association leadership, child advocates, and legislative staff.


Thursday, April 28,  1-2 pm EDT12 noon–1p CT; 11am-12 noon MT10-11 am PT


Mental health disorders may begin to manifest in the first years of life.  And when left untreated, mental health problems can take root and worsen over time, with potentially serious consequences for early learning, social competence, and lifelong health.  Despite the effectiveness of early childhood mental health services, most young children still do not receive necessary treatment and services.  More appropriate policies can promote mental health well-being, prevent adverse experiences from affecting development, and provide eligible infants, young children and their families with robust access to effective mental health treatment.
For those unable to attend the live event, a recording of the webinar and supporting materials will be posted on the ZERO TO THREE website after the webinar. 


To register for the webinar click here.

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