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Working with an Early Childhood Mental Health Consultant

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This course provides an overview of working with an early childhood mental health consultant, including what benefits the consultant can offer to you, as a provider, to your program, and to the families and children in your care. The course also reviews when to contact and how to find an early childhood mental health consultant.

Clock Hours: 1

Counts Toward
  • Level 2 clock hours
  • Social Emotional training hours

Course Delivery Method
Online, self-paced course

After taking this course, the learner will be able to:
  • Define early childhood mental health consultation
  • Describe the three types of early childhood mental health consultation
  • Recognize when it is appropriate to engage a mental health consultant
  • Identify how mental health consultation can benefit the child care professional, the program and families
  • Describe requirements to be ready to work with an early childhood mental health consultant


FCP 10.1 Identifies the role of family members in their children’s growth, development, and learning and the cultural variations of family roles.
G 6.1  Communicates with co-workers and families regarding areas of concern with a child’s behavior and contributes to the development of cooperative strategies to manage challenges.
G 10.1  Describes the appropriate channels for professional conflict resolution based on program policies and/or professional code(s) of ethical conduct.

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This course contains audio.

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