- IECMH Pre-Conference Work Session
April 10, 2019
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Infant Early Childhood Mental Health (IECMH) Pre-Conference Work Session –
Using the Head Start Voice to Enhance IECMH System Efforts: Building Consensus
Please join us for a one-day work session facilitated by Brandy Fox, Director of Cross Systems IECMH Initiatives and Tracy Duarte, HSSCO Director.
“Using the Head Start Voice to Enhance IECMH System Efforts: Building Consensus”
This work session will help us to forge a path to deliver our data-driven recommendations to Office of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services (OMHSAS). It is imperative that the HS/EHS community comes to consensus on the recommendations that we will provide to OMHSAS in order to move forward on meeting the needs of HS/EHS children, families and staff.
• Review and analyze the themes that came out of the IECMH Regional Round Tables that were held last fall as well as the survey responses related to programs, children, and families’ experiences with Behavioral Health systems in their community.
• Engage in high level discussion and consensus-building on recommended enhancements to address IECMH system barriers.
• Finalize a set of cross-sector recommendations to be submitted to state leaders responsible for the Behavioral Health system.
Audience – programs are strongly encouraged to send a team of staff to include the HS/EHS Director, MH Consultant and other MH or BH staff, health and/or Family Service Coordinators, and others.