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Unpacking Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health (IECMH)

April 5, 2023 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm EDT

young girl unpacking her backpack at home

This session focuses on defining Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health (IECMH) and its importance for healthy socioemotional development. The discussion includes how to recognize symptoms of unhealthy IECMH, and practical approaches that professionals can use to improve it. Additionally, participants consider the importance of addressing IECMH in children and their families who have been historically marginalized.


Professor Kelly Bost, Ph.D. is a faculty member in the Department of Human Development and Family Studies at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. Her research examines how families and parent-child attachment relationships impact children’s socioemotional and health-related outcomes using multi-method approaches.

Samantha Iwinski is a Ph.D. student in the Department of Human Development and Family Studies at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. She works closely with Dr. Bost to help examine how families and parent-child relationships impact children’s development, specifically their executive function abilities, emotion regulation, and eating behaviors.

Continuing Education (CE) Credit

Continuing Education

This OneOp Early Intervention webinar series:

  • Offers CE credits through the Early Intervention Training Program (EITP) at the University of Illinois through 12/31/24
  • Is a Gateways to Opportunity Registry-approved Training for early care and education professionals in Illinois through 12/31/24
  • Offers 1.5 State Continuing Education Clock Hours (SCECHs) for providers in Michigan.
  • Provides 1.5 CPE hours for Texas EISs
  • Has been approved for 1.5 Continuing Education Credits for the Certified Family Life Educator (CFLE) program through the National Council on Family Relations through 4/5/26.
  • Board Certified Patient Advocates: This program has been pre-approved by The Patient Advocate Certification Board to provide continuing education credit to Board Certified Patient Advocates (BCPA). The course has been approved for a total of 1.5 CE contact hour, of which 0.0 are in the area of Ethics.
  • Case Managers: This program has been submitted to the Commission for Case Manager Certification for approval to provide board certified case managers with 1.5 clock hours.
  • Family & Consumer Sciences Professionals: This webinar provides 1.5 PDUs towards CFCS from the American Association of Family & Consumer Sciences through 4/5/24.
  • Social Workers, Licensed Professional Counselors, and Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists: Programming approval through 4/5/25 for 1.5 CE credits has been obtained for Social Work, LPCs, and LMFTs from the University of Texas at Austin, Steve Hicks School of Social Work. Check with your state licensing agency for reciprocity and/or credit approval if licensed for other professions or in one of the following states: CO, FL, HI, IA, KS, KY, MI, NY, ND, OH, OK
  • Additional continuing education credits may be offered. Please check back soon for additional details.

Event Materials

That’s the Ticket | Series

This four-part webinar series for 2023 defines IECMH and provides participants with important knowledge, awareness, strategies, and tools to support the healthy socioemotional development of children ages birth to 5 years old.

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April 5, 2023
11:00 am - 12:30 pm EDT
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