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That’s the Ticket: Exploring Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health

About This Series

Infant and early childhood mental health (IECMH) refers to the development of secure relationships with adults and peers, the ability to manage and express a range of emotions, and explore their environment in the context of their family, community, and culture (Zero to Three, 2017). 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.

Unpacking Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health (IECMH)

This session focuses on defining Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health (IECMH) and its importance for healthy socioemotional development.

Making the Journey Towards Healthy Attachment

This session focuses on how attachment relationships are formed, how to promote a healthy attachment, and information on how to rebuild and assist families who experience separation.

Managing Bumps in the IECMH Road

This session discuss effective strategies for addressing family stress, the impact of cultural differences on stress management, and what to do if you suspect maltreatment.

IECMH: Practical Strategies to Support Attachment Relationships

This session discusses ideas, strategies, and resources for fostering healthy attachment.

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