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Infant Mental Health ECHO
For Community Providers, Supervisors and Administrators
Get expert knowledge in a virtual learning network with Infant Mental Health Experts. The curriculum is designed to expand expertise in areas of infant mental health in the areas of clinical, supervision and administrative.
What Does the Infant Mental Health ECHO Offer?
- Increase knowledge of evidence-based practices in infant mental health.
- Collaboration, support, and ongoing learning with specialists and other clinicians,
including but not limited to:
- Infant Mental Health Experts
- Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
- Infant Mental Health Program Directors
- State Collaborators in Infant Mental Health
- Focus on clinical issues in infant mental health as well as starting up and continuing successful infant mental health programs.
- Real-time clinical review of cases and programming questions submitted by participants.
Why Infant Mental Health ECHO?
- 14-26% of young children can be diagnosed with a mental health disorder. Mental health disorders in young children can look like aggression, hyperactivity, anxiety and depression.
- Early experiences lay the foundation of healthy development and provide opportunities for prevention, early detection, and treatment.
- Children ages 0-3 are more likely to be victims of abuse and neglect. In Oklahoma over 30% of children with substantiated abuse or neglect in 2017 were under that age of 3.
- As Infant Mental Health Education and Training increases in Oklahoma, so does the need for continued support and ongoing learning opportunities.
Tuesday, 9-10:00 am Central Time. Registration is required.
Topics for case-based learning and discussion include:
Clinical importance of attachment
Clinic needs for Infant Mental Health
Assessing infants and young children
Evidenced based treatments for infants and young children
Creating treatment plans for infants and young children
Administrative challenges of Infant Mental Health
Development of infants and young children
Tessa Chesher, DO
Associate Clinical Professor
Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist
Infant Mental Health Specialist
Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Tish Dehart, MS, LCSW, IME-E® (III)
Behavior Heath Specialist
Tulsa Health Department Child Guidance Program
Amy Huffer, LCSW, IME-E® (IV-C)
Postdoctoral researcher- Infant Caregiver Project
Melissa Griffin, MS
Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health Wellness Specialist
Family Support and Prevention Service
Oklahoma State Department of Health