Child Care Aware of Washington now offers Holding Hope, Infant-Early Childhood Mental Health Consultation to participants in Early Achievers and the families they serve.
What is Infant-Early Childhood Mental Health Consultation?
Sometimes called social and emotional health, Infant-Early Childhood Mental Health refers to the emotional and mental health and wellness of very young children and their caregivers and families. The Holding Hope program connects mental health professionals with early childhood professionals to:
- Strengthen and support the efforts of families, child care providers and early childhood systems to promote the optimal social and emotional development of children
- Prevent, identify, and reduce the impact of mental health challenges for children and families
- Support the social and emotional well-being of children and adult caregivers, nurture responsive relationships and help with the early identification of social, emotional, behavioral and developmental challenges.