The National Technical Assistance Center for Children’s Mental Health has issued a new reference for public health professionals who work in childhood mental health.
Free to download here, “A Public Health Approach to Children’s Mental Health” offers a comprehensive public health approach to children’s mental health. The guide links environmental supports, services, and interventions across child-serving systems; identifies shared language and definitions that can form a platform for communication between multiple child-serving sectors; and provides numerous examples of interventions and policies that show tremendous promise for child mental health services.
The last chapter provides community leaders with a number of strategies that put the public mental health intervention framework into action.
For more information on the guide, click here: http://gucchdtacenter.georgetown.edu/public_health.html.
For more on early childhood mental health, see our winter 2009 Healthy Generations, Early Childhood Mental Health, available here: https://mch.umn.edu/index.php/Page/View/Resources