SAMHSA The Center of Excellence for Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health Consultation (IECMHC)

IECMHC improves children’s lives by supporting their social, emotional, and behavioral health and development. IECMHC is a prevention-based service that pairs a mental health consultant with families and adults who work with infants and young children in the different settings where they learn and grow, such as child care, preschool, and their home. The aim is to build adults’ capacity to strengthen and support the healthy social and emotional development of children―early and before intervention is needed.