Early Childhood Mental Health

Early Childhood Mental Health

Mental Health Begins in Early Childhood

The First Five Years

The first five years of a child's life have a significant impact on their physical, cognitive, and social-emotional development.

The development of a young child can be adversely affected by factors such as disruptions in attachment that can be caused by parental substance abuse, parental mental health issues, and traumatic loss, which can result in toxic or chronic stress.

ECMH services can mitigate or prevent the negative impacts of adverse factors.

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ECMH Services in Nebraska Guide

Guide to choosing the appropriate early childhood mental health services available in Nebraska for families. Links to ECMH providers directories.

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ECMH Trainings & Courses

Discover training and courses available to therapists and other professionals in Nebraska who work with at-risk infants and young children.

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ECMH Resources

Find early childhood mental health resources to support your work.

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ECMH Community of Practice

Connect with other therapists across Nebraska to build community through ongoing events and workshops.

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Upcoming ECMH Events & Webinars

2024 Nebraska Counselor Cafe (Kearney)

Date: June 7, 2024
Time: 9:00 AM CDT

The Lightbox - Kearney (124 W. 25th St.)

COS™-P Intervention Informational Overview

Date: August 22, 2024
Time: 12:00 PM CDT


Understanding and Screening for Trauma in Young Children

Date: August 29, 2024
Time: 9:00 AM CDT


Play and Child-Parent Psychotherapy

Date: August 30, 2024
Time: 9:30 AM CDT


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