Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health

Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health

Mental health begins in infant and 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.

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

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IECMH Services in Nebraska Guide

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

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IECMH Trainings & Courses

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

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IECMH Resources

Find infant and early childhood mental health resources to support your work.

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IECMH Community of Practice

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

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Upcoming IECMH Events & Webinars

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


Endorsement® in Nebraska Overview (Fall)

Date: September 12, 2024
Time: 11:30 AM CDT


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