Duran F, Hepburn F, Irvine M, Kaufmann R, Anthony B, Horen N, Perry D. 2009. What works?: A study of effective early childhood mental health consultation programs. Washington, DC: Georgetown University Center for Child and Human Development, 224 pp.
Annotation: This report summarizes the findings from a study of six early childhood mental health consultation (ECMHC) programs that have demonstrated positive child, family, staff, and/ or program outcomes. The study is based on data gathered during two-day site visits and focuses on the following key questions: 1) What are the essential components of effective mental health consultation programs? 2) What are the skills, competencies, and credentials of effective consultants? 3) What are the training, supervision and support needs of consultants? 4) What level of intervention intensity (i.e., frequency and duration) is needed to produce good outcomes? 5) Which outcomes should be targeted and how should they be measured? The study also reports on the extent to which consultation efforts are occurring nationally and provides a series of recommendations from experts in the field to guide policy makers, funders, researchers, evaluators, early childhood mental health consultation providers, and early care and education programs administrators.
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Keywords: Child health, Consultation, Data collection, Field studies , Measures, Mental health, Model programs, Program evaluation