Policy Makers & Advocates

Resources for policy makers and advocates

SAMHSA Mental Health Services Adminisration and Children's Lifetime supports policies that will encourage infants and children to flourish by promoting education positive parenting and advocacy, we strengthen parents and societies knowledge. 

“Mental illness is the costliest childhood disorder to treat. We need to ensure [that] healthy environments are in place for all children to offset this costly trajectory.”

—Ingrid Donato, Chief, Mental Health Promotion Branch, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration

This table represents characteristics defining and differentiating three common supports that aim to enhance the social and emotional health of young children.

Development of the Center of Excellence IECMHC Toolbox: Purpose, Process & Contributors

Resilience Bouncing Back

Financing Guidance for Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health Consultation. This section provides a deeper look into funding streams to access to support IECMHC services. 

Key Resources for Promoting Equity and Reducing Disparity – 2017 (PDF | 894 KB) provides web-based guidance for state, tribes, and community leaders in the form of best practices and practical strategies.