The human mind is one of the most complex structures in the universe. Even in early infancy, it is capable of taking in a wide variety of inputs. Still, in our early years, we’ve only unlocked a small portion of its potential. Our brains actually continue to develop into our twenties. Accordingly, the U.S. Government embraces a definition of youth that continues until we turn 25.
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SAMHSA announces the launch of the National Center of Excellence for Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health Consultation
When young children go to child care or preschool they should be in a nurturing and stimulating environment where they can play, learn and have fun. That’s why SAMHSA, the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), and the Administration for Children and Families (ACF) have partnered to establish a National Center of Excellence for Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health Consultation (IECMHC). IECMHC is an intervention that builds the capacity of teachers, home visitors and parents to address challenging behaviors and promote social-emotional development. The model has shown positive impacts in: