UK Early Childhood Mental Health Training

Grants and Contracts Details


The UK CATS Project will: . Prepare and provide a 4 day training to the 14 Early Childhood Mental Health (ECMH) Specialists and their Supervisors; as well as to any other interested clinicians serving children birth to five; . Prepare and provide 12 additional day-long technical assistance and training at 4 regional sites and one central site; . Provide a limited amount of telephone consultation to the 14 ECMH Specialists as it relates to their providing early childhood mental health services; . Provide consultative input to the state planning team. OUTCOMES/DELIVERABLES/REPORTING REQUIREMENTS: The goal of the Early Childhood Mental Health Initiative is to provide mental health consultation to early childhood programs and assessment/therapeutic services for young children and their families. If these services are provided it will move toward the KIDS NOW goal of "all children in Kentucky are healthy and safe, possess the foundation that will enable school and personal success and live in strong families that are supported and strengthened within their communities". In order to reach this goal the following with occur: . 48 early childhood mental health clinicians housed at the Community Mental Health Centers, 14 of which are the designated ECMH Specialists working on the KIDS NOW Early Childhood Mental Health Program, will be trained on a model of assessment and early intervention designed by Dr. Stanley Greenspan, Clinical Professor of Psychiatry and Pediatrics at George Washington University Medical School at his annual training institute held in Washington DC. . Follow-up training, support and consultation to that model will be provided to the returning clinicians in order that they can put into practice the skills learned at the Greenspan Institute. . These clinicians available statewide will be available to provide one-on-one assessment and therapeutic mental health services to children birth to 5 and their families. . Consultation will be available to child-care personnel and other early childhood programs where the children attend. . Private physicians will have a resource in which to refer their families with children with mental health issues. The UK CATS Project will provide the program administrator with detailed reports from theiir technical assistance visits; a log of all phone consultations; report of scheduled trainings which includes topics preslented, list of participants and evaluation of the trainings; scheduled of preparation time; all invoices and any original receipts from any material purchased.
Effective start/end date7/1/046/30/05


  • KY Department for Public Health: $22,800.00


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