Early Childhood Mental Health
Are there children in one of the programs you support who have any of these behaviors?
- avoid eye contact
- isolation or withdrawal
- outbursts of emotion or anger; tantrums that don't stop
- inability to be soothed or comforted
- sleep disturbances; nightmares, inability to fall asleep due to fear etc.
Is additional support needed to support one of these children? EEC continues to fund the Early Childhood Mental Health Consultation (ECMHC) and seeks to provide early childhood mental health consultation services that address the developmental, social and emotional, and behavioral challenges of infants and young children that will support healthy development, reduce the suspension and expulsion rate in early education and care settings, and promote school success.
Discuss a potential referral with your Director. Together, you can seek additional support from the ECMHC grantee in your region:
Region 1 (Berkshire & Hampden Counties)
Region 1 & 2 (Franklin, Hampshire and parts of Worcester County)
Region 2 (cities and towns in Central MA)
Region 3 (cities and towns in Northeast MA)
Region 5 (cities and towns in Southeast, Cape & Islands
Regions 5 & 6 (cities and towns in Northeast, central MA, Metro Boston and Southeast)
Region 6 (cities and town in Metro Boston)