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Infant Mental Health ECHO

 Infant Mental Health ECHO

For Community Providers, Supervisors and Administrators 

Get expert knowledge in a virtual learning network with Infant Mental Health Experts. The curriculum is designed to expand expertise in areas of infant mental health in the areas of clinical, supervision and administrative. 


Schedule -

Every Tuesday from 9:00 am – 10:15 am CST. To join this ECHO session registration is a one-time requirement. Once registered, you will receive an ECHO participant guide with more information.




What Does the Infant Mental Health ECHO Offer? 

  • Increase knowledge of evidence-based practices in infant mental health.
  • Collaboration, support, and ongoing learning with specialists and other clinicians, including but not limited to:
    • Infant Mental Health Experts
    • Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
    • Infant Mental Health Program Directors
    • State Collaborators in Infant Mental Health
  • Focus on clinical issues in infant mental health as well as starting up and continuing successful infant mental health programs.
  • Real-time clinical review of cases and programming questions submitted by participants.
  • Free Continuing Education Credits *certain condition apply


Why Infant Mental Health ECHO? 

  • 14-26% of young children can be diagnosed with a mental health disorder. Mental health disorders in young children can look like aggression, hyperactivity, anxiety and depression.
  • Early experiences lay the foundation of healthy development and provide opportunities for prevention, early detection, and treatment.
  • Children ages 0-3 are more likely to be victims of abuse and neglect. In Oklahoma over 30% of children with substantiated abuse or neglect in 2017 were under that age of 3.
  • As Infant Mental Health Education and Training increases in Oklahoma, so does the need for continued support and ongoing learning opportunities.


Topics -

Sessions will address multiple topics including but not limited to:

  • Clinical importance of attachment 

  • Clinic needs for Infant Mental Health 

  • Assessing infants and young children 

  • Evidenced based treatments for infants and young children 

  • Creating treatment plans for infants and young children 

  • Administrative challenges of Infant Mental Health 

  • Development of infants and young children


Team -

Tessa Chesher, DO
Associate Clinical Professor
Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist
Infant Mental Health Specialist
Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

Tish Dehart, MS, LCSW, IMH-E® (III)
Clinic Manager
Behavior Heath Specialist
Tulsa Health Department Child Guidance Program

Amy Huffer, PhD, LCSW, IMH-E (IV-C)

Regional Field Specialist for the National Infant-Toddler Court Program


Melissa Griffin, MS
Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health Wellness Specialist
Family Support and Prevention Service
Oklahoma State Department of Health


Jade Goodson

Manager, Project ECHO


Submit a Case

To present a case at an upcoming Infant Mental Health TeleECHO clinic, email to request an ECHO ID number. You will receive an ID and the case presentation form.

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