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Infant Mental Health ECHO

 Infant Mental Health ECHO

Get expert knowledge in a virtual learning network with Infant Mental Health Experts. The curriculum is designed to expand expertise in preventing, assessing, and treating developmental, behavioral, and mental health concerns in children ages birth to 5.


Who Should Participate? 

Medical providers (DO, MD, NP, PA), psychologists, behavioral health providers, supervisors and administrators, social workers, case managers, and other early childhood professionals interested in learning new skills. 


Schedule -

First Tuesday of the month 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 Psychiatrists 
    • Infant Mental Health Program Directors
    • State Collaborators in Infant Mental Health
  • Focus on clinical concerns in infant mental health and implementing and sustaining 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, IMH-E®
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)
Training and Technical Assistance Specialist
ZERO TO THREE HealthySteps

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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