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.
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.
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
Tessa Chesher, DO, IMH-E®
Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist
Infant Mental Health Specialist
Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Tish Dehart, MS, LCSW, IMH-E® (III)
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
Manager, Project ECHO
Submit a Case
To present a case at an upcoming Infant Mental Health TeleECHO clinic, email firstname.lastname@example.org to request an ECHO ID number. You will receive an ID and the case presentation form.