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Early Childhood Mental Health Virginia (ECMHVA) is a statewide initiative focused on the development, implementation and sustainability of a comprehensive and coordinated early childhood system of care for infant and early childhood mental health serving children birth through age five and their families/caregivers and providers, that provides for increased access to and funding for a continuum of quality prevention, promotion and intervention evidence-based services that support the parent-child relationship and other key caregiver relationships and are linked to efforts supporting older children’s mental health services in Virginia. Values supported are as follows:
The ECMH VA State Coordinator is responsible for overseeing the ECMHVA Initiative including the development and implementation of a Virginia ECMH Strategic Plan, facilitating regular meetings of the ECMHVA Advisory Board and administering the Virginia Endorsement for Culturally Sensitive, Relationship-Focused Practice Promoting Infant Mental Health.
The ECMH Virginia State Coordinator/ Infant Mental Health Endorsement Coordinator is an employee of the Partnership for People with Disabilities in the School of Education at Virginia Commonwealth University. Funding for the ECMH Virginia State Coordinator is currently made available through the generous support of our largest funder, the Infant & Toddler Connection of Virginia at the Department of Behavioral Health & Developmental Services and through funding made available by our sustaining partner, the Virginia Department of Education, Early Childhood Special Education.
Funding for the ECMH Virginia Initiative is currently made available through the generous support of the Infant & Toddler Connection of Virginia in the Department of Behavioral Health & Developmental Services and the Head Start State Collaboration Office with the Virginia Department of Social Services. The ECMH Virginia Initiative partners with the Virginia Association for Infant Mental Health to implement the Virginia Endorsement for Culturally Sensitive, Relationship-Focused Practice Promoting Infant Mental Health. Funding in previous years from the Virginia Department of Health (Early Childhood Comprehensive Systems Grant) and the Virginia Department of Social Services (CCDBG Infant & Toddler) has also supported this initiative.
ASQ: SE 2: Ages & Stages Questionnaire-Social Emotional, 2nd edition
ASQ-3: Ages & Stages Questionnaire 3nd edition
CHOR: Children’s Hospital of Richmond
CSBs: Community Services Boards
DC: 0-5: Diagnostic Criteria, Birth to Five
DBHDS: Virginia Department of Behavioral Health & Developmental Services
DMAS: Virginia Department of Medical Assistance Services
ECMH: Early Childhood Mental Health
ECMHVA: Early Childhood Mental Health Virginia Initiative
EIVA: Early Impact Virginia (formerly known as the VA Home Visiting Consortium)
IMH: Infant Mental Health
ITCVA: Infant & Toddler Connection of Virginia at DBHDS
ITSN: Infant Toddler Specialist Network
LPC: Licensed Professional Counselor
MCOs: Managed Care Organizations
NASW: National Association of Social Workers
NCCP: National Center for Children in Poverty
OCPE: Office of Continuing and Professional Education at Virginia Commonwealth University
PPD: Partnership for People with Disabilities at Virginia Commonwealth University
Project S.E.E.D. VA: Project Social Emotional Education & Development Virginia
VAIMH: Virginia Association for Infant Mental Health
VCU: Virginia Commonwealth University
VDH: Virginia Department of Health
VDSS: Virginia Department of Social Services
VECF: Virginia Early Childhood Foundation
VTCC: Virginia Treatment Center for Children
ZTT: Zero To Three