Florida Association for Infant Mental Health Strategic

Report
Florida Association for
Infant Mental Health
Strategic Planning Update
May 2008
Many Systemic
Changes &
Challenges
since 2000
Ever
Expanding
Research
Develop a system to
prevent children birth
to age 5 from
developing emotional
and behavioral
disorders.
DOH Early
Childhood
Coordinating
Systems
Grant
Building Systems of Care
• Hillsborough
• Sarasota
• Broward
• Systems of Care
• Expanded IMH for risks, delays….
• Coordinated screening….
• Evidence based
• Training at all 3 levels
• Funding
• Public Awareness of IMH
Quality Childcare Initiatives
• Palm Beach
• Miami
• Tampa
• Tallahassee
Improve and expand
mental health services
for children under age 5
with risks, delays or
disabilities.
Mental Health Consultation
• DJJ
• Child Welfare
• Child Care
• Substance Abuse
• Military Families
IMH for Teen Parents in DJJ
(Character House, WINGS,
Young Parents in Miami Juvenile Court)
IMH in Child Welfare
Children’s Home Society
Developmental specialist & IMH therapist
embedded in child welfare unit
IMH Consultation
in Child Care
• Areas include:
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Miami
Jacksonville
Tampa
Pensacola
Sarasota
Tallahassee
• Statewide meeting to
learn promising practices
IMH in Substance Abuse
Residential mom/
baby programs
Stephanie Colston
IMH: Helping
Military Families
Deal with
Deployment
Separation
Develop a
coordinated system
to screen and assess
mental health needs
for children birth to
age 5.
IMH in DOH
Training on:
• Bright Futures
• ASQ-SE
• Maternal Depression
• Screening
Healthy Families
ASQ-SE
Hot Docs
Training med students to address the
developmental & social emotional
needs of young children
Develop and implement
evidence-based mental
health treatment and
intervention for children
birth to age 5.
EvidenceBased
Resources
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Build a training infrastructure
for infant mental health in
Florida including Level 1
front-line caregivers, Level 2
early interventionists, and
Level 3 infant mental health
therapists.
Level 1 IMH Training
Level 2 IMH Training
Secure funding for
training and mental
health services for
children birth to age
5 and their families.
Develop social marketing
campaigns to raise the
public awareness of the
mental health needs of
children birth to age 5
and the consequences of
poor social-emotional
development.
DD Council
Funded
Development
of a
Statewide
Prevention
Campaign
Develop public policies
that support prevention
and treatment of mental
health disorders for
children birth to age 5.
CAPTA: 108-36
(Child Abuse Prevention & Treatment &
Adoption Reform) 2003
Requires states to
have procedures for
referral of children
under 3 involved in
substantiated case
of child abuse or
neglect to early
intervention services
Florida Docs for Tots
Recruiting doctors to help
policymakers understand
the needs of young children.
Medicaid Policies to
Support Early Childhood
Mental Health
• DC:0-3 Training
• Managed Care
Plans
• Clarified IMH
benefit coverage
Our Vision is that
one day all
children will be
emotionally
healthy, equipped
to learn, and
nurtured to
develop their full
potential.
Never doubt that a small
group of thoughtful,
committed citizens can
change the world. Indeed,
it's the only thing that
ever has.
-Margaret Mead

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