Course: EPC 636. Systems and Policies in Infant-Toddler-Family Mental Health (3)
Focus on the systems and policies that support optimal infant-toddler-family mental health. Students participate in researching the national, state and local legislation that influences the related child care, education and service delivery systems. This includes the exploration of private and public agencies in place to administer and/or deliver services for young children and their families. Mapping these systems of care and education, as well as constructing the professional’s role in the system, culminates in an increased knowledge and understanding of the policies that support optimal infant-toddler-family mental health. Finally, understanding the role of these systems as seen from a family’s perspective informs and supports the family’s successful navigation to obtain appropriate care and education resources for their child.