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Abby Alter Co-Writes Article for CT by The Numbers

abby_alter_mpa.jpgCHDI's Abby Alter recently co-wrote an article for CT by the Numbers with Heidi Madeira of the Connecticut Association of Infant Mental Health (CT-AIMH) highlighting efforts to ensure professionals working with children and families are well-trained to promote mental health, preventive care, early intervention, and treatment. The article, "Perspective: A Needed Credential to Advance Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health," provides recommendations for the state to expand the capacity of the early childhood workforce to address the social and emotional needs of young children. 
Over the past several years, CT-AIMH has built and expanded a statewide system of Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health Endorsement®. To learn more about this work, read our issue brief, "Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health: Building a Statewide System of Professional Endorsement®".