Category: Blog

Endorsement Matters

Completion of the Endorsement Process holds a personal meaning for children, their families and community supports. These stakeholders benefit from the quality of services and increased knowledge that the Endorsement Process provides. The following excerpt is from a letter sent by a parent, “I cannot begin to express my gratitude and thanks to (our ECMH consultant) enough.

ECMH Consultation Supports

I started seeing a family due to concerns the mom was having with her two year old son. Mom is a childcare provider as well. I initially saw the mom and son for some in-home therapy where I shared play therapy strategies including child-directed and Theraplay, sprinkled with some Conscious Discipline®.

Save the Date for the 2013 KAIMH Conference!!

When:  May 2nd and 3rd Where:  Hilton Garden Inn and Manhattan Conference Center, Manhattan, KS How:  Online Registration Opens March 11th!!! Cost:  Both Days~ Members $145 Non-Members $225            Single Day~ Members $95 Non- Members $150 More details to come later!

Early Childhood Mental Health Consultation

Shari* was just three years old when her behaviors in her Head Start classroom began to regress and her challenging behaviors escalated. Her dedicated, experienced teacher began to tighten her classroom management skills, which had worked in the past, to address the behaviors. This time, however, the behavior continued to escalate, and both staff and Shari’s mother were at the end of their ropes.

Mother Nature: Maternal Instincts and How They Shape the Human Species

Mother Nature: Maternal Instincts and How They Shape the Human Species This book is written by Sarah Hrdy who was trained as an anthropologist, primatologist, and evolutionary theorist. She had personal reasons for delving into this topic as she experienced enormous conflicts in wanting to pursue her career while also being a mother. This book has incredible depth in the examples she provides from both the animal world and across human cultures.