COAG mental health early intervention measure: early childhood component - study to scope potential service delivery

Children Mental health Medicine Federal government COAG Public service Australia

As part of the COAG Mental Health Initiative (Early Childhood Component), Early Childhood Australia (ECA), working closely with the Secretariat of National Aboriginal and Islander Child Care (SNAICC), was funded to undertake a study to scope potential delivery settings for early childhood services and mental health support for young children.

Recommendations and resources arising from this project will need to be implemented as part of the core business of practitioners, rather than as an added task.

The goal is to provide sustained support for everyday practice that supports young children’s social and emotional health. It’s about privileging the everyday – being with children, being warm and responsive, listening, holding conversations...

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