This page contains resources related to early childhood mental health and preschool education. For resources from past TTAC events, please visit our events page.

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TTAC Highlights
Clinical Assessment Tools
Community Resources
Early Childhood Mental Health 101
Early Childhood Mental Health Consultation 
Fact Sheets and Guides
In the Media
NYS Children's System Transformation

TTAC Highlights

-June 2018 Network Celebration 

-Newsletter, Fall 2018

-TTAC Poster Presentation: "A Professional Development Model to Build Workforce Capacity to Identify and Address the Mental Health Needs of Young Children and Their Families"

-TTAC Poster Presentation: "Mental Health Consultation in Early Care and Education: A Capacity Building Approach to Supporting Young Children’s Social-Emotional Development" 

Billing: The Nuts and Bolts of Providing Early Childhood Mental Health Services 

-Children and Family Treatment and Support Services (CFTSS) Draft Rates (12/7/18) - Subject to CMS/DOB Approval

-CHIP vs. Medicaid (please note: this document is a generic, federal level description. Click here for more information on Child Health Plus

Clinical Assessment Tools

-Child and Adolescent Needs and Strengths (CANS) Common Assessment Tool 

-Output to Outcomes Clinical Assessment Measures Database:

Community Resources

-Active Design Playbook for Early Childhood Settings

-Mental Health Resources Available in NYC (All Ages)

-NYC Well: Call 1-888-NYC-WELL, text WELL to 65173 or visit the website.

-ThriveNYC Mental Health RoadmapUnderstanding New York City's Mental Health Challenge

-Sesame Street Family Focused Webinars 

-Supporting Immigrant Students' Rights to Attend Public Schools, from the Intercultural Development Research Association 

*Full version

*One-pager in English and Spanish 

Early Childhood Mental Health 101

-Defining Early Childhood Mental Health: What the Science Tells Us

-Fostering Healthy Social and Emotional Development in Young Children:

*Tips for Families

*Tips for Early Childhood Teachers and Providers

-Milestones: Understanding Your Child's Social and Emotional Development from Birth to Age 5

-Social and Emotional Development Research Background

Early Childhood Mental Health Consultation 

-CSEFEL Pyramid Model Training Modules

-Georgetown University Center for Early Childhood Mental Health Consultation 

-Mental Health Consultation Manual for Early Care & Education Staff

-SAMHSA Center of Excellence for ECMH Consultation

Maternal Depression and ECMH Consultation Webpage

Podcasts and Webinars

Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health Consultation Toolbox

-"The Physical Environment: A Powerful Regulator of Experience" By: Elizabeth Prescott 

-"Where Do the Bears Go?": The Value of Child-Directed Play By: Genan T. Anderson, Anita Rae Spainhower, and Ann C. Sharp

Fact Sheets and Guides

-Developing a Vision and Strategic Planning for Early Childhood Mental Health Consultation (Tutorial)

-Guidance for Early Intervention Program Providers and Other Early Childhood Professionals

-Identifying and Referring Children with Developmental Delays 

-Postpartum Depression in New York City

-Referring Young Children and Their Families for Mental Health Services

-Support Guide for Social Emotional Development, Compiled by the Association to Benefit Children (ABC)

In the Media 

-Behavioral Health News, Winter 2019: ""Building Workforce Capacity to Support the Mental Health Needs of Young Children and Their Families" By: Susan Chinitz, PsyD, Clinical Co-Director of TTAC

-NY Daily News: "Help Children Emotionally Thrive" By: Chirlane McCray, First Lady, NYC

-NY Daily News"Mental Health Care for Children in Need" By: Tonia Spence, Senior Director of Early Childhood Services, Jewish Board of Family and Children's Services

NYS Children's System Transformation

Access information on New York State’s children’s system transformation via the links below.

-Children’s Medicaid Redesign Team (MRT)

-Children and Family Treatment and Support Services (CFTSS)

-Children’s Home and Community Based Services (HCBS)

-Children’s Health Homes

-Voluntary Foster Care Agencies 

The Managed Care Technical Assistance Center (MCTAC) offers comprehensive resources and training materials on the children’s system transformation. Learn more here.

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