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

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: This playbook offers ideas and resources that NYC early child care and education providers can use to increase physically active play and learning.

-Mental Health Resources Available in NYC (All Ages)

-NYC Well: New York City's connection to free, confidential mental health support. Speak to a counselor via phone, text or chat and get 24/7 access to mental health and substance misuse services in more than 200 languages. NYC Well counselors can also facilitate referrals to behavioral health services based on preferred languages, location, and insurance type. Call 1-888-NYC-WELL, text WELL to 65173 or click here to 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

-SAMHSA Center for Excellence Maternal Depression and ECMH Consultation Webpage

-SAMHSA Center for Excellence: Podcasts and Webinars

-SAMHSA 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 

-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.


New York Center for Child Development (NYCCD): NYCCD is a nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting the optimal development of young children. Learn more about their educational and therapeutic services for children from birth through age five, their parents, and the institutions that serve them.

McSilver Institute for Poverty Policy and Research: the McSilver Institute is committed to creating new knowledge about the root causes of poverty, developing evidence-based interventions to address its consequences, and rapidly translating research findings into action through policy and practice.

NYU Silver School of Social Work: The Silver School provides a rich environment for the education of professional social workers. The School offers accredited programs at the undergraduate, master’s, and doctoral levels, and serves as a major post-master’s training center for hundreds of practitioners in the New York region. Click here to learn more about advanced learning opportunities for social work and related health professionals.

The Community Technical Assistance Center of New York (CTAC): CTAC is a training, consultation, and educational resource center serving all behavioral health agencies in New York State. CTAC helps agencies strengthen their clinical and business infrastructure through training opportunities focused on implementing evidence-based practices and addressing the challenges associated with the recent changes in regulations, financing and overall healthcare reforms.

New York Zero-to-Three Network: The New York Zero-to-Three Network promotes the optimal development of young children, their families and their communities in the New York region. Participants in the Network include practitioners and researchers in diverse fields such as education, child care, health care, nursing, occupational therapy, physical therapy, psychology, child psychiatry, rehabilitation therapies, mental health, social services, research, as well as representatives from the legal, business and philanthropic communities. New York Zero to Three aims to foster and disseminate a developing, clinically sensitive and state-of-the-art body of knowledge to zero to three practitioners, public and voluntary institutions, universities and professional organizations and to encourage training that integrates the perspectives of various disciplines to achieve a comprehensive approach to intervention. 

NYS Association of Infant Mental Health (NYS-AIMH)NYS-AIMH is a non-profit organization whose mission is to strengthen and promote social and emotional well-being for all children between the ages of 0 to 5 in NYS. NYS-AIMH promotes uniform and nationally recognized standards to ensure those engaged in the multidisciplinary fields supporting young children are trained in up to date science of child development and relationship based practices. It provides professional development, implements a statewide competency system, and advocates for policy and resources for young children.

NYS Early Childhood Advisory Council (NYS ECAC): The Early Childhood Advisory Council (ECAC) will provide strategic direction and advice to the State of New York on early childhood issues. By monitoring and guiding the implementation of a range of strategies, the ECAC supports New York in building a comprehensive and sustainable early childhood system that will ensure success for all young children.

ZERO TO THREE: ZERO TO THREE works to ensure that babies and toddlers benefit from the early connections that are critical to their well-being and development.

Early Development & Well-Being - includes information on ages and stages, brain development, development screening and assessment, early intervention and more.

Early Learning - includes information on child, language and communication, school readiness and more.

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