Increasing Mental Health Supports

Last Reviewed Date
January 11, 2023

CCDF Lead Agencies are encouraged to invest in mental health for child care providers and children. This includes providers giving families resources that support their children's mental and behavioral health. The resources on this page can help Lead Agencies identify areas for investment in mental health supports. 

Developing Integrated Strategies to Support the Social and Emotional Wellness of Children

This article provides information on the implementation of social and emotional supports for children, families, and early childhood professionals. 

Child Care Health Consultation: Investing in Health and Early Learning Systems to Improve Child Outcomes

This brief provides an overview of the impact of CCHC's on children's health.

Supporting and Promoting Mental Health in Out-of-School Time

This practice brief explores the mental health needs of school-age children, their families, and the out-of-school time workforce and new ARP act opportunities.

Responding to Adverse Childhood Experiences: Strategies for the Out-of-School Time Field

This practice brief includs an overview of ACES mitigation and prevention strategies from a national perspective using CDC and ACES connection information.

Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health Consultation Toolbox

The toolkit includes resources Tribes can use to implement Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health Consultation (IECMHC) strategies.

Profiles of Innovation: Idaho Community Program Grant

This Profile of Innovation describes Idaho’s approach to address the school-age learning gap and learning loss as well as behavioral health supports.

Profiles of Innovation: COVID-19 Recovery – Three Approaches to Social-Emotional Support and Mental Health

This Profile of Innovation describes three state strategies to address social-emotional and mental health needs of children and families during the pandemic.