Infant/ Early Childhood Mental Health Endorsement® pathways

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Each Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health Endorsement category has specific work, education, in-service training, leadership, and reflective supervision/consultation requirements, specific to children 0 through 6 years and their families. In addition, Endorsement applicants will demonstrate achievement of competencies, as defined in the desired category. This chart represents a summary of the I/ECMH Endorsement categories.

* Family Associate applicants need to meet the education OR the work requirement; applicants do not need to meet both.

** Family Associate applicants may use volunteer experience in-lieu of work experience if it was supervised experience with women during pregnancy or with infants, toddlers, and families AND included specialized training. Examples include CASA, Doula, and Child Life Specialist.

*** RSC must be provided by an Endorsed or Vetted provider. Contact to confirm that your RSC provider is a qualified provider for Endorsement.

^33 clock hours of training required; at least 30 hrs. must pertain to promoting of social-emotional development of children from birth to age 6 and/or other relationship-based principles and practices of infant and early childhood mental health; a minimum of 3 hours of training must be specific to diversity, equity, and inclusion in infant and early childhood mental health 

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