213134 Child care health consultants and mental health consultants: Development of interdisciplinary partnerships

Wednesday, November 11, 2009: 8:35 AM

Abbey Alkon, PhD , School of Nursing, UCSF, San Francisco, CA
Child care health consultants (CCHC) and mental health consultants (MHC) have developed their expertise to consult with early care and education (ECE) programs independent of each other and within their own disciplines. This session will discuss the development of the CCHC and MHC roles in ECE programs. We will propose interdisciplinary partnerships between the CCHC and MHC that could be developed to address young children's socio-emotional health before they enter kindergarten.

Learning Objectives:
Describe the development of two different consultants used by early care and education (ECE) programs Discuss the opportunities for interdisciplinary partnerhips between consultants to ECE programs.

Presenting author's disclosure statement:

Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: Dr. Alkon's professional career includes 30 years of clinical and research experience in community pediatrics. She is recognized for her research on children's home/ child care environments, psychobiology and mental and physical health.
Any relevant financial relationships? No

I agree to comply with the American Public Health Association Conflict of Interest and Commercial Support Guidelines, and to disclose to the participants any off-label or experimental uses of a commercial product or service discussed in my presentation.