Intro to MHC

 

Description: An introduction to Early Childhood Mental Health Consultation through Project LAUNCH

 

 

MHC Role

Description: Marcella Adolph, Childhood Mental Health Consultant (MHC), describes her role working with children, families, and teachers as a MHC.  Consultation is a different approach to mental health, which uses relationship building and social emotional skills building to help young children cope with life’s stressors.

 

 

 

Scaffolding in MHC

Description: Support is provided through the technique of scaffolding.  The consultant positions herself as a support to staff, parents and children, as they build skills and grow in their roles. 

 

 

 

More Benefits

Description:The consultant co-constructs goals and support with teachers and families, and can provide resources to support learning and growth. Children are able to practice regulation skills with the consultant, and learn more about expressing their emotions.

 

 

 

Relationship Development

Description: The consultant connects with the children, builds a trusting relationship with them, and then is able to model and teach them skills to assist their healthy development.

 

 

 

TMAS Model

Description: The consultant shares about a model she used called “Tell me a Story”.  This model takes children’s storybooks, and through specific teaching and reflection, brings out social emotional themes.

 

 

 

No Thank You

Description: The consultant shares about a model she used called “Tell me a Story”.  This model takes children’s storybooks, and through specific teaching and reflection, brings out social emotional themes.

 

 

 

Culture

Description: Culture is an important part of the work that is done, and the consultant describes ways that her own culture and the culture of the children are impacted through relationship building. 

 

 

 

Baby Rattlesnake

Description: The consultant demonstrates how to read a cultural story to a classroom through using the TMAS model. 

 

 

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