Four Pathways to Early Childhood Mental Health Endorsement®

Each Early Childhood Mental Health Endorsement® category has specific work, education, in-service training and reflective supervision/consultation requirements, specific to children 3 through 6 years and their families.  In addition, Endorsement® applicants will demonstrate achievement of competencies, as defined in the desired category.  This chart represents only a summary of the ECMH Endorsement® categories.  Detailed information specific to each category can be downloaded from the links below.

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Early Childhood Family Associate

Early Childhood Family Specialist

Early Childhood Mental Health Specialist

Early Childhood Mental Health Mentor

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1 Early Childhood Family Associate applicants need to meet the Education OR the Work requirement they do not need to meet both.   2 For Early Childhood Family Associate applicants, volunteer experience may meet the work criterion if it was a) supervised experience with women during pregnancy or with infants, toddlers, & families AND b) included specialized training.  Examples include CASA, Doula, Child Life Specialist.  3 Only Early Childhood Mental Health Mentor - Clinical applicants need to fulfill the requirement of being a provider of RS/C for 3+ years.

1 Early Childhood Family Associate applicants need to meet the Education OR the Work requirement they do not need to meet both.  

2 For Early Childhood Family Associate applicants, volunteer experience may meet the work criterion if it was a) supervised experience with women during pregnancy or with infants, toddlers, & families AND b) included specialized training.  Examples include CASA, Doula, Child Life Specialist. 

3 Only Early Childhood Mental Health Mentor - Clinical applicants need to fulfill the requirement of being a provider of RS/C for 3+ years.

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