Blogs Share Information and Prompt Topics

The Blogs section of this website highlights in-depth and stimulating discussions on current topics of interest to professionals and other stakeholders in early childhood mental health:

  • Experts present their perspectives on current and emerging issues in field.
  • Commentaries highlight
    • Best practices
    • Policy implications to practice
    • New research or other critical areas in early childhood mental health

Blog opinions are not necessarily those of the California Center. Blog articles will change monthly, so return regularly for intriguing and thought-provoking topics.

Perinatal Depression effects on Attachment and Attunement

The relationship between a mother and her infant begins in utero. The quality of their affective dialogue is largely governed by fluctuating hormones, environmental stresses and the expectant mother’s psychological history.  The state of a woman’s mental health during both … Continue reading

Creating a Structure for Reflective Practice

Supporting the Growth of Reflective Practice Reflective practice is a way of engaging in service delivery that spans disciplines and systems. Reflective practice as described by Schon, Dewey, and others encourages perspective taking, examination and awareness of self, and the … Continue reading

Changing the Name: Transdisciplinary Mental Health Practitioners

We Listened to Your Comments: Changing the Name of Mental Health Core Providers to Transdisciplinary Mental Health Practitioners After careful review of the Mental Health Core Provider endorsement category and consideration and discussion of feedback from the field, the Leadership … Continue reading