Ohio Awards $9.1M to Strengthen Early Childhood Mental Health Services

Calendar-IconFebruary 19, 2016

In an effort to promote healthy social and emotional development and school readiness among children age six and younger, the Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services (OhioMHAS) today announced $9.1 million in funding that will benefit 75 counties through the agency’s “Whole Child Matters: Early Childhood Mental Health (ECMH) Initiative.” The funding calls for the addition of up to 64mental health consultants who will work with teachers, staff and families of at-risk children in preschools and other early learning settings. Plans also include establishing a centralized intake process and providing for a small cadre of trainers who will oversee professional development services statewide.

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