October 11, 2021

IECMHC Offering Virtual Office Hours

The Pennsylvania Key Infant-Early Childhood Mental Health Consultation (IECMHC) Program is offering a new service — Virtual Office Hours.

About Virtual Office Hours

IECMH Consultants are available by appointment to provide IECMHC Virtual Office Hours consultation via telephone or video conference.

The virtual office hours visit is a short-term, collaborative, problem-solving conversation to help you find next steps for:

  • child social-emotional concerns

  • child behavioral or developmental concerns

  • emotional well-being of teachers and caregivers

  • partnering with families

Who can request an appointment?

Services are available at no cost to families, child care professionals and specialists supporting Keystone STARS child care programs such as”:

  • teachers, directors, and staff in a center, family, and group-based child care program

  • families with children attending child care programs

  • early intervention professionals

  • Keystone STARS quality coaches

  • mental health/behavioral health agencies

  • home visiting and family support programs

How can IECMH Virtual Office Hours help?

Consultations can help adults strengthen their relationships with young children and build their capacity to respond to their social-emotional needs. IECMHC can help:

  • figure out what’s really going on when a child exhibits challenging behaviors.

  • reflect and respond to problem behaviors with the power and impact of nurturing relationships.

  • build partnerships with families.

  • share community resources.

Appointments are held on the first and third Fridays of the month, or other days/times by request. To schedule an appointment, register online.