Right Start for Colorado

Right Start for Colorado

Right Start for Colorado

About Right Start for Colorado

Right Start for Colorado is an Infant/Early Childhood Mental Health Workforce Development initiative, originally seeded by funding from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA).

Right Start for Colorado's Statewide Infant/Early Childhood Mental Health Workforce

Very young children interact with many different sectors, such as healthcare and education systems. The infant/early childhood mental health workforce includes more than mental health clinicians. It involves all professionals who frequently work with the birth to 5 population. Our aim is to support these professionals in their knowledge and skills to be "infant mental health informed."

Allied Professionals

The allied provider network is critical to ensuring very young children are routed to clinical services when challenges first arise.

  • Pediatricians & Primary Care Providers
  • Early Care & Education (ECE) Professionals
  • Child Welfare Professionals
  • Home Visitors
  • Early Intervention Providers
  • Public Health Nurses
  • First Responders
  • Guardian Ad Litems, CASA & Family Court Judges
  • Policymakers
  • Clinicians who do not specialize in infant mental health (e.g. adult psychotherapists who want to understand when a parent's mental or behavioral disorder affects his/her relationship with the young child)

Clinicians & Consultants

  • Infant & Early Childhood Mental Health Specialists
  • Early Childhood Mental Health Consultants
  • Therapists
  • Psychiatrists
  • Psychologists

Right Start for Colorado Trainings

We provide a mix of trainings for various audiences. Some trainings are focused on clinicians who provide treatment services to the 0-5 population. Others are geared toward providers wanting a better understanding of what infant mental health is and how it intersects with their professional role.

All of our trainings align with the competencies for Infant/Early Childhood Mental Health Endorsement®.


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Right Start for Colorado
Phone: (303) 300-6354
Email: RightStartforColorado@wellpower.org
Dahlia Campus for Health & Well-Being


If you are searching for infant mental health services, please click here to visit the Right Start for Infant Mental Health webpage.

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