Right Start for Colorado
About Right Start for Colorado
Right Start for Colorado is an Infant/Early Childhood Mental Health initiative partially funded by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA).
Infant/Young Child- Caregiver Relationship Assessment Trainings
Right Start for Colorado is excited to announce that we are offering two trainings focused on assessing the relational context of infants and young children in March and April 2023: the Working Model of the Child Interview and the Crowell Parent-Child Interaction Procedure, presented by expert faculty from Tulane University's School of Medicine, Drs. Julie Larrieu, PhD and Sherryl Scott Heller, PhD.
These trainings are intended for clinical mental health providers who treat the 0-5 population with their caregivers. A comprehensive relationship assessment that assesses both the internal and external components of caregiver-child relationships is best practice in infant/early childhood mental health. The Working Model of the Child Interview training will be offered virtually on March 8-9, 2023, from 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. MT both days and the Crowell Parent-Child Interaction Procedure will be offered virtually on April 13-14, 2023, from 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. MT both days. Click here for more information and to apply for a seat at one or both of these trainings, at no cost to you. Applications are closed. The deadline was January 30, 2023 at 5p.m. MT.
Postpartum Support International Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders Trainings
Right Start for Colorado is pleased to share we are partnering with Postpartum Support International (PSI) and the Colorado PSI chapter to offer several perinatal mood and anxiety disorders trainings. Options include PSI’s Perinatal Mood Disorders: Components of Care training in English offered virtually on February 1-2, 2023, PSI's Advanced Perinatal Mental Health Psychotherapy and Advanced Perinatal Mental Health Psychopharmacology events in English on February 3, 2023, as well as PSI’s Perinatal Mood Disorders: Components of Care training in Spanish offered virtually on February 9-10, 2023.
As part of our initiative to promote Colorado’s perinatal, infant, and early childhood mental health workforce, we will provide scholarship seats to psychiatrists, nurses, physicians, social workers, mental health providers, doulas, lactation consultants, community health workers and other professionals interested in building skills for the assessment and/or treatment of perinatal mood disorders. Applications are closed. The deadline was October 25, 2022, at 5 p.m. MST.
El adiestramiento de Trastornos del Estado de Ánimo y de Ansiedaad Perinatal de Apoyo Posparto Internacional
Right Start for Colorado se complace en anunciar que nos hemos asociado con Postpartum Support International (PSI) y la sección de PSI de Colorado para ofrecer varios cursos de entrenamiento sobre los trastornos perinatales del estado de ánimo y la ansiedad.
Las opciones incluyen los cursos de entrenamiento Trastornos del Estado de Ánimo Perinatales: Componentes de Cuidado impartido en inglés virtualmente los días 1 y 2 de febrero de 2023, Adiestramiento de Psicoterapia Avanzada de Salud Mental Perinatal y Adiestramiento de Psicofarmacología de Salud Mental Perinatal eventos el 3 de febrero de 2023, así como el curso de entrenamiento Trastornos del Estado de Ánimo Perinatales: Componentes de Cuidado que será una entrenamiento en español ofrecida virtualmente el 9 y 10 de febrero de 2023.
Como parte de nuestra iniciativa para fomentar a los trabajadores de la salud mental perinatal, infantil y de la primera infancia de Colorado, ofreceremos plazas para becas a psiquiatras, enfermeras/os, médicos, trabajadores sociales, proveedores de salud mental, doulas, consultores de lactancia, trabajadores de salud de la comunidad y otros profesionales interesados en adquirir habilidades para la evaluación y/o el tratamiento de los trastornos perinatales del estado de ánimo. Se ha cerrado el plazo para recibir solicitudes. La fecha límite de entrega llegó el 8 de noviembre de 2022, a las 5 p.m. MST.
About Right Start for Colorado
Right Start for Colorado is an initiative that aims to expand infant and early childhood mental health services across Colorado communities by building statewide workforce capacity for professionals serving young children birth to 5 years of age. Right Start for Colorado provides no cost/low cost trainings to clinicians and allied providers across the state on numerous principles and practices, including relationship-based, developmentally specific evidence-based treatments.
The two long-term outcomes with this 5-year grant are to:
- Develop a strong and skilled statewide community of mental health professionals with expertise in infant/early childhood mental health that can meet the social-emotional needs of young children (ages 0-5) and families across Colorado.
- Create a robust allied provider network that understands infant/early childhood mental health and feels competent in identifying and referring young children for appropriate assessment and intervention.
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."
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.
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Right Start for Infant Mental Health
Right Start for Infant Mental Health is a mental health program for pregnant women and families with children ages birth to 5 years. We provide help when there are concerns about a child's emotions, behavior or development, or when parenting becomes difficult.
Phone: (303) 300-6194
Dahlia Campus for Health & Well-Being