IMH Task Force Papers

The following white papers discuss ideas regarding policies and steps taken in Indiana to enhance infant mental health supports and services. These papers are developed from time to time to document Indiana’s efforts and progress to support the positive social emotional development of infants and toddlers.

Autism Screening and Early Intervention: Recent research is beginning to improve our ability to identify and begin to provide intervention for very young children with social emotional and social communication delays, including those associated with autism spectrum disorders. As a result, early intervention providers have increasing opportunities to partner with parents and other providers to support children who have these characteristics. To be most effective in this important work, early intervention providers should be aware of current intervention and diagnostic practices in order to partner most effectively with families and other team members. pdfclick here

Indiana ECSE Competencies Consensus Statement pdf click here

Indiana’s DC 0-3 R Crosswalk provides a way to link DSM and ICD diagnostic categories with comparable diagnostic categories from the Diagnostic Criteria for Zero to Three-Revised (DC 0-3R). pdf click here

Assessment of Social and Emotional Development in Infants and Young Children: A discussion of recommended practices in completing a mental health assessment for children from birth to five years. pdf click here

Early Childhood Mental Health Services and Indiana’s First Steps System: Reviews the kinds of intervention activities for concerns in social and emotional development that families may access through First Steps. pdf click here

Early Childhood Mental Health Professional Development Opportunities: Describes opportunities for professional development in IMH that Indiana providers can access. Written by Janice E. Katz, Ph.D. pdf click here