healthy kids and strong families
Early Childhood Mental Health (ECMH) is a child's ability to experience, regulate and express emotions; to form close, secure bonds; and to explore the environment and to learn. It is about every child reaching his or her full potential.
ecmh is everybody’s business
Intervening early to address behavioral health issues has a significant and positive impact on a child's ability to bond with family, do better in school, and adjust well socially.
Early interventions have been linked to reduced health problems, less drug and alcohol abuse, and fewer interactions with law enforcement later in life.
E-Smart helps ChildreN
Who are within the age range 0-8;
Who have exhausted multiple discipline options;
If you have concerns about their behavior such as tantrums. defiance, not following directions, etc.;
If they are having difficulty with social emotional development such as making friends, managing emotions, unable to control their impulses, etc.;
Are not meeting developmental milestones such as talking, walking, potty training, etc.;
Are receiving early intervention or special education services;
Are born substance-exposed and/or have experienced trauma (i.e. frightening, dangerous, or violent experiences that pose a threat to a child’s life, well-being, or sense of safety);
If you are unsure if your child meets the criteria for E-SMART services, call us for more information at 410.876.4449.