Infant Toddler Policy Workgroup

Children’s Mental Health Collective Impact

Infant Toddler Policy Workgroup Goal Statement:

To increase use of infant mental health consultation and other strategies that promote positive infant/caregiver attachment and healthy brain development to support Wisconsin's infants, children, and families.

Infant Mental Health Consultation

A healthy Wisconsin future starts with healthy children, and developing social and emotional skills early is what we consider promoting infant and toddler mental health. Research shows that sound mental health provides a foundation on which children can begin building the skills they need to become contributing members of a successful community and a thriving Wisconsin. To learn more about "infant mental health" in Wisconsin, click here.

The Infant Toddler Policy Workgroup has conducted a survey of individuals who provide Infant Mental Health Consultation across Wisconsin. To review the rich responses of providers, click here: Infant Mental Health Consultation Survey Results.pdf.

The group also came up with Wisconsin Infant/Early Childhood Mental Health Consultation: Best Practice Guidelines in 2016.Read the best practices here.

Tammi Kohlman produced a thorough overview of needs and services for children under five in Wisconsin counties. Please feel free to use this data as a resource: Infant and Early Childhood Risks and Services Assessment of Wisconsin Counties.pdf

Communication & Finance Subgroup

The future safety and prosperity of our society will be built on the health development of all our children. Some children don't have built-in supports for healthy social-emotional development, but infant mental health consultation can provided targeted information to families, agencies, schools, and communities to the benefit of all. 

Model & Workforce Development Subgroup

For more information about the Children's Mental Health Collective Impact work, please contact Karen at 608-267-7792 or at