Early Childhood Mental Health Consultation (ECMHC)
The Early Childhood Mental Health Consultation (ECMHC) Fidelity & Outcomes Monitoring project is a collaborative effort between the Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE) and The Institute to evaluate the utilization, fidelity and outcomes of Maryland's ECMHC programs. The ECMHC Project is supported by Maryland's Children's Cabinet and aligns with MSDE's goals of quality improvement and data-based decision-making. The ECMHC project provides ongoing monitoring of ECMHC programs for the State of Maryland in an effort to strengthen implementation sustainability of ECMHC, drive the improvement of outcomes for those served and secure funding for these vital programs that intend to enhance children's social/emotional development and school readiness.
The Institute, in conjunction with MSDE, has developed a web-based data management system for the collection and reporting of ECMHC utilization, fidelity and outcomes. Currently, all ECMHC providers funded by MSDE are utilizing the system. Beginning in 2013, The Institute will be disseminating quarterly reports generated from the data management system.