Hispanic Heritage Month

National Hispanic Heritage Month is annually celebrated from September 15 to October 15 in the United States for recognizing the contributions and influence of Hispanic Americans to the history, culture, and achievements for the United States.

The observation started in 1968 as Hispanic Heritage Week under President Lyndon Johnson. It was expanded by President Ronald Reagan in 1988 to cover a 30-day period.

It was then enacted into law on August 17, 1988.

Virtual Trainings Portal

The Center of Excellence offers virtual events as a way to connect and provide participants an opportunity to discuss concerns, share their approaches and learn more about how the field of mental health consultation has pivoted in these times to support young children, their families and caregivers and their early childhood systems.

CoE virtual trainings present experts on key topics in the field of infant & early childhood mental health, followed by meaningful Q&A with webinar participants.

Equity Resources

The Children’s Equity Project is developing resources that build on the Equity in Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health Consultation (IECMHC) Five-Part Webinar Series: Culture, Identity, and History as Sources of Strength and Resilience. The purpose of the resources is to support IECMH consultants and supervisors to strengthen cultural responsiveness in IECMHC for children and families in Tribal, African American, Latin American, and Asian American and Pacific Islander communities. The resources will include promising practices aligned with the Revised IECMHC Competencies to strengthen culturally and linguistically responsive IECMHC practices. Look for announcements about the roll-out of these resources coming soon this Fall.