ERIC Number: EJ1002815
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Nov
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Creating and Sustaining an Interdisciplinary Infant Mental Health Workforce
Hogan, Anne E.; Dillon, Colleen O.; Fernandes, Sherira; Spieker, Susan; ZeanahTulane, Paula D.
Zero to Three (J), v33 n2 p35-42 Nov 2012
Developing a sustainable, competent workforce is an urgent and challenging task for the Infant Mental Health (IMH) field. In this article, the authors share their experiences and perspectives on the importance of and challenges in the development of the IMH workforce. The broad view of both workforce members and professional development experiences provides ideas for readers from many disciplines. This article summarizes key questions and general challenges in both professional development and the translation of training to practice. The authors discuss specific considerations regarding the unique issues in distance learning strategies for the field and identify future steps to advance the quality and evidence base for IMH professional development.
Descriptors: Mental Health, Professional Development, Distance Education, Infants, Health Occupations, Health Services, Labor Force Development
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