(a) participants’ knowledge of IMH and confidence in using effective intervention strategies increased
(b) participants felt the knowledge they acquired impacted their professional practice in positive ways.
Participants also described barriers and facilitators to their success in integrating an IMH model into their work. Implications for training, practice, and policy are discussed.
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The article was submitted by Elizabeth Leutz, M.S.Ed., Director, Connected Beginnings Training Institute at Wheelock College. Betsy has over 30 years’ experience in infant and early childhood development and services and has held a number of organizational leadership roles in the field. With a career in infant and early childhood health and development, she has focused on bringing an interdisciplinary understanding of infant and early childhood theory to professional practice. At Connected Beginnings she has worked to enlarge the scope of interdisciplinary professional development and training and to advance research-based interdisciplinary practices.