Mission Statement

Services

Speaking & Training
Practice Areas
Consultation Services
  • Early Childhood Mental Health

  • Early Childhood Development

  • Child Trauma 

  • Child Welfare Systems

  • Epigenetics

  • Medical Necessity for Mental Health Treatment in B-5 Populations

  • Fatherhood

  • Program Development

  • Cross-sector Training

  • Evidence Based Practice

  • Maternal Mental Health

  • Attachment

Through direct training, staff development, and consulting, the aim is building systemic capacity across the mental health, child welfare, and early education sectors.    

There is a growing need to broaden the capacity of service providers, caregivers, and early childhood educators to attend to the developmental, social-emotional and behavioral well-being of children, as well as their health and learning needs.  This requires an ability to evaluate young children within a dynamic relational framework; one that incorporates what current science tells us about how brains develop throughout gestation and early childhood. To do truly preventive work with at-risk populations, programs and practitioners must be able to integrate a relationship-based therapeutic approach with assessment skills that are both trauma and developmentally informed.

The insight and experience Dr. Mike Sherman has gained by working in community mental health, child welfare, and county-wide program administration inform the training he provides to meet the specific needs of your organization or system.

Dr. Sherman can help groups reflect on the issues and barriers faced in daily practice to improve staff, program, and system ability to identify, prevent, treat, and reduce the impact of mental health problems among children from birth through age 6. 

 

His early childhood mental health consultation services can promote positive outcomes for infants and young children in early childhood settings by developing systemic capacity and staff conceptualization skills. This allows providers to think differently about the underlying causes of developmental delays or behavioral concerns, transforming the intervention approach to one that is more effectively tailored to the needs of the child and family.  

A newborn already has 9 months of experience when she is born.

-T. Berry Brazelton, M.D.

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