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Photo: Vernon Area Public Library

Behavioral Health's Early Childhood Services program provides professional development training to early childhood professionals so they can support the social and emotional development of infants, toddlers and preschoolers.

Teaching children to build healthy problem-solving skills early on can help prevent mental health problems later in life.

Our mental health consultants are located on-site at Multnomah County Head Start child care centers where they work closely to coach teachers in working with children.

Our classroom-based trainings are offered through Child Care Resource and Referral.

We also serve families directly as a community-based treatment provider, meeting families at home or in the community to help children experiencing mental health issues.

Who We Work With

  • Portland Public Schools Head Start
  • Albina Head Start
  • Mount Hood Head Start
  • Neighborhood House Head Start
  • Oregon Child Development Coalition - Migrant Head Start
  • Multnomah Early Childhood Program
  • Child Welfare
  • Child Care Resource and Referral

Positive Behavioral Intervention & Support (PBIS)


Darcell Dance, Program Supervisor