Webinar: Using QRIS as a tool to enhance children's social-emotional well-being
Dr. Geoffrey Nagle, Associate Professor of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences and Director, Institute of Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health, Tulane University School of Medicine
Dr. Allison Boothe, Assistant Professor of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences, Tulane University School of Medicine, and Director, LA Quality Start Mental Health Consultation to Child Care Centers
After Hurricane Katrina, supporting young children’s social/emotional well-being became a priority in Louisiana. Policy-makers responded by intentionally developing a QRIS that focused on improving the capacity of child care programs to support children’s social and emotional development. This webinar explored how Louisiana:
1. is using the Environment Rating Scales to measure the social-emotional climate of programs;
2. has built a cadre of infant mental health consultants to work with child care programs to improve this dimension of program quality and the infrastructure necessary to support these specialists; and
3. has drawn from different funding streams to support their QRIS.
A copy of the powerpoint presentation and an audiofile of the webinar can be found below.