Webinar: Using QRIS as a tool to enhance children's social-emotional well-being

Geoff Nagle
Allison Boothe
Wed, 07/07/2010 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm


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.