ECIN has launched interventions with key partner organizations across education, health, and community settings in Washington, DC.
Our approach is a unique integration of research and practice, allowing ECIN to learn as we go and leverage the best available insights from the community. We continue to source innovations for future interventions.
HealthySteps at Children’s National Community Health Centers
HealthySteps embeds an early childhood mental health specialist within the primary care clinic to engage with families at each routine pediatric visit from birth to three years of age. ECIN's HealthySteps DC model provides caregivers with behavioral health intervention sessions and full-time case management support.
Integrated Mental Health Care for Pregnant Women at MedStar Washington Hospital Center
This intervention embeds a maternal and child mental health clinician in the high-risk prenatal clinic at MedStar Washington Hospital Center to serve women with HIV, multiple medical problems, high rates of social stress, and high risk for mental illness and addiction.
Mindful Parenting Innovation at Educare DC
At Educare DC, an early learning center in Ward 7, ECIN offers "mindful parenting" workshops and supports the delivery of a curriculum that focuses on self-control, self-esteem, emotional awareness, problem-solving, and social interactions.
Early Childhood Mental Health Consultation (ECMHC) at AppleTree Public Charter Schools
ECIN has expanded its partnership with AppleTree to six campuses, each of which serves communities with high rates of community trauma and violence, to implement and evaluate the impact of high-quality early childhood mental health consultation on school environment, teacher effectiveness, and student behavior.
Evaluating the Impact of Financial Interventions at Martha’s Table
ECIN is working with Martha's Table to provide research and evaluation assistance that bridges silos, reduces redundancy, and optimizes DC-wide evaluation efforts within early childcare/education settings. ECIN and Martha’s Table are also exploring opportunities to partner around parent and teacher wellness efforts.
Development of a Mobile Application to Support and Empower Parents and Caregivers
ECIN is creating an app for parents participating in our various pilot projects to strengthen connections between parents, grassroots leaders, and resources in their communities.
Collaborating to Reinforce Community Resilience East of the River
Recently awarded a Place-Based Grant from DC Health, ECIN will work alongside the Far Southeast Family Strengthening Collaborative to facilitate social networking within four neighborhoods in Ward 8, helping families connect to resources and community providers in the social services, workforce development, and healthcare networks.