Early Childhood SOCKs:
Systems of Care for Kids


16% of children under the age of 6 face significant mental health challenges that are difficult to resolve without intervention.1

Despite this, most of the limited resources in Virginia are directed toward older children and teens, leaving these younger children vulnerable. In this VMAP ECHO cohort, learn about community-based interventions and referral options to direct your littlest patients and their families toward. Cohort participants can also do an optional QI project, which is focused on enhancing screening for early childhood developmental challenges and exploring opportunities for supporting the family. The topics covered in this cohort are listed below.

Join us Virtually

2nd Thursdays | 12 to 1 PM
January to November 2024


Earn up to 75 CE/CME points. Cohort members may also participate in an optional MOC-4 QI Project to help enhance screening and referral for social determinants of health supports.

CME/MOC package offered at a reduced rate of $50.

Topics Covered

  • Positive parenting
  • Screening for autism
  • Early intervention home visits
  • Early childhood education & care
  • Prenatal exposures
  • Perinatal mood and anxiety disorders
  • Supporting early literacy

Featured Faculty

  • Bergen Nelson and Dr. Ellen Davis with an interdisciplinary pediatric primary care team
  • Early childhood experts from the fields of education, emotional development, and home-based supports
  • Regional care navigators

1 https://www.aap.org/en/patient-care/mental-health-minute/mental-health-in-infants-and-young-children/#:~:text=About%2016%25%20of%20children%20under,clinical%20care%20early%20in%20life.