The following activities and project are supported by the Virginia Department of Social Services (VDSS) Grant # 93.575, with funds made available to Virginia from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.  Points of view or opinions contained within this document are those of the author and do not necessarily represent the official position or policies of VDSS or the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Funding is provided in part by support from Grant Award, H25MC00231-09-00 for CISS - SECCS (PLANNING) to VIRGINIA DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH. This project is coordinated by Virginia Commonwealth University’s Partnership for People with Disabilities under a Memorandum of Agreement with both the Virginia Department of Social Services and the Virginia State Department of Health. The Early Childhood Mental Health Virginia Advisory Board serves as the stakeholder group providing input and feedback on the project’s activities.


ASQ Provider Webinar - Making the Most of Meaningful Monitoring
Join us for our ASQ webinar and learn about considerations as to why some children may fall in the monitoring zone, and when re- screening should be done with children who fall in the monitoring zone. We will also sample age appropriate activities to do with children (and share with families) who fall in  the monitoring zone, and share information on where to find additional activities to enhance development of infants and toddlers.

ASQ-3/SE:2 Trainer and Coach Webinar-Discussing Screening Results with Parents
2017-01-23 13.29 Project SEED _- ASQ-3 _ ASQ_SE-2 Discussing Screening Results with Parents. Tips for Training _ Coaching Providers.

Project SEED Sprout Session 
Kim Gregory, Program Head, Early Childhood Development at Virginia Western Community College will address why infants and toddlers bite, strategies to prevent biting in the classroom and at home, and how to respond when biting occurs. 2017-01-20 12.02 Project SEED Sprout Session.mp4

Project SEED Virginia Attachment and Nurturning Relationships Webinar
Presented by: Krista Van-Hooser-Perin & Candice Shimmin, Mercy Child Development Center, Drake University Head Start.

Certificates of participation are provided after completing the webinar. ​

In this webinar you will learn the following:

  • Understanding the role of attachment in early childhood 
  • Building nurturing & responsive relationships with infants & toddlers 
  • Overcoming barriers to relationships
One of 50 segments in Exchange's new training video,Addressing Challenging Behaviors: Promoting Social and Emotional Health in Young Children, addresses the crucial importance of building relationships with children in your care. Child development experts Amy Dumbro, Steve Gross, Margie Carter, Luis Hernandez, Marilou Hyson, Jenna Bilmes, Claude Painter, Marie Masterson, and Rachel Wagner Sperry reinforce all educational strategies and techniques are only as good as the relationship they are built on. View their presentations on Building Relationships.
Project SEED Virginia Trainer and Coach Professional Development Webinar
Building Your Toolbox: Communication Strategies 
Krista Van Hooser-Perin & Candice Shimmin Mercy Child Development Center Drake University Head Start 
This webinar will review the following topics: 
Understanding Non-verbal Communication 
Using Active Listening in Coaching 
Exploring Communication Strategies Responding with Empathy
Problem Solving vs. Advice Giving
Using Communication Skills to Guide
In this webinar you will learn about the various strategies and resources related to making referrals in Virginia. 

Project SEED Virginia Directors Forum
Project SEED Virginia Directors Forum June 16, 2015

Adult Learning Webinar -

Adult Learning Webinar (recorded July 2, 2015)
Adult Learning Webinar HANDOUT
Project SEED Adult Learning Webinar. In this webinar you will learn different strategies and techniques to engage adults as learners. The handout from the webinar is here (include link). There are two video links that you must watch in the webinar. The first video link located at 1:09:04 can be found here ( ). The second video link is located at 1:22:19 and can be found here ( To receive a certificate please view the entire webinar, and send an email toJackie Robinson Brock at sharing one way that you will use the information in the webinar in your work with adults as learners.

Project SEED Virginia TA Call with Trainers and Coaches.
Project SEED Virginia TA Call with Trainers and Coaches Video - Audio

CESFEL Trainer Guide –

Revised IT Binder –

PowerPoint Presentation –

Survey and Certificate –

Blackboard Collaborate Archive –
This Recording is Viewed Through Blackboard Collaborate. It will take a moment for the recording to load (a new window/player will open).  Once BlackBoard has launched, click on the play arrow in the lower lefthand corner of the window.

CSEFEL Module 1: Learning Objectives
CSEFEL Module 2: Infant Toddler
CSEFEL Module 3: Infant Toddler
CSEFEL Module 4: Reflections on Concerns and Vision

Please download the PowerPoint Presentation that will be used
for this session. Keep this handy in case you lose your Internet connection. We will also be referring to the following handouts:

State ECMH Coordinator Report

2013-2014 VAIMH Action Plan