The NCIOM Task Force on the Mental Health, Social, and Emotional Needs of Young Children and Their Families developed recommendations to ensure that there are systems and services in place to meet the mental, social, and emotional health needs of young children, ages 0-5, and their families. This Task Force was done in collaboration with the Division of Mental Health, Developmental Disabilities, and Substance Abuse Services of the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services with funding provided by the Substance Abuse Prevention and Treatment Block Grant.
Marian F. Earls, MD, FAAP
Guilford Child Health, Inc.
Beth Melcher, PhD
Assistant Secretary for Mental Health, Developmental Disabilities, and Substance Abuse Services
North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services
John Thorp, MD
Division Director and Distinguished Professor
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, UNC Health Care
Berkeley Yorkery, MPP
North Carolina Institute of Medicine
The North Carolina General Assembly directed the NCIOM to study “the needs of young children with mental health problems and their families.” (Section 16.1of Session Law 2010-152). As part of this work the General Assembly has asked the task force to: