Seats still available for upcoming ECMH workshop

IPAC Board Member Sherry Shamblin, PCC-S, speaks with WOUB's Newswatch. 

A new workshop will help mental health professionals, education professionals and early childhood professionals learn how to interact with children who are dealing with emotional and behavioral challenges.

Sherry Shamblin, PCC-S and director of Early Childhood Mental Health programs at Tri-County Mental Health and Counseling, spoke recently with WOUB's Newswatch to describe the issues surrounding early childhood mental health in our area and about the upcoming workshop. 

The four-day course, from June 25-29, will cover basic social-emotional development and intervention strategies. Registration is through Ohio University. Questions about the workshop can be directed to Shamblin via email.

The workshop, part of a workforce development initiative, is made possible through support from a federal grant from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) called Project LAUNCH. Project LAUNCH, which stands for Linking Actions for Unmet Needs in Children’s Health, promotes the wellness of young children from birth to age 8 by addressing the physical, social and behavioral aspects of their development.

The Project LAUNCH grant is an initiative of the Ohio Department of Health (ODH), Ohio University, and Integrating Professionals for Appalachian Children (IPAC), a university-community rural health network (

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