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Mental Health Resources & Support

Promoting positive social-emotional development and mental health for children, caregivers, and providers – through a compassionate, culturally-responsive, and trauma informed lens

Holding Hope

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How We Can Help

Holding Hope is a statewide Infant-Early Childhood Mental Health Consultation Service offered through BrightSpark. Our services are based in relationships, and are collaborative and individualized to meet child, family and provider needs in ways that are respectful and responsive. Infant-Early Childhood Mental Health (IECMH) can also be referred to as social and emotional health.

Why Infant-Early Childhood Mental Health Matters

Research shows that IECMH consulting can help with:

What Does Infant-Early Childhood Mental Health Consultation Look Like?

Our consultants are available to serve children, families, and providers across Washington State – even those outside of King and Pierce counties! They can help by offering services such as:

Submit a Referral Request

Scan the QR code to the left to fill out a request form on your mobile device, or click on the button below to submit the form on a desktop device. After your request is submitted, it will be reviewed by our consultants and our team will get in touch with you.

Trauma Informed Care

Positive relationships between children and adults are critical to creating the brain architecture to grow healthy social, emotional, and intellectual development. This is why BrightSpark Early Learning Services is offering trainings on best practices for supporting mental health through a trauma-informed lens.

Trauma-informed care recognizes how traumatic experiences can impact the functionality and development of the brain, and is designed to address this trauma and support healing without causing further harm to vulnerable individuals. A trauma informed approach involves realizing the wide prevalence of trauma; recognizing how trauma affects individuals, families, generations, and communities, and responding by putting this knowledge in practice. 

Goals of trauma informed care include: