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Do you have the knowledge and skills to promote young children’s social-emotional development? To recognize when there is a risk for mental health issues that may interfere with development? Presenters will share competencies established by mental health professional organizations for the early care and education workforce. Participants will interact with resources, such as free ‘e-modules,’ designed to move the workforce toward competence in the areas of social-emotional development, early brain development, self-regulation, toxic stress, and relationships. Presenters will then discuss with participants how integrated and coordinated local early care and education systems can work together to appropriately identify and serve children and families who need mental health services.