Mary Mackrain has over 20 years of experience in infant and early childhood mental health and early childhood education. She specializes in providing national- and state-level training, technical assistance, resource development, research, and systems and policy development.
Mackrain has worked closely with Georgetown University's Center for Early Childhood Mental Health Consultation to develop and disseminate birth to five research-based materials and tools for supporting child, family, and early childhood staff mental wellness. She is a national trainer for the Devereux Center for Resilient Children and was the lead developer of the Devereux Early Childhood Assessment Program for Infants and Toddlers (DECA-I/T) Program developed to promote protective factors of children birth to three and their caregivers. She is also a board member of the Michigan Association for Infant Mental Health and a member of several Michigan state committees that work on behalf of mental health policies for children ages birth to eight.
In addition to her work with EDC, Mackrain provides infant and early childhood mental health consultation for the Michigan Department of Community Health, Division of Mental Health Services to Children and Families. Earlier in her career, she worked as a teacher for children with autism and as a special education and mental health consultant for early childhood programs. Mackrain holds an MEd in Educational Psychology from Wayne State University and an Infant Mental Health Endorsement Level (IV) in policy from the Michigan Association for Infant Mental Health.
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