DCYF’s ECLIPSE (Early Childhood Intervention and Prevention Services) offers developmentally appropriate therapeutic programming for families and children who have endured biological, familial, and environmental risk factors consistent with exposure to complex trauma in early childhood.
DCYF is working to integrate ECLIPSE services with Early ECEAP/ECEAP programming for children who are referred to ECEAP by DCYF social workers, primary care physicians, public health nurses, or Department of Social and Health Services social workers who have identified children who have experienced Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs).
The ECLIPSE service expansion includes:
- Dual Enrollment: the ECEAP and Early ECEAP high-quality comprehensive early learning model will be paired with ECLIPSE mental health supports and services. The intent is to expand to additional programs throughout the state using data on the critical mental health needs of children who have experienced ACEs.
- Efficient Braided Funding: ECEAP, Early ECEAP, and ECLIPSE funds will be combined to meet the therapeutic needs of children and families enrolled in ECEAP and Early ECEAP
- Strong Data: ECLIPSE services will be integrated into the Early Learning Management System, which houses ECEAP and Early ECEAP administrative data and child and family assessments. This connection supports the use of appropriate outcomes based on positive behavior supports and requirements
- High-Quality Tiered Supports: Following capacity for further data collection, individualized child and family interventions and classroom adaptations and supports will be analyzed for quality and effectiveness.