Sarah Davidon, Ed.D. University of Colorado School of Education and Human Development, Denver, CO., M.Ed. Harvard University Graduate School of Education, Cambridge, MA., B.A. Psychology, Bryn Mawr College, Bryn Mawr, PA.
Senior Instructor; Director of Early Childhood, LEND; Director of Community Education and Policy Liaison; JFK Partners, Department of Pediatrics, University of Colorado School of Medicine.
Dr. Davidon has led early childhood, mental health, family support, early intervention, and multi-systemic and community collaborations around children and families statewide with public and non-profit organizations since 1991. She has directed initiatives and consulted nationally on projects with a focus on effective coordination of supports and services for young children and their families, community and systemic improvement, professional development, and policy changes. Current work includes leadership of a statewide early childhood mental health consultation initiative, representation on statewide children’s initiatives, and evaluation of Colorado Project LAUNCH. Her work also involves improvements for integration of mental health care in other systems. Dr. Davidon serves on the Healthy Child Care Colorado steering committee, the Early Childhood Colorado Partnership steering committee, has a Governor’s appointment to the Colorado Behavioral Health Transformation Council, and is a member of the Family Voices Colorado board. She has led technical assistance, training, professional development and policy initiatives to strengthen inclusive practices for children in child care settings. In 2008, she co-authored Colorado's first Strategic Plan for Early Childhood Mental Health, and has been instrumental in connecting early childhood developmental and social-emotional health to Colorado's early childhood system and the Colorado Early Childhood Framework.
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School of Medicine
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