Dawn A. Yazzie, MA

Dawn currently works part-time as an Early Childhood Mental Health Consultant on the Navajo reservation in Arizona; and also as a Technical Assistance Specialist with the Center of Excellence for Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health Consultation (CoE for IECMHC). Dawn has experience in providing mental health consultation to early care directors, teachers, and providers on the Navajo reservation. As a part of this work she also provides mental health consultation to home visitors on the Navajo reservation as well. Dawn has been able to incorporate traditional Navajo cultural perspectives into the early childhood best practices trainings when working on the Navajo Nation. Dawn also provides presentations on her work as an ECMHC on the Navajo Nation, as a part of professional development for technical assistance providers for Arizona’s FTF Quality First program, early childhood professionals and Infant-Toddler Mental Health professionals. Dawn also serves as a health board member for an Indian Health Services contracted Self-Determination (‘638) hospital, and as Chair of the First Things First – Navajo Nation Regional Partnership Council. Dawn has earned a Masters of Arts in Counseling Psychology from Northern Arizona University in Flagstaff, AZ.