Tuition Support for Mental Health Professionals

The Tuition Support Program is designed for mental health professionals working with children ages birth to 5 who want to stay current with the rapidly-expanding research in the field. It is also open to early childhood mental health graduate students and master’s-level mental health practitioners eager to enter the early childhood field.


Professionals or graduate students can apply for funding to support their involvement in field-relevant courses of study, trainings, workshops and conferences. In return, the recipients are asked to put what they have learned back to work with the young children of Arizona.


Program Goals

  1. To increase the number of mental health professionals in Arizona who have expertise in the assessment, diagnosis and treatment of mental health disturbances and disorders that affect young children.
  2. To increase the number of mental health professionals in Arizona who have the knowledge to help early childhood professionals support the mental health and social-emotional development of young children.


Learn more about eligibility requirements, funding and pre-approved programs




For more information about the Tuition Support Program, please contact us at (602) 633-8705 or


The Tuition Support Program is administered by

Southwest Human Development’s Smart Support program



Helping Arizona Children & Families

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