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Katherine Habben
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Katherine Habben

Associate Policy Analyst

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Katherine Habben is an Associate Policy Analyst at MPI’s National Center on Immigrant Integration Policy, where she focuses on early childhood education and care policies related to integration of immigrant-origin children.

Prior to joining MPI, she worked as a researcher on the International Child Centered Curriculum Erasmus+ project, creating handbooks and materials for educators and international families to utilize during times of transition. She is an experienced early childhood educator, working and training with several international and bilingual kindergartens in Berlin.

Ms. Habben holds a master’s degree from Trinity College Dublin in social policy and practice with a comparative focus on early childhood education and care policy in Ireland and Germany, and a BA in philosophy from Western Illinois University.

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Policy Briefs
April 2024
By  Maki Park, Lillie Hinkle, Katherine Habben and Emma Heidorn

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Policy Briefs
April 2024

Infant and early childhood mental health (IECMH) services can offer vital support for young children’s healthy development. Yet, young children in immigrant and refugee families often do not benefit, due in part to lower levels of health-care coverage and limited cultural responsiveness in the field. This issue brief explores the benefits and barriers to supporting these children via IECMH services, and some ways to close key gaps.