Alicia Martinez, MSW, LICSW, IMH-E®

Social-Emotional Wellbeing Lead, Best Starts for Kids

Alicia Martinez is a Clinical Social Worker who stands on the shoulders of a line of very strong, creative and intelligent women with root in Mexico. Head, hands and heart are committed in social justice that informs her Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health approach. Alicia has dedicated her life to revolutionize and change the narrative in the field to center voices and experiences of BIPOC providers, babies, children and families. Alicia has been pioneering for the last two decades the build a new narrative in the IECMH field in King County – professionally and personally has invested her heart to be a change agent in the field by demanding inclusion, respect and wide perspective. Now she has been leading Best Starts for Kids Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health Strategy by creating trainings and reflective practice to home visitors and projects grounding racial and economic justice to support work for home visitors. Working towards liberation in every space that touches the lives of our communities.