Considers school policies that try to assist teachers in dealing with the variety of psychosocial and health problems that interfere with learning and performance. Cautions against fragmented supports for students and reviews the benefits of a "whole child" approach for improved outcomes.
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Reports and Briefs
Provides educators with an overview of social and emotional learning (SEL) and school-family partnerships (SFPs), a discussion of the important relationship of SFPs and SEL, and strategies to promote children's social, emotional, and academic development using school-family partnerships.
Reviews four foundations for young children's development that appear to underlie children's competence and predict success in school from Prekindergarten through Third Grade: self-regulation, representation, memory, and attachment.
Provides information and reports from the multi-site evaluation of Project LAUNCH, focusing on outcomes for children and families living in Project LAUNCH communities and the impact of the initiative on increasing community wellness. Abt Associates originally managed the evaluation starting in FY 2008, which has been overseen by NORC starting in FY 2013.
Summarizes lessons about recruiting and training home visitors for evidence-based programs from grantees participating in the Children’s Bureau’s Supporting Evidence-Based Home Visiting (EBHV) to Prevent Child Maltreatment grantee cluster.
Defines mental health competencies, offers a brief overview of six competency systems currently in use in states (California, Colorado, Florida, Michigan, Ohio, and Vermont), provides comparisons of the six systems, and suggests the relevance of these competency systems to the early childhood mental health movement.
Identifies cross-disciplinary competencies for practitioners working with infants and toddlers that support effective practices across these disciplines. It also discusses research findings on the impact of competencies on program quality and provides a tool for identifying core competencies that are universal to the diverse early childhood workforce.
Explains how a child’s early development from birth through age 8 is critical to making an effective transition into elementary school and for long-term academic achievement.
Discusses the science of early childhood development, the impact of early adversity on children’s development, and the effectiveness of early childhood programs, among other topics. The Center on the Developing Child produces a range of tools, resources, and videos related to children’s well-being, including briefs that summarize findings from the latest scientific publications and presentations for the public.
Reports on research conducted by the FrameWorks Institute from 2008 to 2010 on how Americans think about children’s mental health. It provides advocates and experts with a communications map for improving public understanding of children’s mental health and the value of solutions that scientists and policy leaders seek to advance.