Provides national data showing how health care, family, and community factors are related to mental, behavioral, and developmental disorders in early childhood. Findings highlight specific factors that could be addressed through efforts at national, state and local levels.
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Describes Colorado's work to promote early childhood social and emotional development through the use of mental health consultants in schools and child care programs.
Considers the role of educational attainment, degree type (e.g., concentration or major in early childhood or a related field), years of experience, and training. The brief concludes with implications for future research, as well as for policy and practice.
Offers a series of tutorials designed to enhance skills and knowledge about how to implement effective mental health consultation in community-based programs.
Provides a description of the emerging evidence base that many of the beliefs and much of the current body of knowledge about consultation is grounded in literature and the experiences of mental health and early care and education (ECE) providers, educators, and other experts (i.e., practice-base...
Describes the general process of Early Childhood Mental Health Consultation using candid, unfiltered stories to illustrate what consultants do within early care and education settings in collaboration with families, teachers, children and other partners every day.
Provides tips for parents of young children, early education and child care providers, and pediatricians to promote social-emotional health among young children.
Provides resources and a guide to a public awareness campaign that was launched by The Departments of Health and Human Services and Education which is targeted at numerous sectors (e.g.
Covers topics such as initiating consultation; getting to know the program; adult relationships; beginning case consultation; gathering information and creating a picture of the child; interpreting behavior and developing hypotheses; and translating hypotheses into responsive action within the ch...
Synthesizes the findings from 26 recent studies that addressed the effectiveness of early childhood mental health consultation with respect to staff- and program-level outcomes. Across the reviewed studies, there is some evidence that early childhood mental health consultation helped increase sta...