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In September of 2013, the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction (DPI) was one of seven states awarded the Safe Schools/Healthy Students (SS/HS) grant from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA).  Wisconsin’s SS/HS grant initiative is a collaborative effort bet...

Behavioral Health/Mental Health | Education | Juvenile Justice/System Involved Youth | Partnership

A new report from the U.S. Surgeon General raises public health concerns about e-cigarette use among U.S. youth and young adults.

Education | Partnership | Policy | Substance Use Prevention

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.

Policy | Behavioral Health/Mental Health | Early Care and Education | Education | Social and Emotional Well-Being

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. 

Early Childhood | Behavioral Health/Mental Health | Early Care and Education | Education | Social and Emotional Well-Being

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.

Early Childhood | Behavioral Health/Mental Health | Early Care and Education | Education | Social and Emotional Well-Being

Provides an overview of the qualifications and the professional development activities of the nation’s infant/toddler workforce, based on representative data collected by the National Survey of Early Care and Education.

Capacity Building/Workforce Development | Early Care and Education | Education | Home Visiting

Analyzes the experiences of a sample of Project LAUNCH grantees, describing 10 common elements of integration approaches and exploring some of the challenges of promoting health and preventing social, emotional, and behavioral challenges at a population level.

Early Care and Education | Education | Social and Emotional Well-Being

Summarizes research about infant and toddler development, highlighting areas that are foundational for later school success.

Early Childhood | Early Care and Education | Education | Social and Emotional Well-Being

Explores opportunities, considerations, and methods for using storytelling to understand and communicate information about social service programs in tribal communities.

Early Care and Education | Education

ACF announced a new Policy Statement on Early Childhood Career Pathways as part of their focus on elevating the early childhood workforce in policy and practice.

Early Care and Education | Education

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