Boone County Project LAUNCH shares the efforts during their five year grant to strengthen the network of parents and providers to establish a nurturing community that enhances the health and wellness of children and families, allowing them to reach their full potential. A trailer video [1 minute 36 seconds] is also accessible at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hwMZkBjbyl4&feature=youtu.be.
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Boone County Project LAUNCH provides sample referral/follow-up options based on scores from ASQ-3™/ASQ:SE-2™ screenings.
February is Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month. Check out CDC's Dating Matters training to learn how to stop teen dating violence—before it happens.
This SAMHSA factsheet provides information and resources related to the specific bullying prevention needs for AI/AN communities.
Examines six cities that were invited to SAMHSA for a listening session to present their innovative approaches to addressing trauma. This blog post is part of a series that highlights community approaches in selected implementation domains, and how each city is working to create safer and healthier places to live, learn, work, and play.
SAMHSA's Tips for Survivors: Coping with Grief After Community Violence revies the signs of grief and anger, provides information about how to cope with grief, and offers tips for helping children cope with grief. Visit SAMHSA's site to find this and other resources on dealing with truama and grief.
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.
Explores interventions in early childhood that can help prevent drug use and other unhealthy behaviors. The National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), part of the National Institutes of Health, provides research-based principles that affect a child's self-control and overall mental health, starting during pregnancy through the eighth year of life. It recognizes that while substance use generally begins during the teen years, it has known biological, psychological, social, and environmental roots that begin even before birth.
Writes about how community policing in schools can help prevent and respond to bullying and intolerance. By following community policing, school resource officers and school safety personnel can contribute to a productive and enriching environment for students, teachers, and administrators alike.