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Books and Tips that Promote Life Skills Mind in the Making has partnered with First Book, a nonprofit social enterprise that provides books and educational materials for educators serving children in need, to curate a groundbreaking 'Mind in the Making' Book Collection that combines children's books with tips for building Seven Essential Life Skills. The four book collections are designed for four age groups: 0 to 2, 3 to 5 years, 6 to 8 years, and 9 to 12 years and are available on the First Book Marketplace, an online store that makes it possible for educators serving children in need to access high-quality new books at very low cost. Below are the reading lists grouped by Life Skill with links to download the corresponding tip sheets for each title. Let us know what you think and share other recommended book titles on the Mind in the Making Facebook page. Website
Bright Futures at Georgetown: Training Tools These training tools, activities, and resources are designed to acquaint users with the Bright Futures in Practice series (available online only) and to provide guidance on how to apply these materials in a variety of contexts. The Bright Futures in Practice materials can be downloaded for use from this site. Website
Building Resilience in Young Children Building Resilience in Young Children is a resource to help you boost your child's ability to bounce back from life's challenges and thrive. It is filled with: up-to-date information, helpful tips, parent stories, and links to other resources. The ideas and resources are based on research and have been tested by parents, and the stories were provided by parents of young children. These parents hope that their experiences will help you and your family get through life's ups and downs. Document
Bullies in the Block Area: The Early Childhood Origins of "Mean" Behavior This brief first provides a summary of the developmental trajectory to bullying behavior and theories about social and environmental contributors to bullying. The remainder summarizes promising strategies and evidence-based intervention models designed to prevent bullying by addressing factors that contribute to the development of "mean" behavior and aggression in early childhood. Document
Caring for Every Child's Mental Health Campaign The Caring for Every Child's Mental Health Campaign website consists of information from a four-year national public education campaign by the Center for Mental Health Services, a component of the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to increase awareness about the emotional problems of America's children and adolescents and gain support for needed services. The website contains links for children and adolescents, tips for parents ranging from improving your child's mental health to issues that families may face regarding mental health. There are resources available for purchase or to download. The information is also available in spanish at www.mentalhealth.org/espanol/ Website
Caring for Our Children: National Health and Safety This manual contains guidelines on the development and evaluation of the health and safety of children in all types of early care and education setting centers and family child care homes. Website
Center for Children with Special Health Needs A network of programs for children and youth and their families. The programs include the National Center for Youth and Disabilities, the Center for Children with Chronic Illness and Disability, Project Launch, Special U Kids Clinic, Cultural Strengths, and Project Connection. They have online publications related to children's health issues. Website
Center for Disease Control and Prevention Child Development This site contains resources and information on child development, developmental milestones, screening, research, interventions, ADHD, positive parenting, and Tourette Syndrome. Website
Center for Early Childhood Mental Health Consultation The Center for Early Childhood Mental Health Consultation (CECMHC) was funded as an Innovation and Improvement Project by the Office of Head Start in October 2008. The 3-year grant brings together a group of university researchers to develop strategies to help Head Start programs build a strong mental health foundation for their children, families and staff. Website
Center of Excellence in Children's Mental Health The mission of the Center of Excellence in Children's Mental Health website is to promote children's mental health through collaborative action in the state of Minnesota that effectively links research, practice, and policy. Primary strategies for reaching this goal include: 1. Providing a platform for addressing critical issues that affect the mental health and well-being of children and youth 2. Stimulating university-community research partnerships that directly address improving the mental health of youth and families in Minnesota, and 3. Disseminating findings from research and practice in a timely and user-friendly way to inform families, practitioners, policy makers, researchers, and others invested in children's mental health. Website