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Autism Speaks Autism Speaks is dedicated to promoting solutions--across the spectrum and throughout the lifespan--for the needs of individuals with autism and their families through advocacy and support; increasing understanding and acceptance of autism spectrum disorder; and advancing research into causes and better interventions for autism spectrum disorder and related conditions. Autism Speaks enhances lives today and is accelerating a spectrum of solutions for tomorrow. Website
Backpack Series from the Pyramid Model The Technical Assistance Center on Social Emotional Intervention for Young Children (TACSEI) created The Backpack Connection Series to provide a way for teachers and parents/caregivers to work together to help young children develop social emotional skills and reduce challenging behavior. Teachers may choose to send a handout home in each child’s backpack when a new strategy or skill is introduced to the class. Each Backpack Connection handout provides information that helps parents stay informed about what their child is learning at school and specific ideas on how to use the strategy or skill at home. This series was developed in collaboration with Pyramid Plus: The Colorado Center for Social Emotional Competence and Inclusion and Bal Swan Children's Center in Broomfield, Colorado. Website
BEAM (Bridging Education And Mental Health) This course explains BEAM (Bridging Education and Mental Health) as an intervention model and conceptual framework developed for use by teachers/caregivers, with the assistance of a BEAM coach. You will learn strategies from the educational (positive behavioral support) and mental health (therapeutic) perspectives to address social-emotional development on four different levels. This course is only accessible on a desktop browser with Flash enabled. For ten clock hours on your Learning Record, please register and pay online at Develop. Then, complete a 500 word reflection paper and submit this document with your reflectionPlease note: You have access to this document as view only. To enable editing, download the document. Click "file" then "download as" in the upper left-hand corner of this screen. This will give you the option to open the document as a Word doc on your own computer. Then, you can complete the information and email it to: credit@inclusivechildcare.org. *Disregard any directions regarding a final quiz. The only learning assessment needed is the reflection paper. Course
BEAM: Bridging Education and Mental Health This info module highlights BEAM (Bridging Education and Mental Health), an intervention approach that combines strategies from education and mental health to support social and emotional development in young children. Info Module
Behavioral Health Topics - Allina Hospitals The Behavioral Health Topics - Allina Hospitals website page topics include anxiety, attention deficit disorder, bipolar disorder, manic depression, depression, schizophrenia, and stress. Website
Best Practices for Nutrition in Child Care Settings Quality nutrition is exceptionally important in the early years. This tip sheet covers best practices for feeding infants, toddlers, and preschoolers in child care settings.  Tipsheet
Bonding and Attachment in Maltreated Children The objectives of this online training course are: (1) Provide an overview of key principles of attachment and bonding critical for healthy development; (2) Understand how healthy attachment is facilitated and maintained; (3) Discuss the various ways that neglect and maltreatment influence attachment and learn to identify behaviors associated with attachment difficulties; and (4) Discuss the role of caregivers in helping maltreated children and explore ways to help this at-risk population. This course is divided into 4 lessons with a quiz at the end of each one. Lesson (1) Introduction to bonding and attachment; Lesson (2) Frequently asked questions; Lesson (3) Factors affecting bonding and attachment; and Lesson (4) What can I do to help? This course can be used by professionals to train others involved in early childhood development working with at-risk populations. Website
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