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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 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
Center on the Social and Emotional Foundations for Early Childhood Children's Book List Children's books related to social emotional development and skills Document
Center on the Social and Emotional Foundations of Early Learning The Center on the Social and Emotional Foundations for Early Learning (CSEFEL) is focused on promoting the social emotional development and school readiness of young children birth to age 5. CSEFEL is a national resource center funded by the Office of Head Start and Child Care Bureau for disseminating research and evidence-based practices to early childhood programs across the country. Website
ChildParent Psychotherapy and Traumatic Exposure to Violence By Vilma Reyes and Alicia Lieberman This article illustrates the multidimensional impact of violence during infancy and the effectiveness of a relationship-focused treatment, childparent psychotherapy (CPP), in addressing the traumatic consequences of exposure to violence. The authors describe the treatment of a 3-year-old boy and his mother and highlight three key points: (a) Infants have the capacity to remember traumatic events and encode preverbal memories into images that can be narrated once language is acquired; (b) a therapeutic working relationship with the parent provides a framework for trauma-focused treatment; and (c) speaking about and using toys to reenact what happened, and practicing ways of feeling safe and protected, provide a vehicle to regulate emotions and create trust in the parents capacity to protect. Document