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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
Challenging Behaviors and Disenrollment: Steps to Prevention This info module discusses the drastic increase in the rate of expulsion in early care and education and offer proactive and preventive strategies to promote children's success. Info Module
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
Child and Adolescent Mental Health The Child and Adolescent Mental Health website is part of the National Institute of Mental Health. The site contains books, fact sheets, and summaries for the public, practioners, and researchers. The information ranges from ADHD to Youth in a Difficult World. Website
Child Development Institute This award winning site offers information on child development, child psychology, parenting, learning, health and safety as well as childhood disorders such as attention deficit disorder, dyslexia and autism. It provides comprehensive resources and practical suggestions for parents covering toddlers to teens. Website
Child Mind Institute The Child Mind Institute is an independent, national nonprofit dedicated to transforming the lives of children and families struggling with mental health and learning disorders. Our teams work every day to deliver the highest standards of care, advance the science of the developing brain and empower parents, professionals and policymakers to support children when and where they need it most. Website
Child Trauma Academy CTA is a not-for-profit organization based in Houston, Texas working to improve the lives of high-risk children through direct service, research and education. We recognize the crucial importance of childhood experience in shaping the health of the individual, and ultimately, society. By creating biologically-informed child and family respectful practice, programs and policy, CTA seeks to help maltreated and traumatized children. Website
Child Welfare Information Gateway Child Welfare Information Gateway promotes the safety, permanency, and well-being of children, youth, and families by connecting child welfare, adoption, and related professionals as well as the public to information, resources, and tools covering topics on child welfare, child abuse and neglect, out-of-home care, adoption, and more. A service of the Children's Bureau, Administration for Children and Families, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, we provide access to print and electronic publications, websites, databases, and online learning tools for improving child welfare practice, including resources that can be shared with families. Website