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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
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
Change Happens: Supporting the Transition from Child Care/Preschool Setting to Elementary School (Part Two) The transition from early childhood to elementary school is a common adjustment for young children to make. Creating a successful change of setting can occur when we support children and provide opportunities for them to experience change with confidence and excitement. Join the team at CICC as we discuss useful techniques and suggestions that help providers prepare children to move on to their next season of life with positive anticipation! Podcast
Change Happens: Transitions Within Your Child Care Setting (Part One) Change is inevitable in life. Young children experience many changes in their young lives. Join Priscilla Weigel and Dea Anderson as they share useful tips that provide stability for children transitioning to a new group setting within their child care environments. Podcast
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 Care Relationships and Attachment (Part 2) In Part 2 of our series on attachment, Dea Anderson speaks in more detail about how attachment can manifest in young children and some of the factor that influence attachment. When we understand influences like temperament or trauma, we can build stronger relationships with each child we care for. Podcast