ERIC Number: ED407141
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996
Reference Count: N/A
Promoting Mental Health. Training Guides for the Head Start Learning Community.
Bowman (James) Associates, San Francisco, CA.
This training guide is intended to help Head Start staff promote mental health for all members of the Head Start Community, by means of activities that build skills in creating responsive, respectful relationships with co-workers, parents, and children. The guide has five working sections, the first three of which are training modules. Each of the modules details module outcomes, key concepts, background information, questions for discussion and reflection, learning activities, points to consider, and ideas to extend practice. Handouts are included for each module. Module 1 focuses on the question, "where does mental health come from?" Ideas addressed include protecting and supporting resiliency of children, the family, and the community. Module 2 addresses getting to know the whole child. Ideas addressed include developmental stages, individual differences, the Head Start environment, the home environment, skills and knowledge, satisfying emotional needs, and temperament characteristics. Module 3 focuses on getting to know ourselves. Ideas addressed include creating a mentally healthy workplace, stress busters, and headache visualization. The guide's section continuing professional development provides suggestions and areas for personally developing a better program environment. Contains resources including 14 books and manuals, 4 Head Start publications, 5 national organizations, and 2 videos. (SD)
Descriptors: Child Development, Child Health, Childhood Needs, Children, Developmental Stages, Emotional Development, Family School Relationship, Mental Health, Mental Health Programs, Preschool Education, Psychological Needs, Resource Materials, Staff Development, Training Methods, Workshops
U.S. Government Printing Office, Superintendent of Documents, Mail Stop: SSOP, Washington, DC 20402-9328.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Sponsor: Administration for Children, Youth, and Families (DHHS), Washington, DC. Head Start Bureau.
Authoring Institution: Bowman (James) Associates, San Francisco, CA.