ERIC Number: ED448870
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
Using Mental Health Strategies To Move the Early Childhood Agenda and Promote School Readiness. Starting Points: Meeting the Needs of Our Youngest Children.
Noting that many young children are excluded from child care settings because of their behavior and that early emotional and behavioral problems are often ignored or misidentified, this issue brief highlights emerging strategies to promote the emotional wellness of young children and their families, including those most at risk. The brief further focuses on strategies to enhance the skills of the families and other caregivers who nurture and support young children and to ensure that those who need specialized services get them. The brief describes a number of initiatives developed across the nation, with an emphasis on two Starting Points sites, San Francisco and Vermont. The key strategies discussed include: (1) developing mental health consultation for child care and early learning programs; (2) enhancing mental health support for home visiting programs; (3) promoting healthy relationships in the context of early health care; and (4) promoting emotional wellness of young children and their families through a statewide approach. (KB)
Descriptors: Change Strategies, Child Health, Consultation Programs, Delivery Systems, Early Childhood Education, Emotional Development, Home Visits, Mental Health, Mental Health Programs, Program Descriptions, School Readiness, State Programs, Well Being, Young Children
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Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Carnegie Corp. of New York, NY.; Columbia Univ., New York, NY. National Center for Children in Poverty.