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ERIC Number: EJ867206
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Sep
Pages: 6
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0736-8038
Addressing Social, Emotional, and Behavioral Challenges through Play: Early Childhood Mental Health Consultation in Action
Hirschland, Deborah
Zero to Three (J), v30 n1 p12-17 Sep 2009
Research suggests what many parents and early care and education staff already know: Significant numbers of young children are struggling with social, emotional, and behavioral challenges that negatively impact their functioning as family members, friends, and learners. This article explores how caregivers can foster developmental mastery and emotional well being through supporting children's play. With an emphasis on the importance of understanding a child's challenges before intervening--and on the specifics of supporting play successfully--the article also highlights the contribution of early childhood mental health consultation in empowering adults to understand and help the children they care for.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Early Childhood Education
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Language: English
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