While roughly 15 percent of new mothers suffer from maternal depression, the rates are much higher in families with lower incomes. In fact, 52 percent of mothers in an Early Head Start research study reported high levels of depressive symptoms.
The toolkit provides information about depression and offers ideas that providers can use daily when helping mothers and their families.
Explore the strategies that Early Education Services in Brattleboro, VT uses to engage fathers in their children's learning and development. In this Head Start and Early Head Start program, dedicated fathers learn from one another and make connections. They also learn to build a community that helps them fulfill their role as one of the most important people in their children's lives.
A crisis is a period of heightened family tension and imbalance that requires quick staff identification. Head Start staff who work with families will find this information useful in understanding what brings about crises for families. Just as a crisis is an opportunity for a family, it is also an opportunity for staff to make a real difference in the life of a Head Start family
Learn how to develop conversational skills that help strengthen relationships with families and encourage growth and change. This training module has key messages, learning outcomes, PowerPoints with scripts, and other useful resources.