Review the process of developing a support plan for children with disabilities. Explore timing, implementation, and support for teachers.
Explore strategies teachers can use in the classroom to prevent challenging behaviors in young children with disabilities.
This webinar discusses challenging behaviors and how the environment can impact behavior. Learn strategies to better identify triggers and how to help children manage their emotions.
Programs should have a comprehensive discipline policy that includes developmentally appropriate social-emotional and behavioral health promotion practices as well as discipline and intervention procedures that provide specific guidance on what caregivers/teachers and programs should do to prevent and respond to challenging behaviors. Programs should ensure all caregivers/teachers have access to pre- and in-service training on such practices and procedures. Practices and procedures should be clearly communicated to all staff, families, and community partners, and implemented consistently and without bias or discrimination. Preventive and discipline practices should be used as learning opportunities to guide children’s appropriate behavioral development.
This resource offers data to support the importance of investing in early childhood mental health consultation. Programs may use the resources in this tool kit as a guide in designing and implementing effective mental health services for families.
Head Start teachers often struggle to support children with challenging behavior in the classroom. This webinar will shift the focus from reaching to misbehavior to proactive planning for child’s success. This session offers strategies for teachers as well as free and accessible resources for supervisors.
View this webinar for information and resources on how staff can support families’ mental health, including families experiencing mental health concerns such as depression.
Head Start Mental Health Services Newsletter: October 2016: Social Emotional Development and Challenging Behaviors
Children's challenging behaviors are top concerns for early care and education teachers. Many parents are also frustrated when their children exhibit behaviors such as biting, tantrums, excessive crying, or extreme shyness. When teaching and caring for young children it is key to understand and address these behaviors. In this issue of the Mental Health Services newsletter, explore resources that can help staff and parents support children’s social and emotional development. Also, learn how to prevent and appropriately address young children’s challenging behaviors.
Biting is a common but upsetting behavior of toddlers. It is important for parents to address biting when it occurs. This fact sheet provides tips for parents and program staff on how to better understand issues around biting.
Nationwide, early childhood programs are being encouraged to implement policies to reduce and eliminate preschool expulsion.