Nurturing the Environment Webinar

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.

Preventing Expulsions, Suspensions, and Other Limitations in Services

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.

Supporting Children with Challenging Behavior

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.

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: A Fact Sheet for Families

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.