These handouts cover frequently asked questions from the Head Start Heals campaign and related office hours. Find links to additional resources on stress, resilience, and providing support.
The Head Start Heals campaign increases awareness about how Head Start programs are uniquely qualified to address trauma and promote resilience in young children and families. Explore resources to support this work.
Beginning conversations with children and families around sensitive topics, such as substance use disorders, is not an easy task. Find resources to help program staff navigate those difficult discussions.
Find resources that help programs make the most of their infant and early childhood mental health consultation (IECMHC) services.
Learn about the role of mental health consultation in early child care and education. Find resources for effective strategies to help design, develop, or sustain your mental health consultation services and system.
Explore Family Connections, a preventive, system-wide mental health consultation and training approach to strengthen the capacity of Early Head Start and Head Start staff. Staff can use these resources in working with families dealing with parental depression and related adversities.
This edition of the News You Can Use e-newsletter outlines the important elements of comprehensive approaches to mental health services and provides strategies for creating a "mentally healthy" atmosphere.
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.