Substance Misuse

Substance misuse is more common than you may think. Find out what program staff need to know and how they can help.

Reflective Supervision: Putting It Into Practice

This webcast is designed to help you implement reflective supervision in your Early Head Start, Head Start, or Migrant and Seasonal Head Start program. It features a mini-training with Early Head Start practitioners led by Rebecca Shahmoon-Shanok, LCSW, Ph.D., a leading early childhood expert.

Mental Health

Head Start and Early Head Start programs support the mental health of children, families, and staff every day. Early childhood mental health is the same as social and emotional well-being. It is a child’s developing capacity to express and regulate emotions, form trusting relationships, explore, and learn—all in the cultural context of family and community. The mental health of children and the adults that care for them is essential for school readiness.

Tell Me a Story Series

Use this resource to help build parent and staff capacity in using books and stories for helping young children learn, manage strong emotions, deal with feelings of grief, or work on their social skills.

The Mental Health Consultation Tool

The interactive module highlights the role of the IECMHC. It is divided into lessons with realistic scenarios and short video clips. Review the resource areas designed to provide extensive support around IECMHC.