This video shows how IECMHC can address challenges such as staff wellness, staff morale, and challenging behavior. It also highlights a new course on the Individualized Professional Development (iPD) Portfolio.
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.
It can be taxing to care for young children, especially those who are facing adversities. This webinar covers self-care strategies that improve wellness and job satisfaction, helping build staff resilience.
Want to find out how to best support the entire family system? This webinar explores the unique experiences of fathers, appropriate screening tools and interventions, and the impact of fathers on families.
This recording introduces the benefits of trauma-informed care in early childhood programs and highlights the evidence-based Ready to Learn Through Relationships Toolkit (RLR-Toolkit).
Dr. Sangeeta Parikshak, Office of Head Start senior analyst, and Dr. Vivek Murthy, U.S. Surgeon General, discuss the importance of social connection for wellness and mental health.
This webinar highlights strategies to make child safety a priority by building awareness and offering education to staff and families about marijuana using a nonbiased and strength-based approach.
This video highlights the importance of partnering with community programs that have substance use treatment or recovery services. Learn how to begin conversations about making referrals to those services.
Emergencies and disasters come in many forms, at any time or place, often with little or no warning. Supportive tools like the Bee CALM Backpack can decrease its impact on a child’s social and emotional well-being.
This webinar covers strength-based approaches to talking about substance use that reduce stigma and support families.
Practice along with Elmo as he shows the mindfulness strategy of whole body listening. This activity can be used to help children focus and prepare for the day or a new activity.