Mental Health: Multimedia
These audio and video resources highlight specific tools and strategies for teaching DLLs.
Video: Block Two: Understanding the Hispanic Community in Your Area [English] | Componente Dos: Conociendo la comunidad hispana en su área [En Español]
The second building block provides suggestions and tips for how to conduct a community assessment that is sensitive to the Hispanic population. A successful assessment consists of five parts: planning your strategy, designing how you will collect the data, gathering the data, reviewing and analyzing what you have collected, and using that data to make decisions about location, recruitment, staff, and programming. Growth of the Hispanic community in different areas must be considered throughout the community assessment.
Video: Block Three: Meeting the Needs of Hispanic Families [English] | Componente Tres: Atendiendo la necesidades de los niños hispanos [En Español]
One of the best ways to serve young, Hispanic children in Head Start is by also serving the families. Hispanic families in the United States are dealing with the stresses of culture shock and the loss of their social support network in their home country. Head Start programs, especially a good mental health program, can take account of these stresses and become a place of support, trust, and information for immigrant families.
Be sure to visit the Mental Health section of the ECLKC website for more information for all children.
Mental Health: Multimedia. HHS/ACF/OHS. 2009. English.
Last Reviewed: July 2010
Last Updated: November 13, 2014