Mental Health

Effectively Addressing Behaviors

While working with young children and families is rewarding, it can also be complex, intense, and stressful. Understanding and responding sensitively to the unique needs and behaviors of all young children and families is hard work. In partnership with families, early care and learning programs can help ensure children have the best start possible. Explore the resources below to learn strategies to help Head Start program staff and families understand and respond positively to challenging behaviors.