Mental Health

Talking with Families About Substance Use Disorders: Screening and Consultation

Sensitive topics often emerge in early childhood programs. The practice of screening in Head Start and Early Head Start programs is used to identify health and behavioral issues and concerns early. Additionally, young children may share a story from home that concerns staff or act out difficult situations during playtime. Beginning conversations with children and families around sensitive topics, such as substance use disorders and depression, is not an easy task. The resources on this page can help.

Developing Relationships Through Effective Communication

Screening and Assessment

Consultation and Referral