Supporting Families and Staff: Mental Health Services in Early Head Start and Migrant and Seasonal Head Start

Supporting Families and Staff: Mental Health Services in Early Head Start and Migrant and Seasonal Head Start

This edition of the News You Can Use e-newsletter outlines the important elements of comprehensive approaches to mental health services and provides strategies for creating a “mentally healthy"” atmosphere. Head Start/Early Head Start program staffers are facing increasingly complex family situations and behavior from young children and may require training and assistance to strengthen their skills and learn new approaches for supporting the mental health needs of infants, toddlers, and their families. This newsletter also highlights the stigma of mental health and offers suggestion to reduce the stigma and encourage parents and staff to use mental health services.



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This online tool supports home visiting staff and those who support them by presenting regulations, strategies, publications, and resources in a way that’s interactive, flexible, and adaptable to people’s needs. It offers the readerthe opportunity to read, review, rate, save, and organize material that’s engaging, supports understanding, and ultimately contributes to their expertise as home visitors and home visiting supervisors. It has been developed by the Early Head Start National Resource Center, and includes numerous resources produced by other national centers.

Prepared for the Office of Head Start, under contract # HHSP23320100009YC, by the Early Head Start National Resource Center at ZERO TO THREE.