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Social and Emotional Health in Early Childhood

Social and Emotional Health in Early Childhood

Building Bridges Between Services and Systems
Volume Editors: Deborah F. Perry Ph.D., Roxane K. Kaufmann, The Late Jane Knitzer   Series Editors: Elizabeth A. Stroul, Robert M. Friedman Ph.D.   Foreword Author: Jack P. Shonkoff   Chapter Authors: Brenda J. Bean, Charles A. Biss M.S.W., Jennifer Boss M.S.W., Elena P. Cohen, Paul J. Donahue Ph.D., Glen Dunlap Ph.D., Beth Falk Ph.D., Sally Farwell, Lise K. Fox Ph.D., Kathy S. Hepburn M.S., Larke Nahme Huang Ph.D., Mareasa R. Isaacs Ph.D., M.S.W., Margot Kaplan-Sanoff, Roxane K. Kaufmann, The Late Jane Knitzer, Tammy L. Mann Ph.D., Melissa Manos M.Ed., M.S.M., Judith C. Meyers Ph.D., Peggy Nikkel, Deborah F. Perry Ph.D., Stefanie Powers M.S., Anne Gersony Provet Ph.D., H. Abigail Raikes Ph.D., Jeffery D. Rosenbaum Ph.D., Elisa A. Rosman Ph.D., Ross A. Thompson Ph.D., Michelle W. Woodbridge Ph.D., Linette M. Fraga Ph.D.

ISBN: 978-1-55766-782-3
Pages: 432
Copyright: 2007
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Social-emotional health is one of the most critical factors in a child's development and school readiness—a factor that depends on weaving effective mental health services into other systems and programs that support young children.

With this groundbreaking guide to systems development, professionals will discover how to improve young children's outcomes by building sturdy bridges between mental health and medical, educational, and social services.

Combining the research and guidance of more than two dozen leading experts in early childhood and mental health, this book helps practitioners

  • make the most of the powerful, complex link between social-emotional health and school readiness
  • infuse mental health services and supports into pediatric primary care settings, child care centers, early intervention programs, and preschool classrooms
  • understand and implement the nuts and bolts of successful, integrated service systems, from strategic planning to workforce development
  • evaluate the effectiveness of early childhood mental health services and supports
  • learn valuable lessons from the most successful state and local programs
  • implement effective, evidence-based prevention and intervention strategies for children at risk for social-emotional and behavior problems
  • encourage resilience in young children and families

Brief, vivid stories throughout the book illustrate how mental health services help children and families at risk, and two extended real-life case studies give readers an inside look at effective early childhood mental health systems, including structure, financing, and outcomes evaluation.

With this comprehensive, research-based book, practitioners and policy makers will learn how to make mental health services and supports an integral part of every early childhood setting—and ensure better social-emotional and academic outcomes for all young children.

Learn more about the Systems of Care for Children's Mental Health series.

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Review: PsycCRITIQUES (American Psychological Association)
"An excellent start in our quest toward understanding and treating the mental health of young children from an integrative perspective."
Review by: Walter Gilliam, Assistant Professor of Child Psychiatry and Psychology, and Director, The Edward Zigler Center in Child Development and Social Policy, Yale University Child Study Center
"A treasure trove of insightful ideas... and excellent blueprint for how we can better support the social and emotional needs of young learners, as well as their families, teachers, and child care providers."
Series Preface
Editorial Advisory Board
About the Editors
About the Contributors
Foreword: Jack P. Shonkoff

I. Understanding Early Childhood Mental Health in the Context of Child Development

  1. Building Bridges: Linking Services, Strategies, and Systems for Young Children and Their Families
    Deborah F. Perry, Roxane K. Kaufmann, and Jane Knitzer

  2. The Social and Emotional Foundations of School Readiness
    Ross A. Thompson and H. Abigail Raikes

  3. Early Childhood Mental Health: A Focus on Culture and Context
    Larke N. Huang and Mareasa R. Isaacs

II. Building Systems of Care for Young Children and Families

  1. Early Childhood Mental Health Services and Supports Through a Systems Approach
    Roxane K. Kaufmann and Kathy S. Hepburn

  2. Developing the Work Force for an Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health System of Care
    Judith C. Meyers

  3. Evaluating Outcomes in Systems Delivering Early Childhood Mental Health Services
    Deborah F. Perry, Michelle W. Woodbridge, and Elisa A. Rosman

  4. Building Partnerships with Families
    Peggy Nikkel

  5. Vermont's Children's UPstream Project: Statewide Early Childhood Mental Health Services and Supports
    Brenda J. Bean, Charles A. Biss, and Kathy S. Hepburn

  6. Early Childhood Mental Health in Cuyahoga County, Ohio
    Melissa Manos, Sally Farwell, and Jeffrey D. Rosenbaum

  7. Strategic Financing of Early Childhood Mental Health Services
    Deborah F. Perry

III. Infusing Mental Health Promotion, Prevention, and Intervention into Early Childhood Services and Supports

  1. Infusing Mental Health Support and Services into Pediatric Primary Care
    Margot Kaplan-Sanoff

  2. Infusing Mental Health Supports and Services into Infant and Toddler Environments
    Tammy L. Mann, Stefanie Powers, Jennifer Boss, and Lynette M. Fraga

  3. Promoting Social-Emotional Development in Young Children: Mental Health Supports in Early Childhood Environments
    Paul J. Donahue, Beth Falk, and Anne Gersony Provet

  4. Evidence-Based Practices for Young Children with and at Risk for Social-Emotional or Behavior Problems
    Lise Fox and Glen Dunlap

  5. Promoting Resilience in Young Children and Families at the Highest Risk: The Challenge for Early Childhood Mental Health
    Jane Knitzer and Elena P. Cohen

Appendix A: Self-Assessment Guide
Appendix B: Self-Assessment Checklist for Personnel Providing Services and Supports to Children with Disabilities and Special Health Needs and Their Families
Appendix C: Self-Assessment Checklist for Personnel Providing Services and Supports in Early Intervention and Early Childhood Environments
Appendix D: Spending Smarter Checklist: A Funding Guide for Policy Makers and Advocates to Promote Social-Emotional Health and School Readiness
Appendix E: Matrix of Early Childhood Mental Health Services and Supports

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