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ATTACHMENT: Compilation for Parents of Traumatized Children


Source: Attach-China International
This compilation describes research into attachment.

Click here to link to this information.




DEPRESSION: Depression During and After Pregnancy; A Resource for Women, Their Families, and Friends


Source: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Did things change after you became pregnant? Are things different than you expected as a new mother? Are you tired, anxious, sad, and confused? This booklet will begin to explain the possible causes for your feelings—and more importantly— how to find the help you need.

Click here to download a pdf of this resource.




FATHERS: Building Blocks for Father Involvement


Source: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Father involvement has a unique impact on children’s outcomes, including cognitive development, achievement, math and reading scores, as well as behavior. This series is useful as it provides insight into why fathers are important in their children’s lives.

Building Block 1: Appreciating How Fathers Give Children a Head Start
Building Block 2: First Thoughts on Getting Fathers Involved in Head Start
Building Block 3: Building a Foundation to Work with Fathers
Building Block 4: Planning for Success
Building Block 5: Bringing a Fatherhood Plan to Life




SCHOOL READINESS: Resources to Promote Social and Emotional Health and School Readiness in Young Children and Families


Source: National Center for Children in Poverty
This report describes targeted interventions that can help parents and other early care providers be more effective in promoting healthy relationships and reducing challenging behavior in infants, toddlers, and preschoolers.

Click here to download a pdf of this summary.





Parent Resources

ATTACHMENT: Compilation for Parents of Traumatized Children


Source: Attach-China International
This compilation describes research into attachment.

Click here to link to this information.




DEPRESSION: Depression During and After Pregnancy; A Resource for Women, Their Families, and Friends


Source: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Did things change after you became pregnant? Are things different than you expected as a new mother? Are you tired, anxious, sad, and confused? This booklet will begin to explain the possible causes for your feelings—and more importantly— how to find the help you need.

Click here to download a pdf of this resource.




FATHERS: Building Blocks for Father Involvement


Source: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Father involvement has a unique impact on children’s outcomes, including cognitive development, achievement, math and reading scores, as well as behavior. This series is useful as it provides insight into why fathers are important in their children’s lives.

Building Block 1: Appreciating How Fathers Give Children a Head Start
Building Block 2: First Thoughts on Getting Fathers Involved in Head Start
Building Block 3: Building a Foundation to Work with Fathers
Building Block 4: Planning for Success
Building Block 5: Bringing a Fatherhood Plan to Life




SCHOOL READINESS: Resources to Promote Social and Emotional Health and School Readiness in Young Children and Families


Source: National Center for Children in Poverty
This report describes targeted interventions that can help parents and other early care providers be more effective in promoting healthy relationships and reducing challenging behavior in infants, toddlers, and preschoolers.

Click here to download a pdf of this summary.





Early Intervention

BRIEF: The Impact of Early Adversity on Children’s Development


Source: Center on the Developing Child – Harvard University
A series of brief summaries of the scientific presentations at the National Symposium on Early Childhood Science and Policy.

Click here to download a pdf of this brief.




BRIEF: Children’s Mental Health: What Every Policymaker Should Know


Source: National Center for Children in Poverty
The mental health service delivery system in its current state does not sufficiently meet the needs of children and youth, and most who are in need of mental health services are not able to access them. This brief details how the mental health system can become better equipped to help children and youth with mental health problems, or those who are at risk, to thrive and live successfully.

Click here to download a pdf of this brief.




PAPER: Infant Mental Health Approaches and IDEA Part C


Source: IDEA Infant & Toddler Coordinators Association
The purpose of this position paper is to define and support the appropriate application of infant mental health approaches through early intervention supports and services under IDEA Part C, IMH & IDEA Part C Paper Page 2 July 2005 with families of infants and toddlers who have or who are at-risk for developmental delays and disabilities. The integration of these approaches into early intervention will help teams support parents in providing consistent, sensitive, and responsive parenting in order to promote their children’s development.

Click here to download a pdf of this position paper.




POLICY: Social and Emotional Development in Early Childhood; What Every Policymaker Should Know


Source: National Center for Children in Poverty
The early years of life present a unique opportunity to lay the foundation for healthy development. It is a time of great growth and of vulnerability. Research on early childhood has underscored the impact of the first five years of a child’s life on his/her socialemotional development. Negative early experiences can impair children’s mental health and effect their cognitive, behavioral, social-emotional development.

Click here to download a pdf of this brief.




STUDY: Promoting Social-emotional Wellbeing in Early Intervention Services


Source: National Center for Children in Poverty
The aim of the study reported in this brief was to determine how states leveraged different policy choices to support integration of social-emotional developmental strategies into early intervention services. Forty-eight states’ Part C coordinators participated in the study. They reported on their states’ efforts to support screening, referral and evaluation; strategies that are part of the array of early intervention service continuum covered by the Part C program; services and supports to children who are at risk and who are not eligible for Part C; and coordination and leadership.

Click here to download a pdf of this report.




STUDY: Can Child Care Impact Risk for Depression


Source: UNC FPG Child Development Institute
Because we know from existing research that experiences in child care can have long-term affects for children socially, fpg researchers wondered if such experiences could temper the mental health impact of lower quality home environments.

Click here to download a pdf of this Research Summary.




TRIAL: Program Effects of the Mental Health/Coping Outcomes of Critically Ill Young Children and Their Mothers


Source: American Academy of Pediatrics
The purpose of this study was to evaluate the effects of a preventative educational-behavioral intervention program, the Creating Opportunities for Parent Empowerment (COPE) program, initiated early in the intensive care unit hospitalization on the mental health/psychosocial outcomes of critically ill young children and their mothers.

Click here to download a pdf of this article.




WORKING PAPER: Maternal Depression Can Undermine the Development of Young Children


Source: Center on the Developing Child – Harvard University
When children grow up in an environment of mental illness, the development of their brains may be seriously weakened, with implications for their ability to learn as well as for their own later physical and mental health. When interventions are not available to ensure mothers’ well-being and children’s healthy development, the missed opportunities can be substantial.

Click here to download a pdf of this working paper.





Evidence Based Practice

ATTACHMENT: Compilation for Parents of Traumatized Children


Source: Attach-China International
This compilation describes research into attachment.

Click here to link to this information.




DEPRESSION: Depression During and After Pregnancy; A Resource for Women, Their Families, and Friends


Source: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Did things change after you became pregnant? Are things different than you expected as a new mother? Are you tired, anxious, sad, and confused? This booklet will begin to explain the possible causes for your feelings—and more importantly— how to find the help you need.

Click here to download a pdf of this resource.




FATHERS: Building Blocks for Father Involvement


Source: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Father involvement has a unique impact on children’s outcomes, including cognitive development, achievement, math and reading scores, as well as behavior. This series is useful as it provides insight into why fathers are important in their children’s lives.

Building Block 1: Appreciating How Fathers Give Children a Head Start
Building Block 2: First Thoughts on Getting Fathers Involved in Head Start
Building Block 3: Building a Foundation to Work with Fathers
Building Block 4: Planning for Success
Building Block 5: Bringing a Fatherhood Plan to Life




SCHOOL READINESS: Resources to Promote Social and Emotional Health and School Readiness in Young Children and Families


Source: National Center for Children in Poverty
This report describes targeted interventions that can help parents and other early care providers be more effective in promoting healthy relationships and reducing challenging behavior in infants, toddlers, and preschoolers.

Click here to download a pdf of this summary.





Other Resources

BRIEF: The Impact of Early Adversity on Children’s Development


Source: Center on the Developing Child – Harvard University
A series of brief summaries of the scientific presentations at the National Symposium on Early Childhood Science and Policy.

Click here to download a pdf of this brief.




BRIEF: Children’s Mental Health: What Every Policymaker Should Know


Source: National Center for Children in Poverty
The mental health service delivery system in its current state does not sufficiently meet the needs of children and youth, and most who are in need of mental health services are not able to access them. This brief details how the mental health system can become better equipped to help children and youth with mental health problems, or those who are at risk, to thrive and live successfully.

Click here to download a pdf of this brief.




PAPER: Infant Mental Health Approaches and IDEA Part C


Source: IDEA Infant & Toddler Coordinators Association
The purpose of this position paper is to define and support the appropriate application of infant mental health approaches through early intervention supports and services under IDEA Part C, IMH & IDEA Part C Paper Page 2 July 2005 with families of infants and toddlers who have or who are at-risk for developmental delays and disabilities. The integration of these approaches into early intervention will help teams support parents in providing consistent, sensitive, and responsive parenting in order to promote their children’s development.

Click here to download a pdf of this position paper.




POLICY: Social and Emotional Development in Early Childhood; What Every Policymaker Should Know


Source: National Center for Children in Poverty
The early years of life present a unique opportunity to lay the foundation for healthy development. It is a time of great growth and of vulnerability. Research on early childhood has underscored the impact of the first five years of a child’s life on his/her socialemotional development. Negative early experiences can impair children’s mental health and effect their cognitive, behavioral, social-emotional development.

Click here to download a pdf of this brief.




STUDY: Promoting Social-emotional Wellbeing in Early Intervention Services


Source: National Center for Children in Poverty
The aim of the study reported in this brief was to determine how states leveraged different policy choices to support integration of social-emotional developmental strategies into early intervention services. Forty-eight states’ Part C coordinators participated in the study. They reported on their states’ efforts to support screening, referral and evaluation; strategies that are part of the array of early intervention service continuum covered by the Part C program; services and supports to children who are at risk and who are not eligible for Part C; and coordination and leadership.

Click here to download a pdf of this report.




STUDY: Can Child Care Impact Risk for Depression


Source: UNC FPG Child Development Institute
Because we know from existing research that experiences in child care can have long-term affects for children socially, fpg researchers wondered if such experiences could temper the mental health impact of lower quality home environments.

Click here to download a pdf of this Research Summary.




TRIAL: Program Effects of the Mental Health/Coping Outcomes of Critically Ill Young Children and Their Mothers


Source: American Academy of Pediatrics
The purpose of this study was to evaluate the effects of a preventative educational-behavioral intervention program, the Creating Opportunities for Parent Empowerment (COPE) program, initiated early in the intensive care unit hospitalization on the mental health/psychosocial outcomes of critically ill young children and their mothers.

Click here to download a pdf of this article.




WORKING PAPER: Maternal Depression Can Undermine the Development of Young Children


Source: Center on the Developing Child – Harvard University
When children grow up in an environment of mental illness, the development of their brains may be seriously weakened, with implications for their ability to learn as well as for their own later physical and mental health. When interventions are not available to ensure mothers’ well-being and children’s healthy development, the missed opportunities can be substantial.

Click here to download a pdf of this working paper.





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The Idaho Association for Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health supports a system of care which helps families ensure the social and emotional well being of their infants and young children.

PO Box 1243, Boise, ID 83701

(909) 375-8230

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