Summary: This book describes a framework for promoting healthy social-emotional development in young children in the context of their families and communities, with a particular emphasis on school readiness. The seventh in the Systems of Care for Childrens Mental Health series, the text fills the gap between what we know about how social and emotional problems develop in young children and how to plan and develop systems and services that will promote mental health in young children. The book ...show more describes what the research says about social emotional development in young children and its relationship to school success, highlights the best state and local prevention and early intervention strategies that have helped children and families, and provides ideas and guidelines for program designers and policy makers about how to create systems of care. The editors present a framework for systems development and define early childhood mental health, including the importance of early relationships and culture, and describe how to infuse mental services into different settings, such as primary healthcare, infant-toddler settings, and preschool. ...show lessEdition/Copyright: 07
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