New resources to support Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health Consultation

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The Center of Excellence recently developed a variety of new resources to support Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health Consultation including: New Opioids and Substance Misuse Page This new webpage includes tips and resources related to how infant and early childhood mental health consultants can support home visitors and early care and education professionals who […]

Stress Health

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STRESS HEALTH is an initiative of the Center for Youth Wellness that offers helpful information to parents and professionals about toxic stress, how toxic stress affects children’s brain and bodies, how to protect your children from toxic stress, and if at risk. Tips on parenting with ACES are also provided.  LINK COMING SOON

Attachment Vitamins

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Attachment Vitamins: Interactive Course on Early Childhood Attachment, Stress, and Trauma The Attachment Vitamins online course is an interactive, self-paced e-learning course for those adults who often find themselves in the company of children aged zero to five and their families, including professionals such as early childhood educators and child care providers, public health workers, […]

LAUNCH Family Leadership Summit: February 20-22, 2018

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  This video was filmed during the February Family Leadership Summit, which was intended to begin to build a national network to support the participation of families/parents in the strengthening of early childhood services and supports throughout the country. This short video captures highlights from the Summit. This video was produced by hosted by Substance […]

Information About the Family Leadership Network

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“Something Great is Happening” Download In February 2018, a Family Leadership Summit was held at the SAMHSA offices to help parents and caregivers establish a family leadership network focused on early childhood. Since then, leaders from the Summit have emerged and continue to mobilize efforts to establish and sustain the National Early Childhood Family Network. […]

Congratulations to Nevada County LAUNCH Team!

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The LAUNCH team from Nevada County did an outstanding job in telling their story during the federal Project LAUNCH Grantee meeting on May 2, 2018 through a virtual link to the meeting. The team shared general lessons learned, successes, and challenges from Nevada about the LAUNCH work and everyone in the room in Bethesda was […]

Trauma Informed Care in ECE: Key Strategies for Healing and Behavioral Change

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Children with a history of trauma often “act out” their distress through behaviors that are challenging for adults to understand. This Early Childhood Investigations webinar, presented by Barbara Sorrels, Ed.D, author and child development expert, will focus on understanding the message of challenging behavior and strategies to help children heal. Register

Encouraging comments from participants about the presentation by the California LAUNCH team members at the 2018 Ounce National Summit

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“Fantastic exploration of a community initiative of mental health systems integration and the multidimensional approaches. Rich and robust information and illustration of where our state’s communities would like to head. Rita Lang so clearly and compellingly made the case for a wellness approach. Moreover she makes it clear that it is both challenging and possible. […]