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New Project LAUNCH Infographic Released

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Project LAUNCH supports nationwide communities, states territories and tribes in pioneering new ways to promote the physical and emotional health of young children. The impact of this initiative includes the screening/assessment for developmental or behavioral health concerns of 170,000 children and parents. Learn more about the impact of Project LAUNCH in the communities click to view […]

Helping Young Children Who have Experienced Trauma

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There is a newly released report that provides information about early childhood trauma and its impact on the development of young children. It also offers promising strategies for trauma informed care (TIC) in early care and education and systems to meet the needs of children with histories of trauma. This report includes recommendations for policy […]


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The National Child Traumatic Stress Network (NCTSN) has released their July 2017 eBULLETIN, which is rich with resources useful for professionals working with children who have experienced trauma. It includes a new Intervention Factsheet, new APA Guidelines for Treatment of PTSD, new articles related to trauma, and new translation to other languages of the story, […]

Babies’ Early Experiences Matter

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Parents, caregivers, and professionals can promote healthy social and emotional development in babies and young children. Over the past few decades we have learned that adverse early childhood experiences may lead to escalating issues that can linger and create problems later in life. The first days, weeks, months, and years of life are a critical […]

Report: Implementation of Young Child Wellness Strategies

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A recent report, Implementation of Young Child Wellness Strategies in a Unique Cohort of Local Communities, describes innovative strategies that the six Project LAUNCH grantees funded between 2010 and 2015 used to improve outcomes for children, families, and communities. The downloadable e-Book shares lessons learned as the sites sought to bring policy and practice improvements to […]

First 5 Nevada County Seeks Maternal Child Mental Health Consultants

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First 5 Nevada County is seeking to contract with two mental health consultants, one each in the Grass Valley/Nevada City area and the Truckee area, to work with home visitors and the families they serve. Interested parties are asked to send a letter of interest, a resume, and contact information for two professional references to […]

Gaps in Maternal Mental Health Care in California

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A newly released report on Maternal Mental Health in California provides a summary of gaps in Maternal Mental Health care in California, identifies strategies for improvement, and provides a call-to-action and framework for coordinating stakeholder responsibilities. The report was prepared by the California Task Force on the Status of Maternal Mental Health Care supported by […]