Understanding Early Childhood Mental Health: A Practical Guide for Professionals / Edition 1

Understanding Early Childhood Mental Health: A Practical Guide for Professionals / Edition 1

by Susan J. Summers
     
 

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ISBN-10: 1598570757

ISBN-13: 9781598570755

Pub. Date: 12/01/2011

Publisher: Brookes, Paul H. Publishing Company

Integrating infant mental health services into early education programs leads to better child outcomes and stronger parent-child relationships-the big question is how to do it appropriately and effectively. Clear answers are in this accessible textbook, created to prepare early childhood professionals and programs to weave best practices in mental health into their

Overview

Integrating infant mental health services into early education programs leads to better child outcomes and stronger parent-child relationships-the big question is how to do it appropriately and effectively. Clear answers are in this accessible textbook, created to prepare early childhood professionals and programs to weave best practices in mental health into their everyday work. Ideal for preservice university courses, in-service professional development, and program administrators, this introductory text combines the authoritative guidance of more than a dozen respected mental health and early childhood experts. Professionals will get a primer on infant mental health, strengthening their knowledge of key issues such as screening and assessment, attachment, emotional dysregulation and aggression, risk and resilience, maternal depression, and children's exposure to trauma. Then they'll get practical, research-based guidance they can use to recognize indicators of mental health problems in very young children, including emotional dysregulation and behavioral and developmental changes promote parents' and caregivers' mental health through direct and indirect supports, including regular mental health screening, community partnerships with mental health providers, and parent education build on child and family strengths and mitigate risk factors such as poverty and violence strengthen parent-child relationships and interactions through play and effective caregiving routines maintain their own mental health, building positive relationships with co-workers and reducing the effects of compassion fatigue and secondary stress participate in reflective supervision to sharpen their ability to think critically and solve problems conduct sound program evaluation that includes the input of families, staff, and the surrounding culture and community work effectively with outside mental health consultants when child and family needs extend

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781598570755
Publisher:
Brookes, Paul H. Publishing Company
Publication date:
12/01/2011
Pages:
296
Sales rank:
761,680
Product dimensions:
6.90(w) x 9.90(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

About the Editors vii

About the Contributors ix

Foreword Hiram E. Fitzgerald xiii

Acknowledgments xvii

Partnerships and Pragmatics: Editor's Introduction Susan Janko Summers 1

I Understanding Infant Mental Health: Development and Relationships Susan Janko Summers 11

1 Understanding Infant Mental Health Deborah Roderick Stark Rachel Chazan-Cohen 13

2 The Challenging Child: Emotional Dysregulation and Aggression Neena M. Malik 25

3 Maternal Depression Linda S. Beeber Rachel Chazan-Cohen 41

4 Finding Family Strengths in the Midst of Adversity: Using Risk and Resilience Models to Promote Mental Health Colleen L Monahan Linda S. Beeber Brenda Jones Harden 59

5 Exposure to Direct and Indirect Trauma Meryl Yoches Susan Janko Summers Linda S. Beeber Brenda Jones Harden Neena M. Malik 79

6 Assessing Young Children's Social and Emotional Development Jane Squires 99

7 Assessing Primary Caregiver Relationships Neil W. Boris Timothy F. Page 125

II Supporting Infant Mental Health: Intervention Strategies and Organizational Supports Susan Janko Summers 141

8 Promoting Infant Mental Health in Early Childhood Programs: Intervening with Parent-Child Dyads Brenda Jones Harden Melissa Duchene 143

9 Intervening with Parents Linda S. Beeber Regina Camiso 159

10 Infant Mental Health Consultation in Early Childhood Classrooms Sherryl Scott Heller Allison B. Boothe Angela Walter Keyes Neena M. Malik 179

11 Reflective Supervision Sherryl Scott Heller 199

12 Meeting the Mental Health Needs of Staff Nicole Denmark Brenda Jones Harden 217

13 Organizational Readiness Jamell White Brenda Jones Harden 227

14 Evaluating Infant Mental Health Programs Susan Janko Summers 241

Index 265

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