Early Childhood Mental Health Consultation available in La Plata, Archuleta, and San Juan counties provided by our Early Childhood Mental Health Specialists, Mary Gilden and Sarah Kahn. Both provide child care site consultations (training and feedback to teachers, directors and staff on topics such as: how to talk to parents about difficult behaviors, typical and frustrating behaviors of toddlers, and self-care); as well as specific child consultation (child is observed in school and/or home setting and specialist will work with parents and staff to recommend the best next steps). Contact information: Early Childhood Council of La Plata 970-247-0760; email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org
Colorado Center for Social Emotional Competence and Inclusion (The Pyramid Plus Center) – Evidence based practices for promoting social emotional competence and addressing challenging behavior.
Center on the Social Emotional Foundations for Early Learning (CSEFEL) – Focused on promoting the social emotional development and school readiness of young children birth to age five. http://csefel.vanderbilt.edu
Technical Assistance Center on Social Emotional Intervention for Young Children (TACSEI) – Resources that have been compiled specifically with the needs of families in mind for addressing challenging behaviors. http://challengingbehavior.fmhi.usf.edu/communities/families.htm
Head Start Center for Inclusion – Provides tips for addressing challenging behavior that most parents deal with from time to time with their children such as: making transitions, following directions, and more. http://depts.washington.edu/hscenter/challenging
Zero to Three – National non-profit Center for Infants, Toddlers, and Families resources to help parents and professionals better understand and respond to some of the most common and typical challenges that crop up in children’s early years. http://www.zerotothree.org/child-development/challenging-behavior/
Incredible Years – An early childhood emotional and social health program designed to increase a child’s success at school and at home by promoting positive parent, teacher, and child relationships. Contact local program consultant Jen Gosney at 970-759-6461 for local parenting classes and DINO school implementation sites.