[R-0496] S7: Family and Community

Citation: Center on the Social and Emotional Foundations for Early Learning (CSEFEL). (2016). Resources: Research Syntheses. Webpage. Retrieved from: http://csefel.vanderbilt.edu/resources/research.html [or enter CSEFEL research syntheses” in your search window].

Abstract: Three research syntheses are currently found at this site: Infant Mental Health and Early Care and Education Providers, Screening and Assessing Social-Emotional Competence, and Early Childhood Mental Health Consultation. Each brief is about 15 pages in length, is in PDF format, defines key concepts, and presents valuable information on best practices for teaching children who have experienced adverse childhood experiences and/or are demonstrating challenging behaviors.

Integration: The content and skills presented in this website fit well in Child Development; Infants, Toddlers and Twos; Child, Family and Community; Child Guidance; Health, Safety and Nutrition; and Social and Emotional Development.

Content Focus: Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE); Assessment; Challenging Behavior; Child Development; Child, Family and Community; Child Guidance; Early Child Mental Health; Early Development; Health and Development; Health, Safety and Nutrition; Infants, Toddlers and Twos; Mental Health; Mental Health Consultation; Parent Education; Professional Development; Promoting Social Emotional Development; Safe and Nurturing Environments; Screening; Social and Emotional Health; Temperament; Training; Trauma

Notes: Teachers and their assistants in early intervention and early childhood settings play an important role in maximizing the effectiveness of consultation services as often they are the ones identifying consultation needs and implementing the consultant’s classroom recommendations. The extent to which they engage the consultant and follow through with consultant recommendations effects the positive outcomes of the children with whom they work. When these research syntheses are assigned, it would be helpful to give early childhood scholars opportunities to discuss how they can establish good working relationships with mental health consultants as they are teaching in early intervention or early childhood inclusive settings.