WHAT DO YOU MEAN BY EARLY CHILDHOOD MENTAL HEALTH NEEDS?

WHAT DO YOU MEAN BY EARLY CHILDHOOD MENTAL HEALTH NEEDS?

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Infant and early childhood mental health refers to the quality of a child’s first and early relationships and the child’s social and emotional development. When we talk about infant/early childhood mental health we mean a child’s ability to:

  • experience warm and responsive relationships with caregivers;
  • create relationships with others;
  • explore and learn;
  • communicate in play; and
  • express and control emotions.
    (From Kids Mental Health Info website)

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  • Dominic DeLeo
    published this page in FAQS 2017-06-26 15:50:29 -0500