Promotional Tool Kit

Information and Research
Developing Cultural Competency (Presentation handout from the Georgetown Conference call series on the Social Emotional Development of Young Children 12/17/03) - Critical quotes from articles in Zero to Three, May 2003, Sandy B. DeCosta, Chesapeake College

Including Children with Challenging Behaviors in Child Care Settings(pdf) - Report on intensive case studies of model programs, April. 2002. Eileen M. Brennan, Elizabeth H. Caplan, Shane Ama, Research and Training Center on Family Support and Children’s Mental Health. Portland State University

Opening Doors to Inclusion on Child Care Centers (pdf) - Report on the investigation of programs and strategies that result in improved access for families of children with emotional or behavioral disorders to child care that is: Inclusive, family centered, culturally appropriate and high quality, March 2003. Jennifer R. Bradley, Eileen M. Brennan, Natalie Cawood. Research and TrainingCenter on Family Support and Children’s Mental Health. PortlandStateUniversity

New Monograph: Setting the pace: Model inclusive child care centers serving families of children with emotional or behavioral challenges (pdf) - Executive Summary. Full report at: Eileen Brennan, Jennifer Bradley, Shane Ama, and Natalie Cawood

“Early Childhood Mental Health: What Is It All About?”( word.doc) - This paper provides a definition, and discusses three components of ECMH. Cindy Oser, R.N. M.S. National Early Childhood Technical Assistance System at ZERO TO THREE 

Infants, Children and Families -  ICDL official DIRFloortimeTraining Site

Toward an Interpersonal Neurobiology of the Developing Mind: Attachment Relationships, “Mindsight,” and Neural Integration
Daniel J. Siegal M.D UCLA School of Medicine. Infant Mental Health Journal, Vol 22(1-2), 67-94 (2001)

National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities

Zero to Three: Brain Wonders - This site describes how the brain develops within the context of relationships, from conception through three years of age. Developed especially for parents, caregivers and pediatric and family clinicians.

Improving Maternal and Infant Mental Health: Focus on Maternal Depression - This paper discusses the impact of maternal depression on the social and emotional health of young children and recommends specific steps that early childhood program and public health administrators can take to address the unmet mental health needs of mothers. These steps ultimately promote the social and emotional health, school readiness, and future functioning of very young children. This paper was produced by the National Center for Infant and Early Childhood Health Policy at UCLA, in collaboration with ZERO TO THREE. The report is available at: 

Resource information compiled following the Dialogue on Grief and Loss

Power Points

Brain Wonders. Early Learning and the Brain (Power Point) - Excellent basic description of early brain development and the implications for early experiences and early intervention. From the Georgetown Conference call series on the Social Emotional Development of Young Children. Sharon Greenip, Zero to Three.

Caring For Babies and Toddlers. Supporting Families and Caregivers (Power Point) - Basic overview of health and development, risk factors and resources. Better Baby Care – A partnership project of Zero to Three

Early Brain Development: Implications for Social Emotional Development (Power Point) - research information and the importance of the infant caregiver relationships. From the Georgetown Conference call series on the Social Emotional Development of Young Children. Betty Rintoul, Ph.D.Encouraging Connections

Infant Mental Health: The First 12 Months (Power Point) - Basic information on infant mental health Angela M. Tomlin, Ph.D., HSPP Riley Child Development Center IU School of Medicine

The Incredible Years (Slide Presentation) link to: A research-based, proven effective programs for reducing children's aggression and behavior problems and increasing social competence at home and at school.

Power Point handouts from the UAIMH September 2006 Conference  

Cultural & Transcultural Issues in Perinatal & Infant Mental Health

Copy of Latino Children
Healthy Immigrant
Transcultural Midwest

Sleep and it's Disturbances in Infancy

Physiology of Sleep
Classification of Sleep Disorders
Epidemiology of Sleep
Hypersomnolence in Children
Obstructive Sleep Apnea
Parasomnias in Children
Restless Leg Syndrome in Children

Screening and Assessment

Power Points:

Ages & Stages Questionnaires: Social-Emotional-A New Tool for Identifying Social-Emotional Difficulties in Young Children (Power Point) - An guide to screening and assessment including an explanation of how to use the Ages and Stages Social Emotional tool. From the Georgetown Conference call series on the Social Emotional Development of Young Children. Jane Squires, University of Oregon

Missed Opportunities: Detecting Emotional and Behavioral Problems in Infancy (Power Point) - Excellent suggestions for detecting emotional and behavioral problems whilst interacting with parents in a variety of settings including primary health care. M. Maldonado. M.D.

Postpartum Depression: Beyond the Blues (Power Point) - An in-depth look at Postpartum depression with suggestions for screening. Debby Carapezza, R.N., M..S.N. Nurse Consultant, Reproductive Health Program Utah Department of Health

Promotion Materials to Download

Supporting Social Emotion Development (pdf ) - Fact Sheet information for childcare and health care settings. Adapted from U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services. Publication CA-0037, 1999 Florida

New Edition of the Bright Futures Guidelines Now Available
Source: American Academy of Pediatrics - Retrieved May 27, 2008

The 3rd edition of Bright Futures Guidelines for Health Supervision of Infants, Children, and Adolescents (2008), published by the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) with funding from the Maternal and Child Health Bureau (MCHB), is now available. These guidelines provide comprehensive information for health care providers on developmental surveillance and milestones, physical exams, screening procedures, and immunization recommendations.

PDF's of each chapter can be downloaded at To view videos in which experts share their perspectives about the Bright Futures Guidelines go to the Multimedia Gallery at

Handouts for Parents:

Your Child’s Development (word doc) – Chart on typical developmental milestones from 1 month to 3years of age:

(1a) 1-2 months (1b) 3-4 months (1c) 6 months (1d) 9 months (1e) 12 months (1f) 18 months (1g) 2-3years or link to:

A timelines for typical development - This timeline provides an overview of typical development . - Link to

Healthy Minds - Age-specific information summarizes key findings from a report by the National Academy of Sciences that examines the research on brain development to establish what is known about the early years. Suggestions are offered on how parents might be able to use these key findings to nurture their child’s development. Zero to Three and the American Academy of Pediatrics.

(SE) Healthy Minds: Nurturing Your Child’s Development (SE 1a) Healthy Minds 0-2months .pdf (SE 1b) Healthy Minds 2-6months .pdf (SE 1c) Healthy Minds 6-9months .pdf (SE 1d) Healthy Minds 9-12months .pdf ( SE 1e) Healthy Minds 12-18months .pdf (SE 1f) Healthy Minds 18-24months .pdf (SE 1g) Healthy Minds 24-36months.pdf or link to: