Early Years Mental Health Toolkit
Research has shown that early experiences shape the developing brain and provide the foundation for an individual’s mental health and well-being. The social-emotional skills developed in the first six years of a child’s life are linked to their later success in school, work and ability to form healthy relationships. The Early Years Mental Health Toolkit is aimed at building the capacity of providers to support and promote the mental well-being of infants, young children and their families.
If you have questions about the toolkit please contact Allison Corcoran, Supervisor, Infant & Child Development Services, Children’s Services, Halton Region at email@example.com or Karen Hay, Supervisor, Early Years, Health, Halton Region at firstname.lastname@example.org
Social-Emotional Development in the Early Years: A Common Message Paper 2nd ed.
A comprehensive resource that presents: evidence-informed information from various organizations to support the healthy social and emotional development of young children. It highlights key factors that influence this process and provides a list of common messages along with relevant support and information to assist professionals in promoting the well-being of children.
Early Years Mental Health Committee
The Halton Early Years Mental Health Committee (EYMHC) is a cross-sector collaboration of service providers who work with infants/young children and their families. Through this partnership, the committee’s efforts have been focused on ensuring that families are strong and stable, emotionally healthy and equipped to nurture their children so that they are ready to learn and reach their full potential.
Early Years Commuinty Model
The EYMHC, working across the continuum of early years mental health, has developed a number of tools and resources for service providers working with infants and young children 0 to 6 years of age to promote the healthy social-emotional development of young children. More…
Early Years 8 Areas of Focus
The Social-Emotional Development in the Early Years: A Common Message Paper (2nd Ed.) is a comprehensive guide to the eight areas of focus that are critical to healthy social-emotional development.
Early Years Screening and Community Model of Care
The universal screening of infants/young children’s social-emotional development can help improve an infant or young child’s access to services and mental health outcomes and identify factors that might derail healthy social-emotional development.