Family Connections: Helping Early Head Start/Head Start Staff and Parents Address Mental Health Challenges

Source: William R. Beardslee, Mary Watson Avery, Catherine Ayoub, and Caroline L. Watts, Zero to Three, Vol. 29 no. 6, July 2009
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Early Head Start/Head Start teachers and staff encounter parents who have wrestled with depression and other adversities every day. This article describes an innovative program of trainings for and consultation to Early Head Start/Head Start staff to help them effectively deal with mental heath challenges faced by parents and children. The program is strength-based and has been used successfully in nine centers in the Boston area.

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