Mental health is just as important as physical health to a child's well-being.

Mental health is just as important as physical health to a child's well-being.

5 Things to Know about Mental Wellness in Early Childhood

Experiences in the early childhood years can shape emotional and mental wellness later in life. Good nutrition, a safe environment, and warm, supportive interactions with parents and caregivers help to lay the foundation for healthy development. Ongoing or cumulative adverse experiences can cause developmental delays and prevent emotional and behavioral wellness. The article from Child Trends outlines important points that caregivers of  young children, which includes any adult who regularly spends time with a child, should be aware of during interactions with young children.

To read the article from Child Trends, click here.

 

Visit our Evidence-Based Practice Directory

KidsMentalHealthInfo.com has an evidence-based practice directory that lists mental health providers trained in popular evidence-based practices available in Connecticut for children and families with behavioral health needs. Evidence-based practices are those supported by research showing that they work for most children.