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.

Article on What Works for Reducing Problem Behaviors in Early Childhood

This publication from Child Trends contains experimental evaluations of early childhood programs, and their impacts on problem behaviors in young children. Problem behaviors, which can be internalizing or externalizing, can translate into poor outcomes such as depression, delinquency, criminal behavior, and aggression in adolescence and adulthood. Therefore, early childhood programs that have a positive impact on these behaviors are important in order to reduce the behaviors before they escalate and cause problems later in life.

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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.