The NTTAC Infant & Early Childhood Transformation Team brings 5 Things to know about infant and early childhood mental health in the time of COVID-19. Topics include trauma, stress, nurturing, and supporting children with loss and grief.
ACEs & Trauma
Violence impacts our youth at home, in the community, and on campus. This Issue Brief homes in on the evidence-based practices, programs, and policies that ensure students are safe at school. It explores both interpersonal violence and structural violence, and describes the ecological systems framework to address them.
This Impact Brief provides an overview of how the State of Tennessee reframed the language of early childhood development to increase awareness of the long-term impact of early adversity and secure additional funding for much needed services, supports, and training.
This brief guide provides an overview of child welfare, describes how behavioral and mental health professionals and child welfare workers can support each other, and offers additional information resources. Working together, behavioral and mental health practitioners and child welfare workers can make sure that children, youth, and families receive appropriate services that promote healthy functioning and well-being.
The five protective factors at the foundation of Strengthening Families are characteristics that have been shown to make positive outcomes more likely for young children and their families, and to reduce the likelihood of child abuse and neglect. Learn more about the research-based Protective Factors Framework below.