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Supporting Documents & External Links

Supporting Documents

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Early Childhood Mental Health in Nebraska

Circle of Security™

An 8-week relationship-based parenting group that focuses on building and maintaining strong attachment. For more information on COSP or to view facilitators or upcoming classes go to our Nebraska website.

Visit Nebraska Circle of Security.

Nebraska Resource Project for the Vulnerable Young Child

Providing support, training, and resources to improve the well-being of maltreated young children. They house information regarding Child Parent-Psychotherapy and Parent Child Interaction Therapy providers in Nebraska. They also have additional information on early childhood mental health in Nebraska.

Parents Interacting With Infants (PIWI)

Parents Interacting With Infants (PIWI) is an evidenced based set of practices based on beliefs (a “philosophy”) about families, children, and helping relationships. The objectives of PIWI are to increase confidence, competence and positive relationships for parents and children ages 0-2. It does so by keeping the parent-child relationship at the center and by supporting responsive, respectful parent-child interactions.

Learn more about PIWI.

Other Nebraska Mental Health Resources

Behavioral Health Education Center of Nebraska (BHECN)

To enhance the behavioral health of the people of Nebraska by improving the numbers, accessibility and competence of the Nebraska Behavioral Health Workforce through the collaboration of academic institutions, providers, governmental agencies and the community.

Visit BHECN.

Rooted in Relationships

Supporting Children’s Social-Emotional Development across Nebraska

Visit Rooted in Relationships.

Answers4Families

Finding Answers Together When there is someone in your family with special needs, you may find yourself looking for answers. Answers4Families.org is Nebraska’s support and information connection for families and professionals seeking assistance.

Visit Answers4Families.

National Resources

Kids Health

This site has a section on “Emotions and Behaviors” and parent handouts.

Visit Kid's Health.

Challenging Behavior - National Pyramid Website

Helpful tools to use in the classroom, such as samples of “Social Stories,” and picture cards that you can print. Positive Behavior Support (philosophy/information).

Learn more about Challenging Behaviors.

Mental Health America

This site covers mental health information from childhood-adults.

Visit Mental Health America.

Zero To Three

This organization has the most current/research based information on child development, great articles and handouts for professionals and parents.

Visit Zero to Three.

Early Childhood Learning & Knowledge Center

A service from the National Office of Head Start; provides EHS and HS information as well as good information about Early Childhood Mental Health.

Visit the Early Childhood Learning & Knowledge Center.

Center on the Social-Emotional Foundations for Early Learning

Helpful tools to use in the classroom, such as samples of “Social Stories,” and picture cards that you can print. Positive Behavior Support (philosophy/information).

Visit the Center on the Social-Emotional Foundations for Early Learning.

Additional Social Emotional Resources

Additional Social Emotional Resources

Dr Becky Baily: “I Love You Rituals” & S.T.A.R.

Helpful tools to use in the classroom, such as samples of “Social Stories” and picture cards that you can print. Positive Behavior Support (philosophy/information).

Learn more about Conscious Discipline.

Committee for Children

Second Step - Social Skills curriculum

Visit Committee for Children.

Parenting Counts

Great research-based site developed by Talaris Institute to support parents/caregivers.

Visit Parenting Counts.

Center for Early Childhood Mental Health Consultation

This site provides practical tools to help families build positive relationships with their children. Excellent site!

Visit the Center for Early Childhood Mental Health Consultation.