Promoting Optimal Child Development
A discovery grant to determine how to best leverage child-serving primary care practices to reinforce positive socio-emotional behaviors in parents and primary caregivers of very young children.
January 2015 to May 2016
- Who: Experts and leaders in the early childhood mental health field as well as families.
- Funder: The project was funded by the Einhorn Family Charitable Trust and conducted in partnership with Ariadne Labs.
- Our Role: NICHQ conducted an environmental scan of related initiatives, peer-reviewed literature, reports and websites; disseminated a survey to experts engaging in existing interventions within the field; conducted interviews with leaders in the early childhood mental health field; and hosted an expert meeting to identify promising levers for change and potential measures to track improvement in early childhood social and emotional development. The work resulted in a report and webinar of the findings.
Building on Campaigns with Conversations
These on-line modules, with extensive input from over 70 national organizations, are designed to help shift the approaches we have often used in promoting safe sleep and breastfeeding and to pull them together since they are all part of caring for a new baby.
Core Practices, Strategies, and Resources for Supporting Social Emotional Development in Pediatric Care
In this packet, we’re outlining the best strategies to support emotional development for participating practices so that pediatric providers across the country can benefit from their learnings
Fast Facts to Champion Support for Caregiver Depression
This brief provides fact sheets on the key strategies and information influencers need to help more caregivers affected by depression access the supportive services and resources.
Designing Systems to Eliminate the Consequences of Maternal Depression
The following case studies highlight stories of three states that have developed successful systems for screening for maternal depression and providing appropriate follow-up treatment.
Early Childhood Data in Action
Three case studies from communities leveraging data to improve early childhood outcomes. Specifically, readers will uncover how to develop a culture of data collection, build local capacity, and use data to inform critical public policy decisions.
Metrics for Early Childhood Systems: A National Scan
This report provides the results of a national scan of metrics used by early childhood systems and initiatives to assess the well-being of young children and their families. Along with a detailed list of all metrics scanned, the report includes observations and recommendations about the state of early childhood data, an overview of common challenges, and recommendations about the most important opportunities to advance measurement and data use in the field of early childhood development and care.