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Bright Futures offers a variety of resources for health care and public health professionals, parents, advocates to use in improving and maintaining the health of children and adolescents.

 

Center for Child & Human DevelopmentCenter for Child & Human Development, was established over four decades ago to improve the quality of life for all children and youth, especially those with, or at risk for, special needs and their families.

 

CDC-HarvardCenter for the Developing Child, Harvard University, generates, translates, and applies knowledge in the service of improving life outcomes for children in the United States and throughout the world

 

CDC LogoCenters for Disease Control, Learn the Signs, Act Early Campaign, provides information about social and emotional developmental milestones by age, check-lists and additional resources for professionals and parents.

 

Social and Emotional Foundation Early LearningCenter for Social and Emotional Foundations for Early Learning, focuses on promoting the social and emotional development and school readiness of young children birth to age 5. CSEFEL is a national resource center funded by the Office of Head Start and Child Care Bureau for disseminating research and evidence-based practices for early childhood programs across the county.

First Five RiversideFirst 5 Riverside, the Riverside County Children & Families Commission, is a department of the County of Riverside. The Commission is funded by tobacco taxes generated by Proposition 10 (California Children and Families Act), which passed in November 1998. The act created a system of programs that promote, support, and improve the early development of children from the prenatal stage to five years of age.

First Five CaliforniaFirst 5 California distributes funds to local communities through the state’s 58 individual counties, all of which have created their own local First 5 county commissions. Eighty percent of the annual revenues are allocated to the 58 county commissions, while the remaining 20 percent fund the state’s overall guiding programs and administrative costs. The amount of funding provided to each First 5 county commission is based upon the area’s birth rate. Funds are used to address the local needs of communities statewide.

incredible yearsThe Incredible Years® is a series of interlocking, evidence-based programs for parents, children, and teachers, supported by over 30 years of research. The goal is to prevent and treat young children's behavior problems and promote their social, emotional, and academic competence. The programs are used worldwide in schools and mental health centers, and have been shown to work across cultures and socioeconomic groups.

NCTSNNational Child Traumatic Stress Network was established to improve access to care, treatment, and services for traumatized children and adolescents exposed to traumatic events. This section of NCTSN.org provides information about the Network itself.
 

Parent Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT) is an evidence-based treatment for young children with behavioral problems. The decision to whether PCIT is the most appropriate treatment for you and your child is between you and your mental health professional. PCIT is conducted through "coaching" sessions during which you and your child are in a playroom while the therapist is in an observation room watching you interact with your child through a one-way mirror and/or live video feed. You wear a "bug-in-the-ear" device through which the therapist provides in-the-moment coaching on skills you are learning to manage your child's behavior.

Parents as Teachers provides the information, support and encouragement parents need to help their children develop optimally during the crucial early years of life.

 

Sesame Workshop is the nonprofit is the educational organization behind Sesame Street and much more. Sesame Street toolkits help parents and providers tackle topics like divorce, resilience, incarceration and grief.

 

0 20px 20px 20pxZero to Three is a national non-profit organization that provides parents, professionals, and policymakers the knowledge and know-how to nurture early development.

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