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.
Safe Infant Sleep and Breastfeeding Myths and Facts
Pediatricians, family physicians, and other health care providers can use these documents during conversations with families to address myths and facts about safe infant sleep and breastfeeding.
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.