Resource Guide to Trauma-Informed Human Services

The Administration for Children and Families, the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administrations, the Administration for Community Living, the Offices of the Assistant Secretary for Health and the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation at HHS have worked together to develop this Guide to Trauma-Informed Human Services. The guide is intended to provide an introduction to the topic of trauma, a discussion of why understanding and addressing trauma is important for human services programs, and a “road map” to find relevant resources.

White House Report: The Continuing Need To Rethink Discipline

Washington, DC — Today, the White House released a new capstone report with updates about projects launched and local progress made in response to the Administration's Rethink Discipline efforts. Rethink Discipline was launched as part of President Barack Obama's My Brothers' Keeper initiative and aims to support all students and promote a welcome and safe climate in schools. 

21st Century Cures Bill Includes Important Mental Health Grants for Very Young Children

Dec 7, 2016

ZERO TO THREE applauds focus on creating a strong foundation for positive mental health, starting at birth.

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Provisions recommended by ZERO TO THREE to support mental health promotion, intervention and treatment programs for very young children are included in the 21st Century Cures bill, passed by Congress today.

Policy Statement on Media and Young Minds

Infants, toddlers, and preschoolers are now growing up in environments saturated with a variety of traditional and new technologies, which they are adopting at increasing rates. Although there has been much hope for the educational potential of interactive media for young children, accompanied by fears about their overuse during this crucial period of rapid brain development, research in this area still remains limited.

Do Early Educators’ Implicit Biases Regarding Sex and Race Relate to Behavior Expectations and Recommendations of Preschool Expulsions and Suspensions?

Walter S. Gilliam, PhD Angela N. Maupin, PhD Chin R. Reyes, PhD Maria Accavitti, BS Frederick Shic, PhD Yale University Child Study Center // September 28, 2016
Preschool expulsions and the disproportionate expulsion of Black boys have gained attention in recent years, but little has been done to understand the underlying causes behind this issue. This study examined the potential role of preschool educators’ implicit biases as a viable partial explanation behind disparities in preschool expulsions. 

ZERO TO THREE to Help States Tackle Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health Challenges

Aug 24, 2016

Selected states will identify strategies to improve mental health assessment and treatment of very young children.

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WASHINGTON, D.C. — Ten states have been selected to participate in an upcoming ZERO TO THREE Policy Center convening to advance state policy related to infant and early childhood mental health.

Begins in October in MN, Illinios is one of the ten partners.