Halton Early Years Mental Health Toolkit Community Model

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Areas of focus Stakeholders Community Caregivers Workforce Resilience Brain Development & the Environment Brain Development & Stress Positive Caregiving Executive Function & Self-regulation Temperament Attachment Play Promotion Prevention Early Intervention Treatment Intensive Infant / child Well-being Please click on the beating heart

Community

Neighbourhoods where families live, work and play.

Caregivers

Parents and other caregivers in the family or community who provide care and protection to infants/young children.

Workforce

Any service provider who touches the lives of infants/young children, i.e. the librarian, the early childhood educator, the mental health specialist etc.

Resilience

Resilience in infants/young children is fostered through healthy relationships, supportive communities and the prevention of adversity.

Brain Development & Stress

Toxic stress interferes with healthy brain development.

Executive Function & Self-regulation

Executive function and self-regulation are a child’s ‘air traffic’ control systems.

Play

Play is the work of children. Learning happens through play.

Brain Development & the Environment

Nurturing environments help to shape the developing brain.

Attachment

Consistent and responsive caregiving fosters secure attachment in infants/young children and sets the stage for healthy child development.

Positive Caring Relationships

Positive, caring relationships in the early years are the ‘building blocks’ for a child’s social-emotional development.

Temperament

A child’s temperament can change over time.

Promotion

Promotion refers to supports that are universally available to optimize the social emotional well-being of infants, young children and their caregivers.

Prevention/Early Intervention

Primary prevention/intervention refers to interventions that target infants, children or caregivers whose social emotional well-being may be at risk due to the presence of risk factors within the individual, family or the community.

Secondary prevention/early intervention refers to interventions that target infants, children or caregivers exhibiting symptoms of compromised social emotional well-being.

Treatment/Intensive

Treatment refers to interventions that target infants, children and caregivers whose social emotional well-being is compromised, and has negatively impacted the caregiver-child relationship.
INFANT / CHILD WELL BEING
CAREGIVER

Caregivers: parents and other caregivers in the family or community who provide care and protection to infants/young children.

WORKFORCE

Workforce: any service provider who touches the lives of infants/young children, i.e. the librarian, the early childhood educator, the mental health specialist etc.

COMMUNITY

Community: neighbourhoods where families live, work and play.

Primary prevention/intervention refers to interventions that target infants, children or caregivers whose social emotional well-being may be at risk due to the presence of risk factors within the individual, family or the community.

Secondary prevention/early intervention refers to interventions that target infants, children or caregivers exhibiting symptoms of compromised social emotional well-being.

Promotion refers to supports that are universally available to optimize the social emotional well-being of infants, young children and their caregivers.

Treatment refers to interventions that target infants, children and caregivers whose social emotional well-being is compromised, and has negatively impacted the caregiver-child relationship.

Brain Development & the Environment

Brain Development & the Environment
Nurturing environments help to shape the developing brain.

Brain Development & Stress

Brain Development & Stress
Toxic stress interferes with healthy brain development.

Executive Function & Self-regulation

Executive Function & Self-regulation
Executive function and self-regulation are a child's 'air traffic' control systems.

Temperament

Temperament
A child's temperament can change over time.

Resilience

Resilience
Resilience in infants/young children is fostered through healthy relationships, supportive communities and the prevention of adversity.

Positive Caring Relationships

Positive Caring Relationships
Positive, caring relationships in the early years are the 'building blocks' for a child’s social-emotional development.

Attachment

Attachment
Consistent and responsive caregiving fosters secure attachment in infants/young children and sets the stage for healthy child development.

Play

Play
Play is the work of children. Learning happens through play.