New Study Points to Early Childhood Mental Health Consultations as an Important Tool for Addressing Challenging Behavior

New America | Juhi Sharma

“Children showed statistically significant improvement in their social and emotional skills after the mental health consultations took place.”

As children are returning to in-person learning, challenging behaviors occurrences may arise due to the transition. The transition calls for developmentally appropriate interventions that will better support early childhood educators and their children. States are considering strategies like early childhood mental health consultation (ECMHC) as alternatives to address challenging behaviors.

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