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Social Emotional Development


Encouraging healthy social-emotional development of all children is a major goal of early intervention. Here you will find resources to help you as you interact with families and share strategies for positive social-emotional development. Visit the resource landing pad for information about evidence-based practices and topics; online, print, and video resources, and Virginia-specific guidance.

 


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Archived Webinars

Talks on Tuesdays

ABC: All Behavior Communicates! – Practical Strategies to Address Difficult Behavior
VA’s Integrated Training Collaborative
Partnership for People with Disabilities
Presented by Mickey VanDerwerker
During this webinar, participants will learn about several strategies that can help to positively address difficult moments. These strategies are based on the big idea that behavior communicates. Click the link above to visit the 2015 Talks on Tuesdays Archive and scroll down until you find the webinar.


Approaching Families about Early Mental Health Care
VA’s Integrated Training Collaborative
Partnership for People with Disabilities
Presented by Jean S. Odachowski
This presentation explores which children may need interventions directed at specifically enhancing mental health and how to talk to parents about this need without creating fear or anxiety for them. Click the link above to visit the 2016 Talks on Tuesdays Archive and scroll down until you find the webinar.


Ready, Set, Resilience: Understanding and Supporting Infant and Toddler Protective Factors

VA’s Integrated Training Collaborative

Partnership for People with Disabilities

Presented by Mary Mackrain

This webinar provides information about social and emotional health including critical indicators, key research findings, and strategies for caregivers. Click the link above to visit the 2010-2011 Talks on Tuesdays Archive and scroll down until you find the webinar.


The Foundation of the Pyramid: Social Emotional Development within the Context of Nurturing Relationships and Supporting Environments

VA’s Integrated Training Collaborative

Partnership for People with Disabilities

Presented by Rob Corso and Bonnie Grifa

This webinar provides information about social-emotional development in infants and toddlers. Information about VA’s infant mental health certification is also shared. Click the link above to visit the 2012 Talks on Tuesdays Archive and scroll down until you find the webinar.

 

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Articles & Handouts

Promoting Social Emotional Development – Tips and Tools (external website)
Zero to Three
Visit this site for lots of handouts and resources related to building relationships,
addressing feelings, developing cooperation, curiosity, self-control, etc.


Development of Social-Emotional Skills (external website)

Zero to Three

On this page you will find three handouts that can be shared with parents to promote healthy social emotional development for children ages birth to 12 months, 12 to 24 months, and 24 to 36 months.

 

 

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Audio/Video

Promoting Social Emotional Development – Podcasts (external website)
Zero to Three
Zero to Three has produces a variety of podcasts with accompanying resources related to self-control, crying, partnering with caregivers, early experiences, grandparents, parenting history, self-esteem, father’s influence on development, etc.


Temperament: What Makes Your Child Tick? (external website)

Zero to Three

This video is designed to help families understand temperament in infants and toddlers.


Toddler Development – Practice Clips

Desired Results Access Project – Video Library

Visit this video library for clips of toddlers participating in typical routines and activities. These videos were produced for use in professional development activities to provide early interventionists, early childhood educators, and other early care and education practitioners opportunities to practice skills such as observation, documentation, and assessment. You’ll find the following toddler clips in the Practice Clips section of the library:

  • Tania Playing in the Yard (3:33) Tania demonstrates a variety of gross motor, communication, and social skills.
  • Ben at Dinnertime (3:04) Ben demonstrates a variety of social, communication, and mealtime skills.
  • Nicholas at Story Time (2:39) Nicholas demonstrates a variety of fine motor, social, and early literacy skills.
  • Crystal Moving Around (3:26) Crystal demonstrates a variety of movement, social, and communication skills.
  • Max at Mealtime (3:41) Max demonstrates a variety of social, communication, and self-feeding skills.
  • Severina Plays Knock Knock (1:31) Severina demonstrates a variety of social, communication, and fine motor skills.
  • Alec's Morning Routine (3:53) Alec demonstrates a variety of self-help, social, and communication skills.

 

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Online Learning

Foundations for Infant/Toddler Social Emotional Health and Development: Provider Modules (external website)
Rhode Island Association for Infant Mental Health
This course includes 16 computer-based learning modules in three sections:
infant/toddler development, relationships as the context for development, and supporting infant/toddler development through approaches to individualization.


Social Emotional Development of Young Children
VA's Integrated Training Collaborative

Partnership for People with Disabilities at VCU
This module was developed as an introduction to social emotional development, also known as infant mental health, for children birth to age five. Topics include an overview of social emotional development, evidence-basd research including a framework for infant child mental health, and reflections on the impact of past experiences, family, culture on healthy social emotional development.

 

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Websites

Center on the Social and Emotional Foundations for Early Learning (CSEFEL) (external website)

The Center on the Social and Emotional Foundations for Early Learning (CSEFEL) is focused on promoting the social emotional development and school readiness of young children birth to age 5. Visit this website for many resources, such as training modules research syntheses, practical strategies and briefs, videos, and transcripts of topical chat sessions. Many resources are available in English and Spanish.

Highlighted resources include:


Early Childhood Mental Health Virginia (external website)

On this site you will find information about the VA Association for Mental Health, Infant Mental Health Endorsement, trainings and events, publications and other resources.


Technical Assistance Center of Social Emotional Intervention for Young Children (TACSEI) (external website)

The Technical Assistance Center on Social Emotional Intervention for Young Children (TACSEI) takes the research that shows which practices improve the social-emotional outcomes for young children with, or at risk for, delays or disabilities and creates FREE products and resources to help decision-makers caregivers, and service providers apply these best practices in the work they do every day.

Resources include articles, podcasts, videos, handouts, issue briefs, and tools you can use. Most of these free products are available on the website foryou to immediately view, download and use.

 

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Virginia Early Intervention Professional Development Center