Links, resources and tips

For early childhood workers…


Helping To Piece The Puzzle Together

Useful suggestions for workers in the early childhood area who are supporting children and families where a parent has a mental illness. Download online or order hard copy for postage.

Zero To Three

Tips on nurturing a child’s social-emotional development

Early Head Start

What does Infant Mental Health (IMH) mean? And, how do EHS programs implement quality IMH services? Tip Sheet No. 22


Social and emotional learning Factsheet

Grief and Loss

A useful article on how children grieve and understand grief and loss.

Calmer Classrooms: A guide to working with traumatised children

Calmer Classrooms assists kindergarten, primary and secondary teachers, and other school to understand and work with children and young people whose lives have been affected by trauma.  Calmer Classrooms particularly addresses the needs of children who have been traumatised by abuse and neglect.

KidsMatter’s Early Childhood

Comprehensive information for early childhood education and care settings about promoting children’s mental health, social and emotional learning, working with families and supporting children with mental health difficulties.

KidsMatter’s free online training

Connecting with families: Conversations that make a difference is an online courses developed by KidsMatter to support early childhood educators and teachers in their work with families.

Dealing with a crisis

An article instructing on crisis: how children react and how to help them.

Reducing Maternal Depression and Its Impact on Young Children; Toward a Responsive Early Childhood Policy Framework – ( Policy)

Read the report: (2008) J Knitzer,  S Theberge, K Johnson. National Centre for Children in Poverty, Columbia University, New York.
Defining depression through a parenting lens.

Newsletter snippets

These pre-prepared snippets of information are useful for inclusion in early childhood newsletters or notices.

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