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Discussing Infant Mental Health and School Readiness with Funders and Policymakers

Jun 28, 2016

These tips provide some suggestions on how to discuss school readiness and the social/emotional development of very young children with external audiences like funders and policy-makers.

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Infant mental health may be described as a continuum, ranging from social/emotional wellness—an ability to form satisfying relationships with others, to play, communicate, learn, and experience the full spectrum of human emotions—to the disorders of very early childhood. Infant mental health develops in the context of family, community, and cultural expectations for very young children.

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