The Family Center/La Familia is a stronger promoter of supporting the whole child, the whole family, and the whole community. This means our organization goes beyond education in a classroom for young children to look at the whole picture, including childhood social emotional development and mental health.
Mental Health Colorado explains that early childhood mental health “encompass social, emotional, and behavioral health, lays the foundation for children to be able to:
- Make friends
- Show empathy
- Respond to stress
- Take care of others
- Resolve conflicts”
Check out their complete mental health toolkit for more ways to support.
Early experiences for a child can have long term impacts, this is why a child’s environment from the family unit to the community system should be supportive for a child. Check out this video about how early experience impacts a child’s life.
We also know that reaching out for help on a sensitive topic like mental health can feel challenging. We acknowledge and want to continue talking about mental health to promote access to support. The Colorado Department of Early Childhood and Healthy Child Care Colorado both provide resources for consultation services for families.
We are grateful of our supporters who continue to help us grow our ability to support the children, families, and our community and focus on critical concerns like a child’s social emotional development. Monthly donation is the most sustainable way for donation, please learn more about the impact your donation can make.