Social-Emotional Health

Good social-emotional health is a key component of children's health and healthy development. The early years of life present a unique opportunity to lay the foundation for healthy development. Starting from birth, babies are learning who they are by how they are treated. Young toddlers are starting to develop a sense of self-awareness - that they are separate and independent from others. Loving relationships give young children a sense of comfort, safety, confidence, and encouragement. Resources in this section can be used by early interventionist in relationship-based approaches with families to support good social-emotional health.

  • Childhood Trauma Folder IconChildhood Trauma
    • icon Childhood Trauma: Understanding, Supporting and Preventing
    • This self-paced online module was created by the Military Families Learning Network’s Early Intervention team to explore childhood trauma, disability, and trauma-informed practices in early childhood settings.

      The interactive module includes four units that cover the prevalence and impact of trauma, manifestation of trauma in young children, providing trauma-informed supports, and preventing future trauma.  It is designed to be a high-level overview of the topic and a starting point for professionals working with young children and their families.

      Michigan SCECHs are available for this training.