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Tip Sheets

Infant and Toddler

Definition of Infant Mental Health

Guidelines for Referral: Red Flags

Questions About Kids: Additional resources on a variety of infant/toddler topics for parents and caregivers


Behavioral Analysis

Challenging Behavior and Children's Mental Health


Inviting and Containing Techniques

Positive Behavioral Support Plans

Recognizing and Coping with Signs of Distress in Young Children

Relationship-Based Teaching: Challenges and Benefits

Therapeutic Language

Early Childhood Behavior Tip Sheets

The tip sheets below are available on the Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental and Related Disabilities (LEND) website (see "U of M Lend Fact Sheets" in the right column). Direct links to the tip sheets are provided below.

Additional Tip Sheets

These tip sheets were authored by Kareen Smith while employed as a graduate research assistant on Grant #H029K20171, Special Project to Provide Technical Assistance, Inservice Training, and Site Development for Positive Behavioral Support Strategies for Students with Disabilities, from the U.S. Department of Education, to Scott McConnell, Principal Investigator, Institute on Community Integration, University of Minnesota; Carolyn Elliott, Principal Investigator, Minnesota Department of Children, Families, and Learning; and Kathie Wolff, Project Coordinator, Institute on Community Integration, University of Minnesota.

Positive Behavior Support Tip Sheets and Resources

The St. Paul Public Schools Early Kindergarten and Early Childhood Special Education Programs developed Positive Behavior Support resources (in whole or in part) with a grant from the Minnesota Department of Education, using federal funds, CFDA 84.027A, Special Education - Grants to States. We are pleased to include these resources on our web site.

Healthy Child and Youth Development Tip Sheets
by Martha Farrell Erickson, Ph.D.

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