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In the News
Burger, Rance, “Nixon: Nearly $1 million for Christian County preschool,” Springfield News Leader, August 12, 2014.
Kuehn, Bridget M. MSJ, “AAP: Toxic Stress Threatens Kids’ Long-Term Health,” The Journal of American Medical Association, August 13, 2014
Sacks, Vanessa, David Murphey, Kristin Moore, “Adverse Childhood Experiences: National and State Level Prevalence,” Child Trends, Published July 2014.
5 Minute Miracle Campaign Materials
Human relationships are the foundation of every child’s early social and emotional development and healthy well-being. Engaging with your child at least five short minutes each day can make a world of difference in their life. 5 Minute Miracle provides fun, age-appropriate activities and messages for children from birth to age eight that help to establish and maintain trusting and caring rela-tionships in both the home and in the community. Create a miracle in your child’s life. The relationships - and the results - will last a lifetime.
These materials are free and available to download and use.
Simple Steps to a Healthy Child Campaign Materials
The journey of a child's early years includes many developmental milestones. The Simple Steps campaign encourages families to take the first step and have their child screened to assess the child's developmental progress. By acting early and by knowing what to look for, parents will know when and where to get help if necessary. It's fast. It's easy. It's fun. And it's important.
Stop and Play Campaign Materials
The Stop and Play Campaign is designed to raise awareness about the social and emotional development in early childhood and the important role parents and caregivers play in fostering positive development. Check out our public awareness materials.
These materials are free and available to download and use. Please email StopandPlay and let us know how you will use these materials.
Children’s Mental Health Week Materials
Children’s Mental Health Week is an effort to raise awareness about the importance of children’s mental health and that positive mental health is essential to a child’s healthy development from birth. Children’s Mental Health Week is the first full week in May. Check out some of our public awareness materials here and for more information visit the DMH Children's Office.
The Raising of America Series
The Raising of America Series is a five-part documentary series that explores the question: Why are so many children in America faring so poorly? What are the consequences for the nation’s future? How might we, as a nation, do better? The series investigates these questions through different lenses: What does science tell us about the enduring importance of early life experiences on the brain and body? What it is like to be a parent today? And what policies and structures help or hinder the raising of healthy, happy and compassionate children? The Signature Hour covers all three of these issues. The four subsequent episodes each dive in for a closer look.