Executive Summary

Early Childhood Mental Health is the social/emotional well being of children aged birth to six years, and promotes the capacity to:

  • experience, manage and express emotions;
  • develop and sustain stable relationships with others (adults and peers);
  • safely explore the environment and learn;
  • demonstrate developmentally appropriate behavior.

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Extension Grant: Mental Health Services for New Hampshire’s Young Children and Their Families: Planning to Improve Access and Outcomes, Final Report

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The Goal of the Extension Grant Further disseminate the findings and recommendations of the project, Mental Health Services for New Hampshire’s Young Children and Their Families: Planning to Improve Access and Outcomes, and to make additional copies of the report available.

The Plan Hold 4 community forums in the outlying areas of the state, north east west and south, summarize report results and recommendations, provide information regarding the impact of the report and to engage participants in an exercise that would assist with the prioritization of recommendations.

The Results In addition to the planned four community forums, a fifth small group forum was held in Concord, at the request of the Concord Children’s Initiative. Also, information and copies of the report were made available at the Endowment for Health Annual Meeting. The Claremont meeting was held in partnership with Good Beginnings of Sullivan County, which served the purpose of providing that group with a format to share the results of their own work, a similar project addressing the needs of children birth through 18, while allowing us to reach a wider audience.

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