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Social and Emotional Health

According to the Zero to Three learning initiative, "A child's social-emotional development is as important as her brain and physical development. It is her desire to connect with others that motivates her to learn. And her sense of who she is in the world deeply impacts how much and how well she learns, as well as the quality of the relationships she builds with others."

Building Early Emotional Skills in Young Children
Need help taming the terrible twos? Want to reduce some of that parenting stress and decrease behavior problems in your child? Looking to enhance your parenting skills and learn helpful information about early childhood development? Building Early Emotional Skills in Young ChildrenJoin Michigan State University (MSU) Extension’s Building Early Emotional Skills workshops to develop the skills needed to support the social and emotional development of your child. This eight-week class will take place for 90 minutes each week. Participants will receive educational enhancements that will help them apply what they learned in class to real-life situations at home with their children. Interested attendees can participate in two ways: in person or online. In-person classes will take place in Saginaw County, with childcare and meals provided. Online, web-based trainings are available to Michigan residents in communities outside these two areas.
Website: Building Early Emotional Skills in Young Children website.
View the Social Emotional Guide for Families
This guide is a simple guide for families highlighting what social and emotional health is, what it looks like, & simple strategies for promoting children's social and emotional skills, developed by the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services, the Michigan Department of Education, Office of Great Start, and the Early Childhood Investment Corporation.
Website: View the Social Emotional Guide for Families website.
Association for Children
ACMH provides information, support, resources, referral and advocacy for children and youth with mental, emotional, or behavioral disorders and their families.
University of Michigan - Your Child Initiative
Your Child: Development and Behavior Resources is a Website for parents. "We aim to help parents navigate the overwhelming amount of information available on the Internet and provide parents a means to link up with support groups, agencies, organizations, and other tools and resources. Your Child is a resource parents can trust, because University of Michigan experts have evaluated all our information and links."
Michigan Association for Infant Mental Health
MI-AIMH believes that each infant needs to be nurtured and protected by one or more caregiver, most often the parent, who enjoys a permanent and special relationship with the baby. This sustained, primary relationship provides the essential and necessary context within which every human infant learns basic emotional, cognitive and social attitudes that will influence the course of development.
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