Module 2: The First Year

Module 2: The First Year

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Learning Objectives

After completing this module, you will be able to:

  • Identify the indicators of healthy social and emotional development as well as potential risk for problems in social and emotional development in young children ages birth to twelve months.
  • Describe practices and approaches to support social and emotional development in young children ages birth to twelve months

In this module, there are four sections divided up by the age ranges of:

  • Section 1. Birth to three months
  • Section 2. Three to six months
  • Section 3. Six to nine months and
  • Section 4. Nine to twelve months

Each section of this module begins with a table listing healthy social and emotional indicators for a particular age range, related to social health and attachment, and emotional health and regulation as well as vignettes to illustrate healthy and at-risk behavior. Following each table is more information related to supporting these healthy behaviors in young children that can be used with parents and caregivers for whom you provide early childhood mental health consultation support.

This product was developed [in part] under grant number 1H79SM082070-01 from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). The views, policies and opinions expressed are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect those of SAMHSA or HHS.