Addressing Challenging Behaviors and Mental Health Issues in Early Childhood
Now in a fully updated second edition, this essential volume provides research-based strategies to help educators address challenging behaviors in early childhood and elementary years.
Drawing on research and approaches from the fields of neuroscience, child development, child psychiatry, counseling, and applied behavior analysis, this text offers teachers simple strategies to manage behaviors and promote mental health and resilience in young children. Thoroughly updated to reflect new developments in neuroscience, trauma, and physical and mental health, this second edition also features an entirely new chapter on classroom approaches in child mental health, including the interaction of technology with challenging behaviors and mental health issues.
Comprehensive, multidisciplinary, and culturally responsive, this critical resource provides new and experienced educators and coaches with educational and intervention approaches that are appropriate for all children, with and without disabilities.
Table of Contents
Preface 1. Young Children with Challenging Behaviors and Mental Health Issues 2. Early Relationships: The Foundation of Mental Health 3. Traumatic Stress in Childhood: Impacts on Physical, Mental, and Behavioral Health 4. Challenging Behaviors Related to Developmental and Other Disorders in Children 5. Classroom Approaches in Child Mental Health 6. Play Therapy 7. Addressing Maladaptive Behaviors via Positive Behavioral Guidance 8. Recommendations and Techniques for Teachers 9. Issues with Current Discipline Practices in Early Childhood Programs and Schools 10. Parenting, Culture, and Discipline 11. Educators and Families Partnering Together for Children
Mojdeh Bayat is a Professor of Child Development and Early Education at DePaul University, USA. She has a BA in Law and Society from The American University, an MA in Early Childhood Special Education from Northeastern Illinois University, and a PhD in Child Development from Erikson Institute in Chicago.