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Document Number: 9812

Social-emotional Development in Early Childhood: What Every Policymaker Should Know - This brief suggests that young children are more at risk for mental health disorders when they are poor. The authors document failures in health, child welfare and early childhood systems to provide adequate treatment and screening services for young children and their parents. The conclusion of the brief includes recommendations for policy makers and a list of evidence-based prevention, screening and intervention strategies. (National Center of Children in Poverty, August 2009)...

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