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Addressing Challenging Behaviors and Mental Health Issues in Early Childhood

Addressing Challenging Behaviors

Author(s): Mojdeh Bayat

Year published: 2014

Publisher: CEC

Number of pages: 230

Product Number: P6170

ISBN Number: 978-1-138-01291-2

Member Price: $22.95

Non-Member Price: $22.95




A CEC-Routledge co-publication, Addressing Challenging Behaviors and Mental Health Issues in Early Childhood focuses on research-based strategies to address challenging behaviors of children during early childhood and elementary school years. Utilizing research from the fields of neuroscience, child development, child psychiatry, counselling and applied behavior analysis, the author suggests simple strategies for teachers to manage behaviors and promote mental health and resilience in children with challenging behaviors. Addressing Challenging Behaviors and Mental Health Issues in Early Childhood provides a framework for best practices which are empirically based and have been successfully utilized in the classroom. This comprehensive, multidisciplinary resource discusses curricular approaches, family engagement, and child growth and development.

  • Chapter 1: Children with Challenging Behaviors and Their Early Education
  • Chapter 2: Early Relationships: Foundations of Early Childhood Mental Health
  • Chapter 3: Childhood Trauma and Its Influences on Physical, Mental and Behavioral Health
  • Chapter 4: Challenging Behaviors Related to Developmental and Other Disorders in Children
  • Chapter 5: Prevention: Curricular Approaches That Promote Social-Emotional Competence and Appropriate Behaviors in Children
  • Chapter 6: Play Therapy: An Intervention for Addressing Challenging Behaviors and Mental Health Issues in Children
  • Chapter 7: Addressing Challenging Behaviors via Positive Behavior Support (PBS)
  • Chapter 8: Current Discipline Practices in Early Childhood Programs and Schools: Issues, Problems, and Alternatives
  • Chapter 9: Best Practices: Practical Strategies for Addressing Challenging Behaviors of Children
  • Chapter 10: Parenting, Culture, and Discipline 
  • Chapter 11: Educators and Families Partnering Together for Children

Mojdeh Bayat is Associate Professor of 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.


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