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Assessing the Needs of Infants and Toddlers
Resources to assist professionals in assessing the mental health needs of infants and toddlers.
A Brief Preventive Intervention Assessment System of Practice for Use with Young Children, Birth Through Five Years, and Their Families: User's Manual (PDF - 215 KB)
Project AIMS: Developmental Indicators of Emotional Health (2001)
Presents a system of practice that includes resources for development and field testing, appropriate applications, and limitations. The second part provides a guide for gathering relevant information about families and children, integrating data, providing support and feedback, and intervening with families to begin addressing problems.
Mental Health Assessments for Infants and Toddlers (PDF - 82 KB)
Hill & Solchany
Child Law Practice, 24(9), 2005
Defines mental health in infants and young children, includes information on emotions and relationships, and children's ability to explore the environment and learn.
Mental Health Screening Tool (MHST 0-5): Child 0 to 5 Years (PDF - 52 KB)
California Institute for Mental Health
Provides a screening tool designed to identify children ages 0 to 5 most urgently in need of mental health screening or assessment.