NCAPM 2022 Webinar

National Child Abuse Prevention Month (NCAPM) 2022 Webinar

Healthy Social-Emotional Development in Early Childhood: A Cornerstone of Primary Prevention

Webinar Transcript

JULIE FLISS, Children's Bureau, ACF
BERNADINE FUTRELL, Office of Head Start, ACF
WALTER GILLIAM, Yale's Edward Zigler Center in Child Development and Social Policy
KATIE HAMM, Office of Early Childhood Development, ACF
LETTIE HICKS, Community Organizing and Family Issues (COFI)
MELANIE MARTIN, Maryland Family Network
DEBBIE MAYS, Bright Beginnings Preschool
AYSHA E. SCHOMBURG, Children's Bureau, ACF
ELAINE VOCES STEDT, Children's Bureau, ACF

Early childhood experiences can strengthen or disrupt a child's social, emotional, and mental well-being. Thus, it is important to establish sound emotional and mental health early in life for children to have a strong foundation that supports them in all other aspects of their development. The NCAPM 2022 live event reinforced the Administration's commitment to fostering healthy well-being during the critical infant, toddler, and pre-school years as a proactive, prevention approach that promotes positive long-term outcomes for children and their caregivers.