Evidence-Based Practices in Social Emotional Development

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Evidence-Based Practices in Social-Emotional Development

On this page, you can find evidence-based resources and practices focused on social-emotional development for early intervention professionals.

As a part of Tutorial 7: Recognizing and Addressing Trauma in Infants, Young Children, and their Families, "Module 4," the Center for Early Childhood Mental Health Consultation provides a short list of evidence-based therapeutic interventions for young children and their families affected by trauma. This resource includes “the treatment developer, intended age group, level of evidence, and a brief description of the focus and design of the intervention” and is available here. Detailed fact sheets about each intervention, except for Preschool PTSD Treatment, may also be found here. “Many communities are building their capacity to provide services to young children and their families through these interventions.”

The ICC-Recommended Early Start Personnel Manual (ESPM) describes core knowledge and role-specific competencies needed for early intervention service provision, incorporating current research and evidence in the field of early intervention. To access the ESPM, click here.

This resource is related to the following ESPM knowledge-level competencies:

  • Individualized Family Service Plan Development and Review (IFSP-DR):
    • IFSP-DR6 (EIS): Understands when there is the need for other professionals in specific disciplines to provide services to address IFSP outcomes.
  • Individualized Family Service Plan Development and Review (IFSP-i)
    • IFSP-i3 (EIS): Knows generic and specific evidence-based early intervention strategies to support all areas of development.
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Early Start Online Skill Base Course on Social and Emotional Development

Open Access Course Registration

The Early Start Online Skill Base course on Facilitating Social and Emotional Development is now available in an unfacilitated, open access format... no assignments, no discussion forums, just presentations! To register for the Open Access course, click here.

Facilitated Course Registration

The Early Start Online Skill Base course on Facilitating Social and Emotional Development is also available in the fully facilitated format. If you need a certificate of completion or CEUs, this is the format for you! To register for the traditional Early Start Online format of the course, click here.