Now in a fully updated second edition, this essential volume provides research-based strategies to help educators address challenging behaviors in early childhood and elementary years.

Drawing on research and approaches from the fields of neuroscience, child development, child psychiatry, counseling, and applied behavior analysis, this text offers teachers simple strategies to manage behaviors and promote mental health and resilience in young children. Thoroughly updated to reflect new developments in neuroscience, trauma, and physical and mental health, this second edition also features an entirely new chapter on classroom approaches in child mental health, including the interaction of technology with challenging behaviors and mental health issues.

Comprehensive, multidisciplinary, and culturally responsive, this critical resource provides new and experienced educators and coaches with educational and intervention approaches that are appropriate for all children, with and without disabilities.

chapter 2|23 pages

Early Relationships

The Foundation of Mental Health

chapter 3|25 pages

Traumatic Stress in Childhood

Impacts on Physical, Mental, and Behavioral Health

chapter 6|19 pages

Play Therapy

chapter 10|23 pages

Parenting, Culture, and Discipline