Health & Behavior Supports

Behavior Supports

Early Childhood Specialists

  • Are you struggling to meet the unique behavioral needs of your child?
  • Would you like help creating a plan to promote success at home, school, or in a community setting?

Contact Early Childhood Services at The Resource Exchange: 719.577.9190

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Child Health Resources

Safe Sleep

Learn more about ensuring your child is sleeping safely by visiting our blog.

Improving Safe Sleep Conversations: Strategies for Helping Families Adopt Safe Sleep Habits (Webinar Recording)
Stacy Scott, PhD, MPA, founder of the Global Infant Safe Sleep Center, leads a series of role playing exercises where she demonstrates tactics to engage families from different backgrounds in meaningful conversations about safe sleep. These actionable skills will benefit all health professionals, human service providers, community health workers, home visitors, peer supporters and family members working to improve infant health outcomes. Speakers include Stacy Scott, PhD, MPA  • Jennifer Ustianov, MS, BSN, RN, IBCLC. Listen to the recording and access other resources on the National Institute for Children’s Health Quality (NICHQ)’s website.

Resources for Strengthening Families

Every family has strengths, and every family faces challenges. When you are under stress—the car breaks down, you or your partner lose a job, a child’s behavior is difficult, or even when the family is experiencing a positive change, such as moving into a new home—sometimes it takes a little extra help to get through the day. The tip sheets below are designed for parents and are based on information from organizations working to promote well-being.

National Alliance on Mental Illness | NAMI

NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness) is the nation’s largest grassroots mental health organization dedicated to improving the lives of persons living with serious mental illness and their families. Founded in 1979, NAMI has become the nation’s voice on mental illness. Click here to learn more about their resources and supports for families.These include events, support groups, classes, and more. Events will be shared on our FamilySPEAK calendar.

Flu Guide for Parents

Influenza (also known as flu) is a contagious respiratory illness caused by influenza viruses that infect the nose, throat and lungs. Flu is different from a cold, and usually comes on suddenly. Each year flu viruses cause millions of illnesses, hundreds of thousands of hospital stays and thousands or tens of thousands of deaths in the United States.
Flu can be very dangerous for children. CDC estimates that between 6,000 and 26,000 children younger than 5 years have been hospitalized each year in the United States because of influenza. Click here to read more.