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Search Results: MCH Organizations

This list of organizations is drawn from the MCH Organizations Database. Contact information is the most recent known to the MCH Digital Library.

Displaying records 1 through 4 (4 total).

American Academy of Pediatrics, Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics

Annotation: The American Academy of Pediatrics, Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics (AAP SODBP), founded in 1960, works to optimize the relationship between primary care and subspecialists, provide education and disseminate strategies to support quality clinical practice, and advocate on behalf of children and providers. The website provides information about educational activities and a toolbox of resources and tools to help physicians advocate for children at the federal, state, or local practice level; screen and assess developmental and behavioral concerns; and support developmental and behavioral services and policies related to developmental and behavioral pediatrics. Additional contents include the Learning Disabilities Navigator, a comprehensive resource guide for learning difficulties and disabilities.

Keywords: Advocacy, Behavior development, Child development, Continuing education, Developmental screening, Emotional development, Pediatric care, Resources for professionals

FPG Child Development Institute

Annotation: The FPG Child Deveopment Institute's mission is to cultivate and share the knowledge necessary to enhance child development and family well being. Through a variety of grants and contracts, the institute conducts research and provides outreach services. Most of the institute’s work addresses young children ages birth to 8 years, with a special focus on children who experience biological or environmental factors that challenge early development and learning. The institute was founded in 1966 and is named for Dr. Frank Porter Graham and was formerly known as the Frank Porter Graham Child Development Center.

Keywords: Early childhood education, Child development, Cognitive development, Emotional development, Psychosocial development, Young children

Reginald S. Lourie Center for Infants and Young Children

Annotation: The Reginald S. Lourie Center for Infants and Young Children is a private nonprofit agency that specializes in the early assessment, treatment, and prevention of emotional and developmental problems in children ages 0–8 years. The center helps children to achieve a healthy emotional start in life through early intervention programs, referrals, consultation, research, and training. The center sponsors conferences and training seminars.

Keywords: Early intervention, Assessment, Child development, Emotional development, Infants, Mental health, Screening

Technical Assistance Center on Social Emotional Intervention for Young Children (TACSEI)

Annotation: The Technical Assistance Center on Social Emotional Intervention for Young Children (TACSEI) takes the research that shows which practices improve the social-emotional outcomes for young children with, or at risk for, delays or disabilities and creates products and resources to help decision-makers, caregivers, and service providers apply these best practices in the work they do every day. Resources available on the website include articles, papers, workshops, presentations, videos, and other materials and tools. The site also provides information on individualized interventions, systems and procedures, and the pyramid model for supporting social emotional competence in infants and young children. TACSEI is a five-year grant made possible by the U.S. Department of Education.

Keywords: Psychosocial development, Affective disorders, Emotional development, Mental health, Resource centers, Technical assistance centers, Young children


This project is supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) under grant number U02MC31613, MCH Advanced Education Policy, $3.5 M. This information or content and conclusions are those of the author and should not be construed as the official position or policy of, nor should any endorsements be inferred by HRSA, HHS or the U.S. Government.