Family Connections: A Preventive and System-Wide Training Guide and Mental Health Consultation Model


Family Connections is a preventive, system-wide mental health consultation and training approach to strengthen the capacity of early learning teachers and administrators. Although these resources were designed specifically for Head Start programs, all early learning educators and administrators will benefit from using these principles, resources, and tools. You’ll find resources geared towards helping families dealing with parental depression and other adversities, tools to work with children in classrooms and in the home, and strategies for positive engagement of and communications with families working through these types of challenges.

Career Pathway: 

PD System Leaders

Coursework Educational Level: 

Continuing Education

Coursework Type of Credit: 


Credit Notes: 

Continuing education credits for on-site training institutes

Course Developer: 

Boston Children's Hospital

Coursework Delivery Mode: 

Face to Face

Coursework Audiences: 

Early Childhood Mental Health Professionals
Education Coordinators

Learning Platform: 

Face-to-face training in small to large groups

Equipment Needed: 

Program Training Materials

Course Fee: 



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