Healthy Minds for the Future 

Healthy Minds for the Future supports healthy attachment, self-control, and initiative. Healthy Minds for the Future is a promising practice for developing healthy, resilient families. The practice has found that when parents/families are well-versed in the nuances of child development in multiple domains, they will be more attuned to childrenā€™s needs and more likely to be involved in and promote positive growth. The program provides vital support for children, teachers, and families. Providing a positive social and emotional environment for all young children through programming that spans a continuum of mental health services and supports. 

 
 
Photo by Jeffrey Pomranka

Photo by Jeffrey Pomranka

Promotion 

The development of educators and families to understand and promote healthy emotional and social development.  

Benefits at UCCC include: 

  1. Home Visits 
  2. Screening and Assessments 
  3. Monthly Family Education Events
  4. Parent-Educator Conferences  
 
Photo by Jeffrey Pomranka

Photo by Jeffrey Pomranka

Prevention

Prevention activities for children at risk for impaired social and emotional development, and their families and educators. Factors that predict mental health problems can be identified during the early years of childhood. Early detection and intervention strategies for mental health issues improve children's resilience and ability to succeed in life.  

Benefits at UCCC Include: 

  1. Consultation and coaching for families
  2. Two Center Support Specialists 
  3. St. Louis Psychoanalytic Institute analysts visit classrooms on a regular basis and consult with the teachers about the children in their care
 
Photo by Jeffrey Pomranka

Photo by Jeffrey Pomranka

Intervention

Intervention activities for children exhibiting challenging behaviors, and their families and educators. Factors that predict mental health problems can be identified during the early years of childhood. Early detection and intervention strategies for mental health issues improve children's resilience and ability to succeed in life.  

Benefits at UCCC Include: 

  1. Individualized support plans
  2. Targeted interventions at home and in the classroom
  3. Coaching 
  4. Referrals and collaboration with mental health providers for mental health services as needed