Feelings / Los Sentimientos

Feelings / Los Sentimientos

Mental health is a key component in a child's healthy development; children need to be healthy in order to learn, grow, and lead productive lives. In conjunction with National Children's Mental Health Awareness Day (May 6, 2010), NM Project LAUNCH produced a book for Pre-K and Head Start children about feelings.

Attachments:
Download this file (FeelingsBook.pdf)Feelings[Feelings - English]1895 kB
Download this file (LosSentimientos.pdf)Los Sentimientos[Feelings - Spanish]1573 kB

Change the First Five Years

Change the First Five Years and You Change Everything

By linking with public/private partners and other early childhood collaborative efforts, the First Five Years Fund video "Change the First Five Years and You Change Everything" was edited to be specific for a New Mexico audience. The DVD emphasizes the importance of investing in early childhood development to positively affect the health and well-being of children. To view the video go to

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5X2WsAZSp9A

Environmental Scan

2009 New Mexico State Environmental Scan

 

An environmental scan focused on services and programs serving the population from birth to age eight was created in early 2009. The emphasis was placed on agencies and programs in public as well as the private sector whose work relates to the objectives and performance measures of Project LAUNCH.

 

Methods used in this scan included:

  • Identification of Key Informants
  • Interview with Key Informants
  • Document Review

The information collected has been categorized into the following six categoires:

  1. Early Care and Education
  2. Health (Primary and Other)
  3. Mental Health and Social and Emotional Health
  4. Parent Engagement
  5. Out of School Time
  6. Systems Development

 

Attachments:
Download this file (ProjectLAUNCH.NewMexicoState.EnvironmentalScan.29may09.pdf)ProjectLAUNCH.NewMexicoState.EnvironmentalScan.29may09.pdf[NM LAUNCH Environmental Scan]539 kB

EC Strategic Plan

2009-2012 New Mexico Early Childhood Comprehensive State Systems Strategic Plan

Visions and Goals  

Since the award of the Early Childhood Comprehensive Systems (ECCS) grant, a representative group of early childhood stakeholders and multi-agency state personnel in New Mexico have been working toward creating a comprehensive Early Childhood Strategic Plan. In the spring of 2009 the plan was presented to the New Mexico Cabinet Secretaries of the Departments of Health; Children, Youth and Families; Public Education; and Human Services for their consideration of endorsement. Broad in its vision and goals, the plan allows for each Department to select the goals that are appropriate for individual programs and create objectives and strategies to carry out the goal, remain consistent with the plan, and ultimately reach an integrated vision for Health, Development, Early Learning, Investment, Public Engagement, Family Friendly Communities and Services, and Family Engagement for New Mexico’s children.

The 2009-2012 New Mexico Early Childhood Comprehensive State Systems Strategic Plan, Visions and Goals was endorsed by the NM Health and Human Services Cabient Secretaries.

ECCS New Mexico State Plan

New Mexico Early Childhood Comprehensive Systems (ECCS) State Plan

Attachments:
Download this file (2009-2012 NM.ECCS.StatePlan.pdf)ECCS State Plan[ ]356 kB

Developmental Delays in Homeless Children

Developmental Delays in Homeless Children

June 3, 2010 Envision NM Telehealth presentation by

Sherri L. Alderman, MD, MPH, IMH-E

Attached is the presentation by Dr. Sherri Alderman, Developmental Pediatrician, Pediatric Development & Rehabilitation, The Children's Hospital at Legacy Emanuel, Portland, Oregon.

Attachments:
Download this file (DDinHomeless_Envision_06_03_10.pdf)Developmental Delays in Homeless Children[Alderman PowerPoint presentation]550 kB

Children's Cabinet Report Card and Budget

For the 2012 New Mexico Children's Cabinet Report Card and Budget, go to http://childrenscabinetnm.org/

Attachments:
Download this file (2007 -New_Mexico_Budget_Report.pdf)2007 Report[2007 Children's Cabinet Children's Budget Report]3722 kB
Download this file (2007_New_Mexico_Report_Card.pdf)2007 Report[2007 Children's Cabinet Children's Report Card]5493 kB
Download this file (2008NMChildrensReportCard.pdf)2008 Report[2008 Children's Cabinet Report Card]5868 kB
Download this file (2009Report.pdf)2009 Report[2009 Children's Cabinet Children's Report Card and Budget Report]2989 kB
Download this file (2011_NMCC.pdf)2011 Report[2011 Children's Cabinet Children's Report Card and Budget Report]5503 kB
Download this file (NMCC-FINAL2010ReportCard&Budget.pdf)2010 Report[2010 Children's Cabinet Children's Report Card and Budget Report]1596 kB

Developmental Screening Report

A critical component of children's readiness for school is ensuring that they achieve optimal development prior to entering kindergarten. Developmental screenings are a key strategy for early identification and treatment of developmental delays related to cognitive, communicative, physical, behavior or social-emotional development.

A new tool was developed in 2009, Developmental Screening Record, Other Routine Screening & Immunization Reocrd. These booklets allow families to recognize when it is time for a child to have a developmental screen, encourage providers to screen the child using a standardized tool, and then acquire the needed referrals for the child with developmental concerns. For copies of the Developmental Screening Record booklets printed in both English and Spanish, contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Home Visitation Report

 
Attachments:
Download this file (7-13-08New Mexico HV ReportFINAL.pdf)Report of New Mexico Home Visitation Task Force[July, 2008 Report on Home Visitation: Building a System of Home Visitating in New Mexico: 2009-2012]1922 kB
Download this file (HomeVisitingBriefFinal.pdf)Home Visitation Report 2008[ ]117 kB

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