June 8, 2018

In this Issue:

  1. Relationship Between Substance Use Indicators and Child Welfare Caseloads
      Source: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
  2. Physical Developmental Delay: What to Look for
      Source: American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP)
  3. Journal of Early Intervention Abstracts Available Online
      Source: DEC's Journal of Early Intervention - Volume 40, Issue 2, June 2018
  4. Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health Grant Program
      Source: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)

1. Relationship Between Substance Use Indicators and Child Welfare Caseloads

Source: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

A recent brief from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (March 2018) highlights the results of a statistical analysis of the correlation between national substance use indicators and child welfare caseloads. Findings reveal that counties with higher substance use have more children in foster care after reports of child maltreatment. See the full report for additional information.

2. Physical Developmental Delay: What to Look for

Source: American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP)

The AAP has updated its Physical Development Delay online interactive tool to assist caregivers and parents of children ages 5 and under address concerns about their child's physical development. The tool provides information about milestones in physical development, such as rolling over, sitting up, or walking, and is now available in Spanish.

3. Journal of Early Intervention Abstracts Available Online

Source: DEC's Journal of Early Intervention - Volume 40, Issue 2, June 2018

Abstracts of the following articles are now available online at: http://journals.sagepub.com/toc/JEI/current

Personal Thoughts on Early Childhood Special Education Research: An Historical Perspective, Threats to Relevance, and Call to Action

Phillip S. Strain

A Commentary on Personal Thoughts on Early Childhood Special Education Research

Dean L. Fixsen

A History of EI/ECSE in the United States: A Personal Perspective

Diane Bricker, Huichao Xie, Sharon Bohjanen

Implementation and Intervention Practices to Facilitate Communication Skills for a Child with Complex Communication Needs

Kate T. Chazin, Erin E. Barton, Jennifer R. Ledford, Elizabeth A. Pokorski

Translating Evidence-Based Practices to Usable Interventions for Young Children with Autism

LeAnne D. Johnson, Veronica Fleury, Andrea Ford, Brenna Rudolph, Kelsey Young

Special Education Teachers' Perceptions and Intentions Toward Data Collection

Lisa A. Ruble, John H. McGrew, Wing Hang Wong, Kristen N. Missall

The Journal of Early Intervention (JEI) is an official publication of the Division for Early Childhood (DEC) of the Council for Exceptional Children and SAGE Publications. It offers articles related to research and practice in early intervention for infants and young children with special needs and their families. Freely available Podcasts of interviews with JEI authors can be accessed online.

4. Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health Grant Program

Source: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)

SAMHSA is accepting applications for the fiscal year (FY) 2018 Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health Grant Program. The purpose of this program is to improve outcomes for children (ages birth to 12), who show early signs of or have been diagnosed with a mental illness, by developing, maintaining, or enhancing infant and early childhood mental health promotion, intervention, and treatment services. The application due date is Friday, June 29, 2018.