Safe and Sound: Raising Emotionally Healthy Children in a Stressful World

Safe and Sound: Raising Emotionally Healthy Children in a Stressful World

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Safe and Sound: Raising Emotionally Healthy Children in a Stressful World

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This KET Special Report explores the importance of social and emotional development in the first years of life, provides new research about brain development and the impact of childhood adversity, and shows how some Kentucky communities and agencies are helping parents be the best they can be.

Parent Child Interaction Therapy

When children exhibit extreme behavior or conduct problems, often parents and caregivers respond by increasing punishment or seeking medication. Parent Child Interaction Therapy focuses on strengthening the parent/child bond with dedicated play time coached by a professional in order to reduce problem behaviors. Viewers meet a child in the Lexington area who was on the verge of expulsion from preschool for biting others before the family began this therapy and resolved his behavior problems.

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