Early Childhood Intervention and Rehabilitation Services Collections

The DSHS Library is home to two special collections focused on individuals with disabilities. They are the HHSC Early Childhood Intervention collection and the Vocational Rehabilitation Services collection. 

The Early Childhood Intervention (ECI) collection includes videos, books, assessment instruments, audio resources, and journals concerning children who have disabilities or developmental delays. Some of the topics include: child development, intervention strategies, autism, Down syndrome, learning disabilities, cerebral palsy, infant mental health, etc. Below see the monthly Library Matters publication on ECI topics. For more information about ECI, see Early Childhood Intervention.

ECI Library Matters

ECI Library Matters
December 2020
 November 2020
 October 2020
 September 2021
 August 2021
 July 2021
Parenting and Working with FamiliesChild Care, Inclusion, and Transition
 Down Syndrome ResourcesChild and Brain Development Management, Supervision and Leadership Resources Deafness, Hearing Impairments, Speech and Language Development
 June 2021
 May 2021
 April 2021
 March 2021
 February 2021
 January 2021
 Parents and Their Children Affected by Opioids, Alcohol, and Other DrugsMedical Diagnosis and
Special Populations
 Autism ResourcesSocial Emotional Development and Behavioral Issues Cultural Competence and Bilingual Language Development  Play and Motor Development

The Rehabilitation Services collection includes videos and books on all aspects of rehabilitation and disabilities. Examples of topics include: disability awareness and rights, assistive technology, ADD and ADHD, brain injury, deafness, blindness, ergonomics, returning to work, sign language, etc.

These materials are available on a free loan basis to residents of the state of Texas for up to 10 business days. Mailing time is automatically added to the two-week loan period.

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  • Online catalog. Search Tip: To search for ECI/Rehab videos only, select the "Power search". Enter a keyword, subject, or title search in the first entry window. In the next entry window, select the "Word(s)" field and enter the word "video." You can further limit the search by limiting the location to "ECI/Rehabilitation Services". See Tips for Searching Catalog Brochure.

ECI Featured Library Materials

And Yet We Rise. David Borden, 2017. Book. (WS 107.5 B728 2017 ECI)
Meditative, humorous, and raw, this graphic novel dives into the hidden world of care-giving. It explores the beauty and heartbreak with frankness and humanity. If you live long enough, a loved one-- or even you-- will become disabled, but honest information is rare. This book tackles the hard questions: How do you care for someone who won't get better? How do you deal with the feelings of grief and relief at the same time? This book calls to anyone who knows desperation, loneliness, or sorrow. It packs a powerful message: Not everything must be fixed... and, in fact, even significant disability and death are normal and natural-- not to be feared or fought, but embraced as integral parts of the human experience. 

ASQ:SE-2 in Practice. 25 min., 2017. DVD. (DD0819).
This DVD is an informative companion to the Ages & Stages Questionnaires: Social-Emotional, Second Edition (ASQ:SE-2) screening system. It gives an overview of emotional and social development and provides a thorough introduction to ASQ:SE-2. Viewers get an inside look at the screening system in practice as they watch a home visitor using ASQ:SE-2 with the family of a 4-year-old boy.

Assessment of Autism Spectrum Disorder, 2nd ed.
2018. Book.(WS 350.8 P4 A846 ECI 2018)
This authoritative resource, now thoroughly revised for DSM-5, has set the standard for the comprehensive assessment of autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Leading experts demonstrate how to craft a scientifically grounded profile of each child's strengths and difficulties, make a formal diagnosis, and use assessment data to guide individualized intervention in clinical and school settings. Chapters review state-?of-?the-?art instruments and approaches for evaluating specific areas of impairment in ASD and co-occurring emotional and behavioral disorders. Considerations in working with children of different ages are highlighted. With a primary focus on children, several chapters also address assessment of adolescents and adults. 
Autistic Logistics: A Parent's Guide to Tackling Bedtime, Toilet Training, Tantrums, Hitting, and Other Everyday Challenges. Kate Wilde, 2015. Book. (WS 350.8 P4 W671 2015 ECI )
Have you ever wished that your child with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) came with a manual? This book provides just that, offering clear, precise, step-by-step advice on everything you want to know to tackle bedtime, toilet training, tantrums, and other everyday challenges. 

Caring for Our Children: National Health and Safety Performance Standards Guidelines for Early Care and Education Programs. 4th ed. 2019. Book. (LB 1139.23 C277 2019)
"The fourth edition contains guidelines on the development and evaluation of the health and safety of children in early care and education settings. This guide features 10 chapters of more than 650 standards and dozens of appendixes with valuable supplemental information, forms, and tools.”

Celebrating 50 Years of Child Development Research: Past, Present, and Future Perspectives. 2019. (WS 103 C392 2019 ECI)
This edited volume is based on the 50th anniversary of the establishment of the Frank Porter Graham Child Development Institute. Contributors address the three themes of the anniversary symposium--Early Care and Education, Diversity, and Disabilities.

Changing Brains: Effects of Oregon Brain Development Lab. 76 min. 2009. DVD. (DD0822)
Viewers learn about the brain, how it develops, the methods used to study its structures and function, and how experience shapes the brain systems important for vision, hearing, motor skills, attention, language, reading, math, music, emotions, and learning. Also available from University of Oregon https://bdl.uoregon.edu/changing-brains-2/changing-brains-overview/ 

Connecting Through Talk: Nurturing Children's Development with Language. David K Dickinson, 2019. (LB 1139.5 L35 D553 2019 ECI)
This book draws on current research to examine connections between language, social-emotional, and literacy development and profiles effective programs that support this development.

Deepest Well: Healing the Long-term Effects of Childhood Adversity. 630 min. 2018. Audio CD. (CA0046)
Dr. Nadine Burke Harris was already known as a crusading physician delivering targeted care to vulnerable children. But it was Diego, a boy who had stopped growing after a sexual assault, who galvanized her journey to uncover the connections between toxic stress and lifelong illnesses. The stunning news of Burke Harris's research is just how deeply our bodies can be imprinted by ACEs adverse childhood experiences like abuse, neglect, parental addiction, mental illness, and divorce. Childhood adversity changes our biological systems, and lasts a lifetime. For anyone who has faced a difficult childhood, or who cares about the millions of children who do, the fascinating scientific insight and innovative, acclaimed health interventions in The Deepest Well represent vitally important hope for preventing lifelong illness for those we love and for generations to come.

Does Time Heal All?: Exploring Mental Health in the First 3 Years. Miri Keren, 2018. (WS 350 K39 2018 ECI).
This book seeks to debunk the idea that all troubling behaviors arising in early childhood will simply "pass with time," asserting instead that every effort should be made to diagnosis and treat truly abnormal issues early in life, while the baby's brain is still flexible and malleable. Neither a guide nor an ordinary textbook it weaves together complex case and treatment descriptions that focus specifically on the interplay between genetic, biological, psychological, and cultural variables present both in the child and his or her environment.

Doing the Right Thing for Children: Eight Qualities of Leadership. Maurice Sykes, 2014. Book. (LB 1775.6 S983d 2014 ECI).
This book provides a framework and a systematic approach to help early childhood professionals become capable, competent, and effective leaders. It presents eight core leadership values: human potential, knowledge, social justice, competence, fun and enjoyment, personal renewal, perseverance, and courage. The author shares personal stories in order to inspire and challenge readers.

The Early Intervention Guidebook for Families and Professionals: Partnering for Success. Bonnie Keilty, 2016. Book. (LC 4019.3 K27 2016 ECI).
This book focuses on how families and professionals can collaborate effectively so that infants and toddlers learn, grow, and thrive. It addresses child learning and development, family functioning and priorities, early intervention as a support, and planning what comes after early intervention.

Early Childhood Intervention: Working with Families of Young Children with Special Needs. 2018. Book. (LC 4019.3 E12 2018 ECI)
Early childhood is considered a critical but often vulnerable period in a child's development where early identification and intervention can be crucial for improving children's developmental outcomes. Systems and family-centred perspectives are vital to support families and build their capacities to lead normalized lives with improved family quality of life. This book explores the family-centred practices and systems factors which influence families' experiences raising children with complex needs. It also considers the ways in which professionals can work with families to build and support parent and child competence. Conceptual and practical work from Australia, Canada, Europe and the United States present descriptions of and implications for different family system frameworks and early-childhood programs. Contributors in this edited volume bring together contemporary information that bridges the research to practice gap in supporting families of young children with disabilities or delays. 

Early Childhood Staff Orientation Guide. Sharon Bergen, 2016. Book. ( LB 1139.2 B495 2016)
"This book provides a foundation for your knowledge of current early childhood best practices. This guide will serve as an important first step into a new position and as a long-term resource for employees as they grow in the profession.

Early Childhood Staff Orientation Guide: Facilitator's Edition. Sharon Bergen, 2016. Book. (LB 1139.2 B495 2016 )
"As a companion to the Early Childhood Staff Orientation Guide, this Facilitator's Edition provides support for you - the professional mentoring new employees. This resource provides valuable tools and tips you can use to help each new employee shine.”

Early Intervention for Infants, Toddlers, and Their Families: Practices and Outcomes. 2008. Book. (LC 4019.3 EA12 2008 ECI)
This monograph takes a look at the characteristics of Part C early intervention services across the country. It discusses how to use effective communication with families; using infant and toddler portfolios as an assessment tool; how to conduct home visits; creating inclusive playgroups; and much more. 

Early Interventions for Pediatric Occupational and Physical Therapy — A Lecture. 358 min. 2015. Streaming.(Films on Demand)
This video seminar offers strategies and guidelines for working with pediatric therapy patients. It discusses therapy for preemies after discharge, therapies that help toddlers who display atypical development, and interventions for head and trunk control and to facilitate transitional movements.

Early Intervention for Social-Emotional Development. 39 min. 2017. DVD. (DD0827)
You can make long-lasting and positive changes at an early age to improve behaviors, mental health, and emotional well-being. Karen Hyche OTD, OTR/L, teaches strategies for successful social-emotional development for children birth to 5 years. Social-emotional health is influenced by our physical and sensory system as well as our environment. Hyche presents much-needed strategies for infants and young children who have sensory processing disorders, autism spectrum disorder, development delays, behavior issues or speech and language delays to improve social-emotional development. You will develop special techniques for infants and toddlers that have difficulty transitioning, poor sleep habits and poor eating habits. Discover treatment strategies that will work in the home, daycare, school and clinic, including sensory diets, personal stories, sensory motor strategies, environmental strategies and video modeling.

The Early Intervention Guidebook for Families and Professionals: Partnering for Success. Bonnie Keilty, 2016. Book. (LC 4019.3 K27 2016 ECI).
This book focuses on how families and professionals can collaborate effectively so that infants and toddlers learn, grow, and thrive. It addresses child learning and development, family functioning and priorities, early intervention as a support, and planning what comes after early intervention. 

Early Social-Emotional Development: Your Guide to Promoting Children's Positive Behavior. Nicole Edwards, 2018. Book. (WS 350 E26 2018 ECI)
This book equips early childhood educators and service providers with tools to support emerging social-?emotional development and positive behavior in the first five years of life. It begins by providing an overview of social-?emotional development, including how this development is intertwined with other areas of growth, environmental influences, and short- and long-term child outcomes. The educator's influential role is discussed within the context of the Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS) framework and the Pyramid Model. Guiding principles and specific, research-based strategies for supporting children's success are presented, with numerous specific examples of how to foster healthy social-?emotional development and adaptive behavior in center- and home-based settings. 

Effective Early Intervention: The Developmental Systems Approach. Michael J. Guralnick, 2019.(LC 4019.3 G978e 2019 ECI).
This book analyzes the most current research and developments in early intervention through the lens of the Developmental Systems Approach (DSA). Starting with a clear explanation of the foundations of early intervention, the book then applies the DSA to four vulnerable populations: children at risk due to biological factors, specifically preterm birth, children at environmental risk, children with developmental delays, and children with autism spectrum disorder.

Emotional Readiness: How Early Experience and Mental Health Predict School Success. Terrie Rose, 2013. Book. (WS 350 R795 2013 ECI)
This book is a detailed and practical guide to understanding early childhood development with direct action implications for pediatricians, educators, community leaders, parents and policymakers. The author changes our understanding of early childhood by helping us see from the baby's point of view. By connecting research on brain development with the critical roles of parents, child health, mental health and community support, the book raises awareness and understanding of the needs of the developing child. Emotional Readiness provides parents, providers and communities the knowledge and practical strategies for raising emotionally healthy children who are ready to succeed in school and in life. 

Finding Your Way with Your Baby: The Emotional Life of Parents and Babies. Dilys Daws, 2015. (WS 105.5 E5 D272 2015 ECI).
This book explores the emotional experience of the baby in the first year, and that of the mother, father and other significant adults. It does so in a way that is deeply informed by psychoanalytic understandings, infant observation, developmental science, and decades of clinical experience.

Ghosts from the Nursery: Tracing the Roots of Violence. Robin Karr-Morse, 2013. Book. (WA 320 K18g 2013 ECI) 
This book demonstrates the poisonous effect that neglect, abuse, trauma, injury, and toxicity have in the first thirty-three months of life. Through the use of case histories of "children who kill" and the latest research on brain development, we are made aware of how infancy is the stage during which the foundations for trust, empathy, conscience, and lifelong learning and thinking are laid down, or during which a predisposition to violent behavior is "hardwired" into the brain.  

A Great Place to Work: Creating a Healthy Organizational Climate. Paula Jorde Bloom, 2016. (LB 1775.6 B665g 2016 ECI).
This book helps directors of early childhood programs define more precisely how ten dimensions of a center shape the quality of work life for staff. It helps director’s evaluate their program in terms of collegiality, opportunities for professional growth, supervisor support, clarity, reward system, decision making, goal consensus, task orientation, physical setting, and innovation.

Handbook of Infant Biopsychosocial Development. 2015. Book. (WS 350 H236 2015 ECI)
The first two years of life are a period of unparalleled growth and change. Within a state-?of-?the-?art biopsychosocial framework, this volume explores the multiple contexts of infant development-?-?the ways in which genes, neurobiology, behavior, and environment interact and shape each other over time. Methods for disentangling, measuring, and analyzing complex, nonlinear developmental processes are presented. Contributors explore influences on the infant’s growth in major domains, including cognitive and socioemotional functioning and mental health. The consequences of family stress, poverty, and other adversities are probed, and promising directions for prevention and intervention identified. 

Handbook of Preschool Mental Health: Development, Disorders, and Treatment. 2017. Book. (WS 350 H236 2017 ECI)
This book explores the development of psychiatric disorders in 2- to 6-year-olds, detailing how the growing empirical knowledge base may lead to improved interventions for young children and their families. Contributors examine advances in the conceptualizati?on and diagnosis of early-onset disruptive disorders, mood and anxiety disorders, eating and sleeping disorders, autism, and other clinical problems. Treatment strategies are described including psychopharmacol?ogy for young children. 

How to Raise Emotionally Healthy Children: Volume 1: Babies. 24 min. 2013. Streaming. (DD0682)
This program teaches parents how to nourish their baby’s emotional health right from the start. Featuring common challenges, this program shows parents how to modify their interactions to meet their child’s critical emotional needs to feel respected, important, accepted, included, and secure. Tips on how parents can maintain their own emotional health and opportunities to stop for discussion are also included. Parents are shown in real-life scenarios that demonstrate the healthiest way to deal with a crying baby, take the baby to a new baby sitter, and allow a baby to safely explore. Now available in streaming format on the library's Films on Demand service. 

How to Raise Emotionally Healthy Children: Volume 2 Toddlers. 23 min., 2013. Streaming. (DD0683)
This program teaches parents how to support their toddler’s desire for independence. Featuring common challenges, like public temper tantrums, this program shows parents how to modify their interactions to meet their child’s critical emotional needs to feel respected, important, accepted, included, and secure. Tips on how parents can maintain their own emotional health and opportunities to stop for discussion are also included. Now available in streaming format from the library's Films on Demand service. 26

How to Raise Emotionally Healthy Children: Volume 3 Preschoolers. 25 min. 2013. Streaming. (DD0684)
"This program teaches parents how to support their preschooler’s social and cognitive growth. Featuring common challenges, this program shows parents how to modify their interactions to meet their child’s critical emotional need to feel respected, important, accepted, included, and secure. Parents are shown dealing with fighting siblings, a child’s need for attention, and power struggles between children and parents." Now available in streaming format in the library's Films on Demand service. 

Infant Mental Health Home Visiting: Supporting Competencies Reducing Risks. 2015. CD-Rom. (CR0045)
This manual for Early Attachments: IMH Home Visiting is a 399 page document in PDF format. These guidelines have been written by Deborah Weatherson and Betty Tableman and are designed to serve as the operational manual for Early Attachments: IMH Home Visiting Certification Process and Program Operation Standards. The following is included in the manual: overview; organization and management; identification, referral, and enrollment; arrangements for relationship-focused home visiting; assessment and service planning; relationship-focused intervention strategies to promote attachment; termination or transfer or services; examples of infant-parent psychotherapy; understanding the family; circumstances impeding the parent-infant/toddler relationsip; serving the infant/toddler who is abused/neglected; and infant mental health home visitor.

Infants, Toddlers, and Caregivers: A Curriculum of Respectful, Responsive, Relationship-Based Care and Education. Janet Gonzalez-Mena, 2015. (LB 1139 G643 2015 ECI).
This book is an introduction to care and education in the first three years of life, featuring a respectful, cohesive approach. It provides practical information based on theoretical and research foundations. Chapters focus on the caregiver, the child, and the program.

Infant Toddler Learning Environment. 43 min. 2017. DVD. (DD0825)
Infants and toddlers are born explorers and the environments in which they are cared for become their laboratory. This program includes real-life examples on how to create a supportive infant-toddler learning environment that invites children to explore their surroundings and supports their sensory-motor way of learning.

Just Like You: Down Syndrome. 14 min. 2012. DVD. (DD0826) 
This DVD explores the life, hopes, challenges, and dreams of three kids living with Down syndrome. Elyssa, Rachel, and Sam share personal stories to help viewers better understand their condition and why they wish to be treated just like everyone else. They each have their own talents, characteristics, strengths, and challenges. Down syndrome is just one part of who they are.

Keeping Your Child in Mind: Overcoming Defiance, Tantrums, and Other Everyday Behavior Problems by Seeing the World Through Your Child's Eyes. Claudia Gold, 2011. Book. (WS 105.5 C3 G618 ECI 2011 
Being understood by someone you love is one of the most powerful feelings, at all ages. For a young child, it is the most important of all experiences because it allows the child's mind and sense of self to grow. This book shows the magical effect of seeing a problem from a child's point of view. Most parenting books teach parents what to do to solve behavior problems, but this one shows parents how to be with a child. Crises are defused when children feel truly heard and validated; this is how they learn to understand, and, eventually, control themselves. 

Leadership in Action: How Effective Directors Get Things Done. Paula Jorde Bloom, 2014. (LB 1775.6 B665 2014 ECI).
This book helps early childhood directors understand the subtle but important distinction between leadership as a role and leadership as a set of skills and competencies that can be supported and nurtured at all levels of the organization. The book is filled with practical suggestions and lively examples.

Leading and Managing Early Childhood Settings: Inspiring People, Places and Practices. Nadine McCrea, 2015. Book. (LB 1775.6 M478 2015 ECI)
This book examines what it means to be a leader across the early childhood education field. Introducing a number of core concepts, including self-​understanding through professional reflection and consideration of peoples beliefs and values, it explores the challenges of working in various roles within early childhood settings. 

Leo Learns by Doing. 17 min. 2009. DVD. (DD0817)
Leo, a toddler who is blind, and his parents visit with an early intervention professional who shares step-by-step techniques to help Leo develop and strengthen his nonvisual senses and skills. She shows his parents how to provide optimistic feedback to Leo and help him interact with his surroundings.

Life with Baby: Parenting from Birth to 12 Months. 24 min. 2019. DVD. (DD0824)
This program demonstrates the ways babies are born ready to think, feel, and learn. Right from the start, a baby’s brain is growing and developing. They communicate their needs to their caregivers. They learn through experience and by processing information through their five senses.

Life with Newborn: Parenting from Birth to 3 Months. 33 min. 2010. DVD. (DD0823)
Viewers learn how to respond to babies with sensitivity and support. They see the importance of fostering a child's healthy physical, emotional, and cognitive development. They create a feeling of safety and security when they recognize their baby's emotions and respond with kindness and consistency, Parents come to understand their baby's cues for hunger, safety, and calmness.

Making Sense of Play. 130 min. 2009. (DD0789)
In this lecture, Gordon Neufeld, Ph.D. defines play and explains why play is so important for the development of the brain. He explores the implications for educators and parents and offers advice on supporting play.

Maltreatment and Toxic Stress. 2018. Book. (WA 320 M261 ECI 2018)
In recent years, the need to consider and appropriately support children and families who have experienced maltreatment, trauma, poverty, and toxic stress has gained necessary attention. In 2016, DEC published its first position statement on maltreatment and young children with disabilities and their families. This book provides leadership and guidance to the EI/ECSE field by creating a deeper understanding of maltreatment and illustrating evidence-based strategies to support these populations. 

Maternal Mental Health: A Guide for Health and Social Workers. Sally Field, 2018. Book. (WM 55 F453 2018)
This book provides an introduction to maternal mental health and illness, and outlines how to make referrals. It includes how to help mothers with mental health problems and explains special issues in maternal mental health. There is also a resource section for assessing, referring and supporting mothers in the perinatal period. 

More than Words: A Parent's Guide To Building Interaction and Language Skills for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder or Social Communication Difficulties, 2nd ed. Fern Sussman. 2017. (WS 350.8 P4 SU964 2012).
This illustrated guidebook provides a step-by-step guide for parents of children with Autism Spectrum Disorder and other social communication difficulties. Presented in a user friendly format, the book's research-based strategies show parents how to turn everyday activities with their child into opportunities for interaction and communication.

Nurturing Personal, Social and Emotional Development in Early Childhood: A Practical Guide to Understanding Brain Development and Young Children's Behaviour. Debbie Garvery, 2018. Book.(WS 105.5 E5 G244 2018 ECI)
Condensing a wealth of recent research and theory around PSED into practical guidance, it gives professionals the knowledge and understanding they need to critically evaluate their own practice and find the best course of action to support PSED in young children. Professionals are urged to consider their own practice by reading reflective practice case studies. From the perspective of neuroscience, it explores what can help or hinder development, considers why some children bite and why toddlers have tantrums, and questions how well intentioned actions, such as reward systems or putting new foods on a plate for children to 'just try', may be misguided. 

Off to a Good Start: A Behaviorally Based Model for Teaching Children with Down syndrome. Book 1, Foundations for Learning. Emily A. Jones, 2019. Book. (WS 107 J76 2019 ECI)
This book is a starting point for parents and professionals with little or no knowledge of ABA. It gives an overview of ABA and how to apply its principles and strategies to teach skills, and it provides background information on the characteristic learning profile of children with Down syndrome and how strengths (such as visual learning abilities and the desire to interact with others) can be used to overcome weaknesses. It also covers the importance of inclusion and high expectations and of generalizing skills learned in one setting to another. 

Practical Solutions to Practically Every Problem: The Survival Guide for Early Childhood Professionals, 3rd ed. Steffan Saifer, 2017. Book. (LB 1140.2 ST817 2017)
"This book provides solutions to every possible problem faced by early childhood teachers—before teachers encounter them. It has been updated to focus on current issues faced by educators, including teaching twenty-first century life skills, technology, and cultural responsiveness. Educators will save time and energy with over eight hundred solutions to two hundred problems, including: daily dilemmas and classroom issues, partnering with families to raise happy children, dealing with problematic behaviors from co-workers, and learning to take care of yourself to prevent burn-out.”

Prevent-Teach-Reinforce for Families: A Model of Individualized Positive Behavior Support for Home and Community. Glen Dunlap, 2017. (LB 1139 P944 2017 ECI).
This guide explains how to implement positive behavior support to address behavioral difficulties, and how to engage families as true partners in the process.

Prevent-Teach-Reinforce for Young Children: The Early Childhood Model of Individualized Positive Behavior Support. 2013. (LB 1139 S6 P74 2013 ECI).
This guidebook shows you how to improve the social-emotional development and prevent challenging behaviors of young children in preschool settings by preventing behavior problems, teaching proactive communication and social skills, and reinforcing positive behavior. Drawn from the research and principles of applied behavior analysis and positive behavior support, this book will help you resolve persistent challenging behaviors, address problem behaviors common in younger children, set individualized goals for children, conduct family-centered assessment and intervention, help children with and without disabilities, work effectively with diverse families, and collect reliable data and use it to inform next steps.

Q & A Ethical Behavior. 14 min. 2009. DVD. (DD0793)
What is ethical behavior and does it really matter in today’s workplace? Can unethical behavior affect the performance of a business? In answering some common questions about ethics, Eve Ash and Peter Quarry tackle this sometimes sensitive subject with clarity and precision.

Reflective Supervision II: Video Training Series. 124 min., 2016. DVD. (DD0820)
This video features four spontaneous, unrehearsed reflective supervision sessions to guide and stimulate discussion about reflective process. Each session provides a window into a reflective supervisory experience and offers opportunities to consider essential elements of reflective process.

Secret Life of Babies. 47 min. 2014. DVD and Streaming. (DD0821)
What can a baby see and hear? How does a baby explore the world? Why can they swim underwater? How do they communicate? And why do toddlers have temper tantrums? The first three years are the most important of a human's entire life. It's when we learn to walk, talk, and socialize. But as an adult, baby behavior is both mystifying and fascinating. Using special filming techniques, this program reveals the natural history of a baby starting with newborns and following their growth and development as they become toddlers. Available in streaming on the library's Films on Demand service.

Single Parenting: The Family in Harmony: Volume 1 Creating a Healthy Life for Yourself. 29 min. 2008. DVD(DD0815)
This DVD shows single parents how to prioritize the needs of their children while still maintaining their own health, interests, and activities.

Single Parenting: The Family in Harmony: Volume 2 Creating a Healthy Life for Your Child. 29 min. 2008. DVD (DD816)
This DVD provides strategies for single parents to meet the varying needs and unique challenges of their children from birth to adolescence.

Social and Emotional Development in Early Intervention: A Skills Guide for Working with Children. Mona Delahooke, 2017. Book. (WS 350 D333 2017 ECI) 
This book provides practical methods so that all childhood providers can better support the social and emotional lives of children and families. Illustrated with worksheets, charts and handouts, this reader-friendly book will provide valuable tools to nurture relationships, measure progress, reduce child stress, address challenging behaviors, and promote self-regulation. 

Softening: Loving a Child with Special Needs. 39 min. 2012. DVD. (DD0818)
Filmmaker Kelly O’Brien speaks honestly about her struggle to cope for the first five years following the birth of her son Teddy, born with extensive brain damage resulting from an in-utero viral infection. The rewards as well as the challenges of caring for him are evident in this cinematic diary O’Brien created to celebrate her son’s inherent beauty and the joy he brings to his family’s life. This program is also available on Films on Demand.

Stories from Our Hearts: Child Behavior and Mental Health (Eng/Span). 17 min. 2011. DVD(DD808)
Four families narrate their experiences with early intervention. Yvette and her son receive services for his autism. Paulina gives birth to her daughter but has difficulty developing an attachment with her. Mirna takes her daughter for speech services, behavioral, and family therapy. Some of these segments are presented in Spanish with English subtitles.

Stories from Our Hearts: Maternal Mental Health Abuse and Domestic Violence (Eng/Span). 2011. 17 min. DVD. (DD0806)
Four families narrate their experiences with domestic violence and the mental health of mothers and children. Carol suffered from bipolar disorder since she was a child and abused drugs and alcohol. She sought help from the California Center for Infant-Family and Early Childhood Mental Health when her son was having mental health issues. Anna is a mother who seeks help from California's Project ABC for her feelings of depression and anger. Juana, a survivor of childhood abuse, has a child with autism. She gets help from a therapist and early childhood intervention. Linely leaves an abusive relationship but then her son starts having behavioral problems. She receives help from Project ABC. Three of these segments are in Spanish with English subtitles.

Stories from our Hearts: Special Health Issues (Eng/Span). 18 min. 2011. DVD. (DD0807)
Viewers meet four families who share the circumstances that led them to seek services on behalf of their children and themselves. Some of these short documentaries are presented in Spanish with English subtitles.

Stories from Our Hearts: Teen Parenting and Grandparent Custody (Eng/Span). 17 min. 2011. DVD. (DD0805)
Families narrate their experiences with teen parenting and grandparent custody. Nineteen-year-old Miguel and his family receive help from organizations like California's Project ABC. Adeline is a grandmother who assumes custody of her young grandsons after the children's parents become addicted to drugs. Gerarda, a grandmother with custody of her grandsons, learns how to improve communication with the children’s mother. An older mother discusses the hope and help she received from an early intervention program.

Survival Strategies for Parenting Children with Bipolar Disorder. George T. Lynn,  2006. Book. (WM 207 L989 2006 ECI)
This book offers advice on recognizing the symptoms of bipolar disorder in children. It describes medication, how to access support at school, and how to deal with difficult situations. The book includes case-studies to show how bipolar disorder differs from ADHD, Tourette syndrome and Asperger's syndrome.

Teach Me to See. 68 min., 2011. DVD. (DD0828)
This program is suitable for parents, teachers, other practitioners, college students, occupational and physical therapists. It will help practitioners understand the activities that are functional and promote the optimal use of vision and other senses.

Treating Infants and Young Children Impacted by Trauma: Interventions that Promote Healthy Development. Joy Osofsky, 2017. Book. (WA 320 OS83 2017 ECI)
This book distills the vast literature on childhood trauma and reviews what effects these traumatic experiences can have and which treatments are best suited for addressing them. It provides a detailed framework for selecting the most appropriate intervention based on specific criteria. Vivid case examples teach clinicians how to apply these treatments in real scenarios and support parents and caregivers as key attachment figures and sources of security in a child’s life. 

Video Modeling: Visual-Based Strategies to Help People on the Autism Spectrum. Stephen Lockwood, 2018. Book. (WS350.8 P4 L817 2018 ECI) 
Help your child to learn new skills and overcome existing barriers quickly and independently, regardless of age or ability. Video modeling is an effective method of teaching that uses recorded videos. With repetitive and consistent exposure to video models, success stories include: a child who would not brush his teeth, a teenager being acclimated to a new work environment, a four-year-old who has not developed proper play-skills, a child who would not engage with her teachers in class, and much more. Learn how, using only your smartphone, to create educational and beneficial material to help learners with autism increase independence, facilitate learning, and improve quality of life. 

Violence and Trauma in the Lives of Children. Volume 1: Overview of Exposure. 2018. Book. (WA 320 V795 2018 ECI v.1)
This two volume set explains the neurological, emotional, and behavioral impacts of violence and trauma experienced by newborns, infants, children, and teenagers. It covers the effects of a range of types of violence and trauma, including child abuse, sexual abuse, family violence, teen dating violence, loss of parent or caregiver, and exposure to natural disaster. It addresses the impacts of violence and trauma during infancy and early childhood, middle childhood, and adolescence, and it details mental health interventions to encourage resilience and post traumatic growth. Finally, it describes how public systems from schools to pediatric and obstetrical clinics to juvenile justice systems identify and work with children affected by violence and trauma. 

Violence and Trauma in the Lives of Children. Volume 2: Prevention and Intervention. 2018. Book. (WA 320 V795 2018 ECI v.2)
This two volume set explains the neurological, emotional, and behavioral impacts of violence and trauma experienced by newborns, infants, children, and teenagers. It covers the effects of a range of types of violence and trauma, including child abuse, sexual abuse, family violence, teen dating violence, loss of parent or caregiver, and exposure to natural disaster. It addresses the impacts of violence and trauma during infancy and early childhood, middle childhood, and adolescence, and it details mental health interventions to encourage resilience and post traumatic growth. Finally, it describes how public systems from schools to pediatric and obstetrical clinics to juvenile justice systems identify and work with children affected by violence and trauma. 

The Way I See It. 556 min. 2013. Audio CD. (CA0045)
This book on compact disc by an author who has autism herself explains how to relate to people with autism.  It explains how and why people with autism think differently.  It discusses early intervention programs that work.  It talks about sensory sensitivities and which behaviors are caused by a disability.  It gives employment ideas for adults with autism and much more.

What to Expect the First Year. Heidi Eisenberg Murkoff, 2014. (WS 105.5 C3 M977 2014 ECI).
This guide offers a multitude of practical information for new parents. It covers monthly growth and development, feeding tips, sleep strategies, ways to stimulate your baby, and more.

Uniquely Human: A Different Way of Seeing Autism. 540 min. 2015. Audio CD (CA0044)
Autism therapy typically focuses on ridding individuals of symptoms of autism such as difficulties interacting socially, problems in communicating, sensory challenges, and repetitive behavior patterns. Dr. Barry M. Prizant offers a compelling paradigm: the most successful approaches to autism don’t aim at fixing a person by eliminating symptoms, but rather seeking to understand the individual’s experience and what underlies 

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