Strategies for Promoting the Mental Health of Young Children

Handle with Care was prepared as part of the Early Childhood Care and Mental Health Project, carried out by the Canadian Mental Health Association and the Hincks-Dellcrest Centre, and is available in both French and English. The purpose of the project was to explore ways that the mental health of young children can be promoted in community-based programs for children. In this context, mental health promotion is seen as development of age-appropriate and culturally relevant life skills that benefit all children’s social and emotional development.