Social, Emotional and Mental Health Domain
...Social Emotional Fitness
Promoting social, emotional competence in Mesa County's young children.
To create affordable, accessible, available quality support services within our community to encourage social, emotional fitness among children and families.
: Mesa County Partnership for Children and Families works to promote positive social and emotional development of Mesa County's children. The domain actively supports weaving family-centered, culturally competent and community based mental health supports and services into the community.
Did you Know?
- Nearly one in every 10 children has a mental health concern. Increasingly, teachers are reporting that children are entering elementary school not socially-emotionally ready to learn.
- Social emotional development is important and impacts a child's ability to form successful relationships and excel academically
- Early Intervention leads to happier kids and families
If your child is struggling you are not alone. There are local resources available to help you.
Factors that affect social emotional health and effective learning:
- The ability to develop trusting relationships
- Sharing fun activities
- Coping with life's ups and downs
- Feeling safe
- Being successful
Research states that for optimal child outcomes, every influence children encounter must consistently promote their health and development. Early childhood social and emotional health is a precursor and major determinant of school readiness, and long term academic and life successes.
Source: B. Perry, 1998
Social, Emotional, and Mental Health
advocates for a system of care that provides information and education about social emotional fitness, prevents and/or reduces mental health problems in children and families, and intervenes for children and families when needed.
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The Social Emotional Fitness Committee is chaired by Amy Gallagher. The committee meeting schedule varies and is based on committee projects. For more information, please call 970-683-4303.