The SOAR team works to educate and raise awareness of early childhood social-emotional development through these important initiatives:
Early Childhood Positive Behavior Support combines training and weekly coaching to improve the quality of early childhood program environments in Boone County and to increase childcare providers’ ability for building relationships with children and families, promoting social-emotional development, reducing problem behaviors and promoting school readiness.
SOAR provides Child-Parent Psychotherapy (CPP) to residents of Boone County. CPP is an intervention for children ages 0-5 and their primary caregivers who have experienced at least one form of trauma such as:
CPP is appropriate for children living in an adoptive home, birth family home or foster/kinship care. The type of trauma and the child’s age/developmental status determine the structure of CPP sessions.
Training for Childcare Providers
The SOAR team provides ongoing training for childcare providers and other children’s services providers to conduct developmental screenings like ASQ-3 and ASQ: SE-2.