Tip sheets

Infant and toddler

Definition of Infant Mental Health

Guidelines for Referral: Red Flags


Behavioral Analysis

Challenging Behavior and Children’s Mental Health


Inviting and Containing Techniques

Positive Behavioral Support Plans

Recognizing and Coping with Signs of Distress in Young Children

Relationship-Based Teaching: Challenges and Benefits

Therapeutic Language

Institute on Community Integration LEND Fact Sheet Series: Challenging Behaviors

Challenging Behavior

Request Assistance


Preferred Item as a Distracter

Communicative Alternatives to Challenging Behavior

Functional Behavioral Assessment of Young Children

High-Probability Request Sequence and Embedding

Rejecting Response

Request for a Break

Tolerance for Delay in Reinforcement

Healthy child and youth development tip sheets by Martha Farrell Erickson, Ph.D.

The Three Cs: Critical Ingredients for Healthy Child and Youth Development

The Three Cs: Strategies for Parents of Children Ages Birth to 4

The Three Cs: Strategies for Parents of Children Ages 5 to 11

The Three Cs: Strategies for Parents of Children Ages 12 to 18

Additional tip sheets

These tip sheets were authored by Kareen Smith as part of the grant “Special Project to Provide Technical Assistance, Inservice Training, and Site Development for Positive Behavioral Support Strategies for Students with Disabilities,” from the U.S. Department of Education. Principal investigators for the project were Scott McConnell, Ph.D., of the UMN Institute on Community Integration, and Carolyn Elliott of the Minnesota Department of Children, Families, and Learning.

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Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder (ADHD)

Behavior Modification

Contingency Contracts

Cooperative Learning


Defiance and Verbal Aggression

Hostile Aggressive Behavior

Modeling Behavior

Passive Aggressive Behavior

Peer Tutoring

Physical Restraint

Positive Classroom Environment and Student-Teacher Rapport

Positive Programming

Positive Reinforcement

Schedules of Reinforcement

Social Contracts


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