The Department of Human Services/Division of Child Care and Early Childhood Education (DCCECE) supports the BehaviorHelp program, which is available to assist child care program staff with concerns about the emotional well-being or behavior of an enrolled child. To access technical assistance or support from an early childhood mental health consultant through BehaviorHelp, child care staff, parents, caseworkers, or others can submit a brief online request form using the “Submit a Request” button below. After you submit a request, a staff member from the DCCECE will contact you to learn more about your concerns and will assign a BehaviorHelp team member to assist you.
I enjoyed the professional rapport that I had with my consultant in regards to the child in my classroom. By talking through the behavior issues with her, it helped me rethink some areas. I like that BehaviorHelp is a support system in place to assist teachers with behavior. When a teacher has exhausted all of their tools, BehaviorHelp is a way for them to walk in the classroom and observe the child and provide additional assistance.
I would describe my partnership with the BehaviorHelp team as rewarding and educational. My coach helped me with ideas for the classroom, ways to communicate with my parents, and she showed me some techniques I use personally. I would recommend the BehaviorHelp team to any of my colleagues.