USF team receives grant to help caregivers support preschoolers’ mental health

A USF research team has received a $50,000 grant from the Caplan Foundation for Early Childhood to launch a new project that will help caregivers identify early warning signs of mental health issues in young children. The project, titled “Project Begin Well,” will increase caregivers—including parents, early childhood educators and school personnel’s—mental health literacy and use of critical support services available for preschool-aged children (3-5 years old). The goal of the project is to encourage the early adoption of supports for young children and to reduce stigmas often associated with using mental…

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