The Future of Preschool Prevention, Assessment, and Intervention

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Preschoolers are in the most rapid period of brain development. Environment shapes the structure and function of the developing brain. Promoting brain health requires cultivation of healthy environments at home, school, and in the community. This improves the emotional-behavioral and physical health of all children, can prevent problems in children at risk, and can alter the trajectory of children already suffering. For clinicians, this starts with assessing and treating the entire family, equipping parents with the principles of parent management training, and incorporating wellness prescriptions for nutrition, physical activity, music, and mindfulness.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)611-624
Number of pages14
JournalChild and Adolescent Psychiatric Clinics of North America
Issue number3
StatePublished - Jul 2017


  • Brain health
  • Children
  • Exercise
  • Mindfulness
  • Music
  • Nutrition
  • Preschool
  • Wellness


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