Promoting child and parent social-emotional well-being
Since 2013, we have been developing and evaluating a parenting program called SEACAP: Social and Emotional Competence for Children and Parents. SEACAP promotes young children’s self-regulation, as well as social, emotional and behavioral adjustment through parenting strategies that contribute to children’s positive development. SEACAP also integrates mindfulness and DBT practices that support parent stress-management, emotion regulation, and well-being to promote both parent and child well-being. We collaborated with parents, providers and early learning centers in the development of this program. To date, almost 150 families have participated in SEACAP.