Staci Born

SDPB

Up to 14% of children from birth to age 5 experience some kind of social or emotional difficulty that can impact their development. The South Dakota Early Childhood Mental Health Collaborative is working to better identify those children and train professionals to serve their needs through specialized curriculum and play therapy. 

Dr. Christen Carotta and Dr. Staci Born are assistant professors in the Department of Counseling and Human Development at South Dakota State University. They discuss the partnership and what they've accomplished in the first of a five-year project. 

SDSU

In The Moment ... October 26. 2018 Show 449 Hour 2

According to the National Center for Children in Poverty, an estimated 9.5 to 14.2 percent of children from birth to five years old nationwide experience social or emotional difficulties that impair their development. These challenges can be associated with traumatic events.

Staci Born, Assistant Professor at SDSU and licensed play therapist, and Christin Carotta, Assistant Professor of the SDSU Department of Counseling and Human Development, are the recipients of a five-year $2.2 million Substance Abuse Grant.