Factsheets and Handouts
It is very important that the information disseminated to parents and caregivers be based on the best available science and accurate. And to be effective, information needs to be tailored to the audience and delivered in ways that engage and enhance expected learning. Based on those principles, we put together sets of factsheets and handouts organized in a clear, simple and friendly language and format that meet different literacy levels and catch the attention of busy readers.
Whether you are a professional conducting ACT Program groups for parents/caregivers in your community, or working with parents/caregivers through other interventions, or if you are a parent or a caregiver, the ACT fact sheets and handouts can help you.
Child Development Fact Sheets
These fact sheets list basic cognitive and social/emotional skills expected at children different ages and stages of development.
- Cognitive and Social Skills to Expect From 0-18 Months
- Cognitive and Social Skills to Expect From 18-36 Months
- Cognitive and Social Skills to Expect From 3-5 Years
- Cognitive and Social Skills to Expect From 6-8 Years
Challenging Behaviors Fact Sheets
These fact sheets use four scenarios of children in typical situations at different ages to foster learning about child development.
Handouts cover the ACT Program curriculum to help sustain learning of messages and concepts.
- Roots and Consequences of Violence
- Young Children and Violence
- What to Do When You Are Angry
- What Makes Children Angry
- What Parents Can Do When Children Are Angry and Fight
- Helping Children Express Anger
- Teaching by Example
- How to Resolve Conflicts
- Impact of Media on Children
- Monitor What Children Watch and Play With
- Show by Your Example
- Points to Teach Children About Media
- Share Your Rules With Other Adults
- Discipline and Punishment
- Parenting Styles
- How to Prevent Challenging Behaviors
- Tips for Effective Discipline
- Positive Discipline by Age