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Infancy and Early Childhood
Competencies: Infants begin understanding their own and others’ emotions, to regulate their attention, and to acquire functional language
Competencies: Children learn how to make friends, get along with peers, and understand appropriate behavior in social settings
Competencies: Adolescents focus on developing good health habits, practice critical and rational thinking, and seek supportive relationships
Competencies: Individuals learn to balance autonomy with relationships to family, make independent decisions, and become financially independent
Developed under the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s (SAMHSA) Center for the Application of Prevention Technologies contract. Reference #HHSS277200800004C. For training and/or technical assistance purposes only.