2015 - NWI | WERT Learning Community

New WERT Website

The Wraparound Evaluation and Research Team (WERT) at the University of Washington is excited to announce that we have renovated the WERT website! The updated website offers an interactive slideshow to keep you informed of new developments in Wraparound, extensive information about what we offer, and a structured presentation of our fidelity monitoring tools...

Family-Run Organizations and Substance Use Services for Youth

To better inform the field, FREDLA conducted a survey of family organizations on whether they currently serve or plan to serve the population of families caring for an adolescent or young adult with substance use disorders...

Children and Holiday Stress

The National Child Traumatic Stress Network (NCTSN) has gathered a group of resources to help with the stressful feelings that can come up this time of year. It includes information for educators, families and mental health professionals...

Report: Increase in youth drug overdose deaths in 35 states

In the past decade, youth drug overdose deaths increased dramatically in 35 states. This report ranks states on their actions to curb teen substance use among people ages 12–25 in the United States between 1999 and 2013...

Supporting refugee children and families

The National Child Traumatic Stress Network has recently published an on-line toolkit about refugee trauma...

Training interventions for school-based healthcare providers

This article briefly sets the context for the school as an access point for mental health care, with a focus on school nurses...

New SAMHSA Webinar: PBIS in Schools

This SAMHSA webinar introduces School-wide Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS), a systems approach to enhancing the capacity of schools to adopt and sustain effective behavior support practices for students...

Childhood shyness linked to development of mood disorders

This author sheds light on childhood shyness and the connection to mental illness...

Interagency Planning for Youth with Disabilities and MH Conditions

This issue brief discusses the work of a learning community focused on youth with co-occurring intellectual/developmental disabilities and mental health conditions...