October 2016 - NWI | Child Welfare

The New Focus on Children’s Mental Health

This recent article in The Atlantic gives an overview of programs around the country designed to increase support for children's mental health in schools, as well as recent related research...

Fact Sheet: Kinship Caregivers and the Child Welfare System

A fact sheet available from the Child Welfare Information Gateway is designed for kinship caregivers--grandparents, aunts and uncles, other relatives, and family friends caring for children-- with information on working effectively with the child welfare system...

Infographic: A National Portrait of the Health and Education of Hispanic Boys and Young Men

The National Research Center on Hispanic Children & Families has published an infographic providing an overview of the health and education of our country's 12.5 million Hispanic boys and young men from birth to age 24...

Program Aims to Eliminate Stigma Around Mental Health Before It Starts

Researchers evaluated the "Mental Health Matters" program in Santa Barbara, Calif., which offers 6th graders a curriculum designed to increase understanding of mental illness, reduce the associated stigma and teach them wellness practices...

Research to Practice Brief: Including Relationship-Based Care Practices in Infant-Toddler Care: Implications for Practice and Policy

A new Research to Practice Brief, "Including Relationship Based Care Practices in Infant-Toddler Care: Implications for Practice and Policy," offers guidelines for implementing relationship-based care practices to help support the relationships between staff and the infants and toddlers in their care...

American Academy of Pediatrics Report: Mind-Body Therapies in Children and Youth

A recent clinical report from the American Academy of Pediatrics provides an update for health care professionals on the best-available evidence on popular mind-body therapies for children and youth, including biofeedback, clinical hypnosis, guided imagery, meditation, and yoga...

Parent Engagement Tool from Annie E. Casey Foundation for Non-Profits

The Annie E. Casey Foundation has developed an assessment and planning tool for nonprofits to help them evaluate their current level of parent engagement and develop strategies for enhancing it...

Crisis in Foster Care Caused by Epidemic Drug Addiction

Across the country, states are struggling to find placements for the number of children needing foster care...

The National Children’s Mental Health Awareness Day 2016 Report

SAMHSA has published the final report for the 2016 National Children's Mental Health Awareness Day...