December 2016 - NWI | Interventions and Treatment

New Hampshire Program Finds Doctor Visits Help Keep Teens off Drugs and Alcohol

A program in New Hampshire is finding that regular conversations with their doctor can be valuable in preventing drug and alcohol use by teens...

New Research: Benefits of Close Paternal Bond

A recent study from researchers at Oxford University found a link between a father's emotional attachment to a child and greater positive behavioral outcomes for the child...

Perinatal mental health interventions deliver many economic and societal benefits

Recent research funded by NHS England reviewed evidence on interventions designed to reduce mental health problems during the perinatal period to assess the interventions' net benefit...

New series from Child Trends: It matters!

The "It Matters" series from Child Trends incorporates presentations, videos, and infographics to review over 125 indications of child well-being...

Suicide in Elementary School-Aged Children and Early Adolescents

This article from the Official Journal of the American Academy of Pediatrics analyzes data from National Violent Death Reporting System across 17 states for children ages 5-14 who died by suicide from 2003 to 2012...

Janet Walker in New Zealand!

Janet Walker (Co-Director of the NWI) and Celeste Siebel (Pathways RTC) have been busy 'down under' in New Zealand presenting on and learning more about Wraparound. Most recently, Janet and Celeste met with staff from Tu Mai Awa, a Wraparound project in Hastings, New Zealand that focuses on working with children and families in a way that builds on the strengths of indigenous culture and community...

State of Mental Health in America

Mental Health America recently published current statistics around mental health in the U.S. Based on national survey data, the report measures communities mental health needs, access to care, and outcomes...

Depression rates growing among adolescents, particularly girls

Research from Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health published last month in the journal Pediatrics shows an increase of 37 percent in the rate of adolescents reporting clinical depression from 2005-2014...

PTSD can persist for years in kids, but parents may not see it

A recent research published last month in the Journal of Clinical Psychiatry on PTSD in parents and children evaluated post-trauma stress of parents and their children following a car accident requiring a hospital visit. Researchers found that for a percentage of children, PTSD symptoms persisted and when parents were also suffering from PTSD symptoms they were less likely to be aware of their childrens' ongoing concerns...