Interventions and Treatment Archives - NWI

Research Review: Coordinated Adolescent- and Family-Centered Services

June 19, 2017 | Emily Taylor

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Adolescent Health has published a research review on coordinated adolescent and family-centered services, one of the “Five Essentials” identified by its Adolescent Health: Think, Act, Grow (TAG) effort. The review highlights research, evaluation reports, and other publications that inform the field about key issues in, and effective practices for, fostering improved health, reducing risky behavior, and improving engagement and healthy development in young people.

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Research: Mental Health Crises in Children and Young Adults

June 7, 2017 | Emily Taylor

Research published this month in the Journal of the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry found more than half of youth admitted to the hospital for a mental health issue had no previous history of contact with mental health care services. Researchers looked at data on emergency hospital visits for more than 100,000 young people aged 10-24 in Ontario, Canada over a four year period. Findings suggest that improved access to primary care would help to prevent emergency hospital visits.

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Suicide Prevention Resources

June 5, 2017 | Emily Taylor

The University of Nebraska Lincoln’s Student Engagement Project has published a free Suicide Prevention Brief with information for educators on how to prevent suicide among students and what to do when a suicide occurs. According to the brief, “school-age students (10-19) are most at-risk for suicidal behaviors, and are most accessible for suicide prevention interventions while they are in school”.

Download the suicide prevention resources»

Research: Costs to Community Mental Health Agencies to Sustain an Evidence-Based Practice

June 2, 2017 | Emily Taylor

A recent article published in Psychiatric Services, is based on a study that looked into a frequently cited barrier to the sustainability of Evidence-Based Practice (EBP): cost. The study tested a method for quantifying the costs of implementing EBP compared with usual care.

Read the article in Psychiatric Services»

New from NCTSN: Complex Trauma Resource Guide

May 26, 2017 | Emily Taylor

The National Child Traumatic Stress Network (NCTSN) has published a
new resource guide for youth who have experienced, or know someone who has experienced, Complex Trauma. The guide is designed for older youth, adolescents and young adults to use independently, or for clinicians and caregivers to use as a conversation guide with them.

Download the Complex Trauma Resource Guide»

New SAMHSA Toolbox Promotes Mental Health and School Readiness in Young Children

May 9, 2017 | Emily Taylor

SAMHSA has introduced The Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health Consultation (IECMHC) Toolbox as a resource to support children’s healthy development, from infancy through the transition to school. The toolkit includes interactive planning tools along with videos, and other resources to support efforts in states, tribes and local communities in using the IECMHC.

Access the IECMHC Toolbox from SAMHSA»

Research: Parenting-based therapies best for children with disruptive behaviors

May 3, 2017 | Emily Taylor

A new study published this week in the Journal of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology found that involving parents in the treatment of children with disruptive behavior disorders (DBDs) has the best results. Researchers compared more than 20 other therapeutic approaches used in the treatment of DBDs.

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Research Shows Benefit of Pediatric-Based Brief Behavioral Treatment

April 27, 2017 | Emily Taylor

Results of a randomized clinical trial published this month in JAMA Psychiatry found that 56.8% of youths in pediatric-based behavioral treatment were clinically improved compared with 28.2% of youths provided with assisted referral. Improvement was greater for Hispanic youths, with 76.5% of those in behavioral treatment improving compared with 7.1% of referred youths.

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Issue Brief: A Call for Comprehensive Perinatal Psychotherapy Training

April 21, 2017 | Emily Taylor

A new issue brief from SPARC and UMass and written by Carolyn Broudy outlines the need for perinatal psychotherapy training to better treat perinatal depression and avoid negative outcomes for mothers, infants and families.

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Early Intervention Can Help Combat Depression in Children

April 19, 2017 | Emily Taylor

A recent article from a New Jersey paper highlights ways local pediatricians are working to identify and treat depression and other mental health issues early with screening tools and collaborative care approaches. One pilot program will bring a licensed social worker and psychiatrist into the pediatric primary care office, and in another program a psychologist and a “patient navigator” will work with parents when children are diagnosed as needing treatment for a mental health issue.

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