Parenting Archives - NWI

Research: Quality of Early Family Relationships Affects Children’s Mental Health

June 22, 2017 | Emily Taylor

Researchers from the Academy of Finland conducted a seven-year longitudinal study to investigate the impact that the transition to parenthood has on families and what effect early family relationships have on children’s emotional development. The study included 710 Finnish families during pregnancy, when the children were two months, and again at one year and middle childhood. Researchers identified various family types and found that problematic family types were tied to different emotional regulation problems in middle childhood.

Read more about the study»

National Center for Children in Poverty Policy Report

May 23, 2017 | Emily Taylor

A new policy report, Strong at the Broken Places: The Resiliency of Low-Income Parents from The National Center for Children in Poverty (NCCP) at Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health, looks at traits of resiliency of low-income parents to identify ways to promote resiliency in other parents.

Read the report»

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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Black History Month Q&A with NBCDI President and CEO Tobeka G. Green

February 21, 2017 | Emily Taylor

In this Q&A, Tobeka G. Green, President and CEO of the National Black Child Development Institute (NBCDI) shares ideas for helping children to appreciate diversity.

Read the Q&A with NBCDI President and CEO Tobeka G. Green»

Research: Maternal Depression Impacts Children’s Basis of Empathy

February 8, 2017 | Emily Taylor

A study published in the January 2017 issue of the Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry followed children of mothers with depression from birth to preadolescence to look at the impact of mothers’ depression on children’s neural empathic response. Researchers found the neural reaction to pain in others stops earlier for children of depressed mothers than in controls. The patterns of interaction between mother–child were also found to be a factor.

Read the article on the impact of maternal depression»

KSOC-TV on Jan. 26: Intersecting Identities Improving Health Outcomes for LGBTQI2-S Youth of Color

January 25, 2017 | Emily Taylor

On January 26 at 2 p.m. ET, KSOC-TV will release the interactive webisode, “Intersecting Identities Improving Health Outcomes for LGBTQI2-S Youth of Color.” This webisode will focus on issues affecting LGBTQI2-S youth of color and share ways to help providers, after-school program facilitators, families, and youth understand the intersection of identities and the associated challenges of trauma, suicide, and resilience. Participants will learn strategies to address behavioral health challenges and facilitate healing among children, youth, and families. State and local community leaders, health care providers, child- and youth-serving agencies, schools, LGBTQI2-S supporting organizations, and caregivers are encouraged to watch and participate in the webisode.

Watch the live webcast on January 26 at 2 p.m. ET»

Access previous KSOC-TV webisodes»

Podcast: Home-visit program in child maltreatment cases strengthens parent-child interaction

January 24, 2017 | Emily Taylor

NIH funded a study of a home-visit program for parents previously investigated for child abuse. The study found that the program led to dramatic reduction in the percentage of young children who were removed from their homes and placed in foster care. During the home visits, trained specialists videotaped parents playing with their children and then provided feedback for the parents to help them be more sensitive to their child’s emotional and social cues.

Listen to the podcast recording about this research study»

Parenting Factsheets for Families Now Available in Spanish

January 12, 2017 | Emily Taylor

The Child Welfare Information Gateway now has Spanish versions available of three publications from their Factsheets for Families series on parenting abused children:

  • Parenting a Child Who Has Been Sexually Abused: A Guide for Foster and Adoptive Parents (La Crianza de un Niño que ha Sido Víctima de Abuso Sexual: Una Guía Para Padres de Crianza y Adoptivos)
  • Parenting a Child Who Has Experienced Trauma (La Crianza de un Niño que ha Experimentado Trauma)
  • Parenting a Child Who Has Experienced Abuse or Neglect (La Crianza de un Niño que ha Experimentado Abuso o Negligencia)

These sheets along with additional resources in Spanish translation are available on the Information Gateway site.

Access the Spanish language resources on the Child Welfare Information Gateway»

New Research: Benefits of Close Paternal Bond

December 20, 2016 | Emily Taylor

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.

Read the article about benefits of paternal bond»

New series from Child Trends: It matters!

December 13, 2016 | Emily Taylor

The “It Matters” series from Child Trends incorporates presentations, videos, and infographics to review over 125 indications of child well-being. Topics covered include school readiness, bullying prevention and teen pregnancy prevention.

Access the It Matters series on child well-being»

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