Tools and Resources Archives - NWI

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»

Resources: Multilingual Trauma Resources Available

May 31, 2017 | Emily Taylor

The Child Mind Institute has a collection of resources in a variety of languages available online to help communities after tragic events. These resources are designed to help parents and those who work with youth and adolescents in talking about potentially traumatic events.

Download the multilingual trauma resources»

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»

Telehealth Guidelines for Child & Adolescent Mental Health Services

May 5, 2017 | Emily Taylor

The American Telemedicine Association has published telehealth guidelines for the delivery of mental health and behavioral services by a licensed health care provider through real-time videoconferencing for children and adolescents. Telemedicine is one potential way to address the lack of child- and adolescent-trained behavioral health providers.

Download the guidelines»

Research on Benefits of Social Emotional Learning in Elementary School

April 17, 2017 | Emily Taylor

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation has published a research brief on the need to support social emotional learning (SEL) to improve behavioral and academic outcomes for students. The brief includes analysis of 20 years of research on SEL programs in K-12 schools. Overall, students who were provided SEL programs performed 11 percent higher in academic achievement and behavior measures, than those who did not have SEL programs. The brief also outlines recommendations for implementing SEL programs, including providing training and coaching for educators, supporting family and community partnerships and as well as policy support at the local, state and national levels.

Download the research brief»

Resource: NCTSN Fact Sheet on Complex Trauma in Urban African-American Children, Youth, and Families

April 14, 2017 | Emily Taylor

A new 4-page fact sheet from the National Child Traumatic Stress Network discusses how families living in racially and economically segregated communities must also cope with the effects of historical trauma and inter-generational racism. It also outlines specific barriers that African-Americans may face in obtaining needed services and ideas for providers on building supportive relationships with African-American children and families who have experienced complex trauma.

Download the fact sheet»

Resource: Trauma Informed Oregon’s Guidelines for Discussing Traumatic Events

April 11, 2017 | Emily Taylor

Trauma Informed Oregon has created a set of recommendations on Discussing traumatic events and suicide in public meetings that may be a valuable resource for Wraparound coordinators and others when facilitating meetings. These recommendations for a trauma-informed approach may be helpful when preparing, facilitating and responding in a meeting when a participant is sharing personal experiences that may cause distress and trauma, such as suicide.

Access the guidelines»

Resource Guide for Judges & Legal Partners: Best Practices for Residential Interventions

March 23, 2017 | Emily Taylor

The Association of Children’s Residential Centers (ACRC) and the National Building Bridges Initiative (BBI), with funding by the Annie E. Casey Foundation, have created a resource guide for judges and legal partners when deciding on the use of a residential intervention for children and adolescents. Although services and supports for youth and their families are generally best delivered in their home and community, there are circumstances when a residential intervention may be appropriate. This resource offers guidelines for evaluating residential programs, such as the criteria that consistent support for the family (birth, kin or foster) should always be included.

Access the Best Practices for Residential Interventions Resource Guide for Judges & Legal Partners»

Research Review: Strategies to Improve Mental Health Care for Children & Adolescents

March 16, 2017 | Emily Taylor

At the end of 2016, the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality published a review of research in which they evaluated 17 studies to assess the effectiveness of quality improvement, implementation, and dissemination strategies focused on improving the mental health care of children and adolescents. They found that the majority of strategies had at least some evidence of effectiveness.

Read the research review»

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