News From The Field

Fathers’ Influence on Daughters’ Pregnancy Risk Behaviors

June 9, 2014 | John Ossowski

What influence does father-daughter communication about sex have on pregnancy risk behaviors? This new study examines this connection by observing teens’ exposure to reality TV shows (like MTV’s 16 and Pregnant).

Promoting Protective Factors for In-Risk Families and Youth: A Brief for Researchers

June 9, 2014 | John Ossowski

The Administration on Children, Youth and Families has published a research brief on promoting protective factors that reduce risk exposure – and help kids and families live happier more productive lives.

Advice on Benefits and Cost Sharing in Separate CHIP Programs

May 19, 2014 | John Ossowski

This report from the Georgetown University Health Policy Institute, Center for Children and Families, examines covered benefits, limitations, and premium and cost-sharing provisions in 2013 for 42 separate CHIP programs in 38 states. For further information, you can also access the hour-long webinar recording.

A Guide to Funding K-12 Universal Prevention and Social and Emotional Learning Activities

May 19, 2014 | John Ossowski

This guide, published by The Center for Health and Health Care in Schools, was designed to help school systems get funding for implementing prevention efforts. It contains tools and resources as well as a list of model programs.

Study on Parental Mental Health Focuses on Fathers

May 16, 2014 | John Ossowski

A new study in the journal Pediatrics showed that the rates of depression among fathers who did not live with their children was higher than non-fathers and fathers who did live with their children. The abstract contains other details and is available on-line for free.

What are the Barriers to Mental Health Care for Young Latinos?

May 16, 2014 | John Ossowski

The National Council of La Raza blog recently featured a post by their deputy director of research. This post discusses the cultural and structural barriers faced by young Latinos who need mental health care.

TA Network Implementation Exchange Series: New Webinar Available

May 16, 2014 | John Ossowski

The TA Network has released a new webinar entitled: “Using Behavioral Health Disparities Impact Statements to Improve Services for Youth and Families.” Learn about to address disparities and disproportionalities in behavioral health as well as how to create your own impact statements to drive organizational change. This hour-long webinar is available on YouTube.

News from SAMHSA

May 16, 2014 | John Ossowski

A recent news release from SAMHSA discusses new data that sheds light on the impact of behavioral health conditions and treatment on older adolescents and young adults. And the May 6, 2014 CBHSQ Report can be accessed on-line as well.

Family Troubles and ADHD

May 16, 2014 | John Ossowski

New research demonstrates that children with ADHD are more likely to experience family troubles like divorce, poverty and abuse. This article gives a few of the highlights.

“Just Learning” – A New Report on Juvenile Justice Education Programs

May 16, 2014 | John Ossowski

This article discusses a new report about how juvenile justice education programs may actually be doing more harm than good. This trend is especially alarming considering the disproportionate representation of young men of color in these systems.