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NIMH Children and Mental Health Resource Available in Spanish

April 9, 2019 | Emily Taylor

A Spanish version of NIMH’s Children and Mental Health brochure,”Los niños y la salud mental,” is now available online. This resource on children’s mental health includes information for parents and other caregivers on when to seek help, evaluation, treatment, choosing a mental health professional and advice on how to work a child’s school as well as other resources.

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RWJF Issue Brief: Applying an Equity Lens to Social, Emotional, and Academic Development

July 20, 2018 | Emily Taylor

A new issue brief from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, “Applying an Equity Lens to Social, Emotional, and Academic Development,” addresses the need for grounding Social Emotional Learning (SEL) programs in a larger context of equity and justice efforts within public education. The brief outlines the barriers that may prevent students of color and other and other marginalized youth from developing social and emotional competencies, and several initiatives that can help. The authors also include recommendations for research, policy and practice.

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Researchers identify mental health screening tools, barriers for Latino children

January 30, 2017 | Emily Taylor

Researchers at Johns Hopkins Medical looked into existing culturally sensitive tools for mental health screening Spanish-speaking parents in order to increase pediatricians ability to conduct mental health screening in Latino families. As a result, they have identified a culturally sensitive set of tools that are freely available to pediatricians, take less than 10 minutes to use, are in easy-to-read Spanish, and assess a wide range of emotional and behavioral problems. These four screening tools are the: Pediatric Symptom Checklist (PSC)-17-question version, the PSC-35-question version, the pictorial PSC-35, and the Strengths and Difficulties Questionnaire.

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Infographic: A National Portrait of the Health and Education of Hispanic Boys and Young Men

October 26, 2016 | Emily Taylor

The National Research Center on Hispanic Children & Families has published an infographic providing an overview of the health and education of our country’s 12.5 million Hispanic boys and young men from birth to age 24.

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Obstacles for non-white Latino youth

July 31, 2015 | NWI

This recent entry to the Latin Post describes the unique barriers to treatment faced by Latino youth.