Interventions and Treatment Archives - National Wraparound Initiative (NWI)

Best Practices for the Use of Psychotropics in Residential Treatment

June 13, 2021 | Nicole Aue

This report features findings from a three-year quality collaborative that focused on developing site-specific quality improvement goals to assure appropriate utilization of psychotropic medication during residential interventions.

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Video Reviews Terminology Important When Working With LGBTQ+

June 13, 2021 | Nicole Aue

This educational animated short, created by the Center of Excellence on LGBTQ+ Behavioral Health Equity, reviews basic terminology that is important to know when working with people who have diverse sexual orientations, gender identities, or expressions.

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Tele-Health Can Promote Equity in Children’s Behavioral Health

May 9, 2021 | Nicole Aue

Advancing Equity in Behavioral Health Through Telemedicine, a policy brief jointly authored by staff from CHDI, the Village for Families and Children, Connecticut Children’s, and Yale New Haven Health Center/Yale Medicine, includes four recommendations to support the long-term effectiveness of telemedicine services for children and families.

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Resource: Strategies to Promote Effective Virtual and Phone Engagement With Children, Youth, Families and Caregivers

April 18, 2021 | Nicole Aue

This publication from the Children’s Bureau discusses ways that professionals outside of child protective services can act to support children and their caregivers and connect them with appropriate resources that may mitigate any risks for harm during crisis situations.

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Virtual Treatment Has Been Successful for Youth and Young Adults During the Pandemic

April 18, 2021 | Nicole Aue

Virtual therapy improved engagement, mitigated symptoms and reduced repeated hospitalizations, according to a joint study by the Tulane University School of Medicine and the Tulane School of Social Work. Telehealth also enabled clinicians to learn more about patients, meet family members, get to know patients’ physical environments and observe patients’ moods in their home settings.

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Outdoor Activities Improve Well-being

March 15, 2021 | Nicole Aue

A study from North Carolina State University found outdoor play and nature-based activities helped buffer some of the negative mental health impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic for adolescents.

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Insurance Claims Data Shows “Seismic” Shift Towards Telehealth

March 15, 2021 | Nicole Aue

In addition to a rapid shift toward telehealth at the outset of the pandemic, insurance claims data shows that teens’ mental health services accounted for a much greater proportion of all their medical claims than in the past, especially last March and April.

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Pandemic Expansion of Telehealth Has Improved Access for Kids in Child Welfare System: Report

February 8, 2021 | Maria Hermsen-Kritz

This report details the findings of a new survey out of New York, which shows that the expansion of telehealth, due to lifted restrictions since the beginning of the Covid-19 pandemic, has resulted in better access to mental health care for families involved in the state’s child welfare system.

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Treatment for Suicidal Ideation, Self-harm, and Suicide Attempts Among Youth

February 8, 2021 | Maria Hermsen-Kritz

This new guide from SAMHSA provides research and examples of implementation of interventions for suicidal ideation, self-harm and suicide attempts among youth.

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“Woebot” Chatbot Helps Reduce Anxiety and Depression

January 15, 2021 | Nicole Aue

Developed by Stanford University, the Woebot AI chatbot app, which delivers Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for young people, has shown that it does improve mental health. In just two weeks, users reported a 22% reduction in their symptoms of anxiety and depression.

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