Interventions and Treatment Archives - National Wraparound Initiative (NWI)

When to Adapt: Evidence-Based Treatments for Children of Diverse Cultural Backgrounds

December 1, 2023 | NWI

This Issue Brief describes what is known about making adaptations to behavioral health evidence-based treatments for diverse populations or children, and provides recommendations for clinicians on when and how to make these decisions.

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Bike Riding in Middle School May Boost Mental Health

October 30, 2023 | NWI

Teaching middle schoolers bike riding skills as part of physical education classes may help improve their mental health. That’s according to a new study that looked at the effects of a 6-8 week cycling class taught in schools across the U.S.

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Navigating SEL (Social and Emotional Learning) with Older Youth

September 24, 2023 | NWI

While many SEL programs and much of the research to date have focused on elementary school-aged children, more recent research shows that middle and high school-aged youth can also show substantial benefits from explicit opportunities for social and emotional development. This blog explores the benefits of and enabling conditions for high-quality SEL programs for young people in middle and high school.

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Mental Health and Schools: Best Practices to Support Our Students

July 23, 2023 | NWI

Multi-Tiered Systems of Support (MTSS) built upon effective, culturally and linguistically responsive interventions are the most promising strategy for achieving positive student behavioral health outcomes. This report highlights the current strengths and barriers related to promoting healthy outcomes for students living with mental health concerns, and provides actionable recommendations and strategies to ensure that all children and families have access to the services and supports they need in order to thrive.

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For Parents Considering Residential Care

May 22, 2023 | NWI

This document is designed to help parents make informed decisions about residential care for their child or adolescent.

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Continuous Quality Improvement for Mobile Response and Stabilization Services

April 21, 2023 | NWI

Many states are enhancing their capacity to support youth and families experiencing a behavioral health crisis by implementing the Mobile Response and Stabilization Services (MRSS) best practice model. A key element of the long-term success of MRSS is a data-driven continuous quality improvement (CQI) process. This new resource provides detailed guidance for developing an effective CQI process.

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Evidence and Action to Support and Affirm LGBTQI+

April 21, 2023 | NWI

This report from SAMHSA provides behavioral health professionals, researchers, policymakers and other audiences with a comprehensive research overview and accurate information about effective and ineffective therapeutic practices related to youth of diverse sexual orientation and gender identity.

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Engagement in Enjoyable Activities Promotes Mental Health

March 10, 2023 | NWI

A new systematic research review finds that interventions that promote youth and young adult participation in pleasurable activities has positive impacts on symptoms of depression and anxiety; and that such interventions may be developmentally well-suited to address young people’s mental health problems.

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Can Digital Tools Alleviate Youth Mental Health Crisis?

March 10, 2023 | NWI

Mental health services are under an unprecedented strain. Virtual therapy sessions and mental health apps are emerging to fill the gap.

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Tablet-Based Screening Doubles Detection of Youth Psychosis

March 10, 2023 | NWI

Asking young people to take a short survey on a tablet before their appointments may help mental health providers identify those at risk of psychosis. A new study found that when patients took a 21-question pre-visit survey, more than twice as many were identified at risk of psychosis compared to those who did not complete the survey.

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