Interventions and Treatment Archives - National Wraparound Initiative (NWI)

The Rise of Suicide Among Youth and Young Adults

May 13, 2022 | NWI

For decades, the average age of suicides has decreased and the rate of youth suicide has increased. Among youth and young adults, suicide is as common a cause of death as car crashes. This article explores what is and isn’t known about causes and treatment.

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Child Psychiatrist Questions Assumptions about Diagnosis and Treatment

February 24, 2022 | NWI

In this interview, Dr. Abi-Jaoude describes his interest in how social factors influence how we view the experiences of youth and in asking critical questions about some of psychiatry’s assumptions about diagnosis and treatment, particularly the influence of the pharmaceutical industry. He is coauthor of a journal article taking a second look at the research behind the famous Study 329, which found that certain psychiatric drugs did not improve teenagers’ depression symptoms better than no drugs, as had been claimed.

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What is Sensory Processing Disorder?

January 21, 2022 | NWI

Children who are deemed “sensitive” or “picky” might be struggling with a treatable condition.

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Single-Session Intervention Helps Teen Depression

January 21, 2022 | NWI

A study of more than 2,400 adolescents ages 13 to 16 shows that two online, single-session interventions designed to help curb teen depression are effective. This kind of tool is very much needed given a rise in teen depression and mental health workforce shortages during the Covid-19 pandemic.

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Best Practices for the Use of Psychotropics in Residential Treatment

June 13, 2021 | NWI

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 | NWI

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 | NWI

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 | NWI

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 | NWI

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 | NWI

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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