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How Talking Openly Against Stigma Helped A Mother And Son Cope With Bipolar Disorder

May 2, 2016 | Emily Taylor

In this profile, single mother of four, Liza Long, talks about how sharing her experience dealing with her then middle-school aged son helped lead to her son’s correct diagnosis and treatment for bipolar disorder. Last month, her son Walton, who is now 16, spoke at TEDx Boise to share his story and speak out against the stigmatization of mental illness.

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Poll On Children’s Health – Adults Believe Children’s Mental Health Worse Today

April 25, 2016 | Emily Taylor

According to the C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital National Poll on Children’s Health, 55 percent of adults polled believe kids’ mental health is worse today than for their own generation.

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Resource: National Child Traumatic Stress Network Treatment and Intervention Fact Sheets

April 21, 2016 | Emily Taylor

The National Child Traumatic Stress Network has released a set of “Training Guidelines” for interventions to treat a variety of child traumatic stress including Trauma Focused-Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Intervention for Trauma in Schools and Parent-Child Interaction Therapy. The new guidelines describe what training is recommended or required to provide, supervise, or train others in each model as well as how to communicate information about interventions to assist agencies in making decisions about their training needs.

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CDC: Social Factors Associated with Children’s Behavioral Health

April 19, 2016 | Emily Taylor

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) published a new study looking at health care, family, and community factors related to mental, behavioral, and developmental disorders (MBDDs) among children aged two to eight years in the U.S. Researchers found that one out of seven children aged two to eight years were reported to have a diagnosed MBDD. Study findings highlight specific health care, family, and community factors that could be addressed through collaborative policy and programmatic efforts at national, state, and local levels.

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Witnessing Violence Harms Children’s Mental Health

March 30, 2016 | Emily Taylor

In this article, Daniel J. Flannery, Professor and Director of the Begun Center for Violence Prevention Research and Education, Case Western Reserve University and Mark I. Singer, Professor of Family and Child Welfare, Case Western University, highlight study results on the negative impact of exposure to violence on children’s mental health. For example, high levels of exposure to violence (either as witness or victim) as children has been connected to greater levels of depression, anger and anxiety, as well as greater desensitization to violence.

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New Studies: Trans Youth and Mental Health

March 30, 2016 | Emily Taylor

Two recently published studies explore the effects of socialization patterns on transgender youth. One of the recent studies, focused on 16-29 year old women, found that “the rate of psychiatric disorders and substance dependence among these women was 1.7 to 3.6 times greater than in the general population”. These young people grew up in poverty with little acceptance of their gender identities. The other study assessed the mental health of 73 transgender 3-12 year old children in Washington state and the results showed that this group did “not experience any more depression, and had only slightly more anxiety, than their siblings and non-transgender peers”. In contrast, these young people grew up in relatively affluent households and were more emotionally supported.

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It’s never too early to intervene for at-risk children

August 12, 2015 | NWI

New evidence suggests that early intervention for at-risk children of mothers with bipolar disorder may be helpful.

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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.


Study: Youth with Serious Mental Health Conditions Do Not Receive Treatment

June 10, 2015 |

The number of young people in the United States with mental health problems decreased in recent years and the rate of treatment increased, yet those with the most serious challenges still fail to get the treatment they need, according to a study recently published in the New England Journal of Medicine.


Improving practices by understanding the effects of childhood stress

May 12, 2015 |

Numerous studies have concluded that childhood trauma is an all-too-common experience. Moreover, traumatic stress can have lasting impacts on health outcomes. This article, from the Juvenile Justice Exchange, seeks to translate knowledge about trauma into practices that improve results.