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Mental Health Care Provider Shortage Impacting Children

December 13, 2019 | Emily Taylor

This recent article published online in HuffPost describes the national statistics on the lack of mental health professionals and includes interviews with some affected families. The article cites research published in Pediatrics that although the number of child psychiatrists increased in the U.S. by 20% between 2007 and 2016, it is insufficient for the estimated 17 million children in the U.S. with diagnosable psychiatric disorder.

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Research: Bullying Perpetration Associated with Internalizing Problems

December 13, 2019 | Emily Taylor

A new study at the Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health published recently online in the Journal of Public Health found that youths who reported being perpetrators of bullying were more likely to develop mental health problems compared to those who did not report being perpetrators of bullying.

The senior author, Silvia Martins, MD, PhD, is quoted, “Our findings provide an important extension to previous literature, and indicate that bullying behaviors prevention and intervention strategies among youth should consider how to take into account and handle negative feelings and mental health problems.”

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Resource: Advancing Comprehensive School Mental Health Systems: Guidance from the Field

November 19, 2019 | Emily Taylor

A partnership of national school mental health leaders and organizations contributed to the development of a resource on school mental health systems. Intended to help guide local, state and national efforts to strengthen school mental health effort, the resource outlines the need for school-based mental health programs, describes the core features of a school mental health program, and details opportunities, challenges and recommended strategies for implementation.

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Study: 1 in 5 Children Live in Counties without Child Psychiatrist

November 19, 2019 | Emily Taylor

Recent research published in Pediatrics tracked the number of child psychiatrists in the US over the past decade and how they are distributed by state and county. While the overall number of child psychiatrists increased by 21.3%, and the ratio of child psychiatrists per 100,000 children increased from 8.01 to 9.75. However, despite these increases, approximately 70% percent of US counties have no child psychiatrists, due to the concentration of child psychiatrists in high-income, urban areas.

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2019 Children’s Mental Health Report: Social Media, Gaming and Mental Health

October 16, 2019 | Emily Taylor

The Child Mind Institute’s “2019 Children’s Mental Health Report: Social Media, Gaming and Mental Health” is intended to help parents, professionals and policymakers better understand the online lives of children and adolescents. The report includes information on the positive and negative mental health effects of online activities and provides guidelines for social media and internet use.

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Research: Team-Based Activities Beneficial for Children’s Mental Health

August 28, 2019 | Emily Taylor

A recent study published in the Journal of Youth and Adolescence looked at the benefits of different kinds of extracurricular activities on the mental health of children in grades 4 and 7. The results indicate that team-based activities had more benefits than individual activities. The researchers attribute the difference to a stronger sense of peer belonging.

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Study: Possible Genetic Link between Children’s Language and Mental Health

August 21, 2019 | Emily Taylor

A recent study led by the University of York found a possible genetic link between children with language disorders and poor mental health. The researchers analyzed genetic data from more than 5,000 children, clinical assessments on children’s language ability, and questionnaire responses from parents. The lead researcher, Umar Toseeb, said, “If our findings are confirmed in future work, it could mean that, rather than wait for children with developmental language disorder to show symptoms of poor mental health before intervening, mental health support is put in place as soon as language difficulties become apparent, as a preventative measure.”

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New Spanish Language Resource for Parents from NIMH

May 14, 2019 | Emily Taylor

The National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) has published a Spanish version of their brochure, “Children and Mental Health: Is This Just a Stage?”
This resource is designed to help families and caregivers identify symptoms, treatment options and resources to help their children.

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Child Trends Brief: How to Implement Trauma-Informed Care to Build Resilience to Childhood Trauma

May 13, 2019 | Emily Taylor

A recent Child Trends brief summarizes current research on childhood trauma and outlines a framework for implementing trauma-informed care in programs and services for children and families.

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Mindful Parenting Benefits Emotional Health as Young Adults

April 25, 2019 | Emily Taylor

Research published in January in Mindfulness found that young adults whose parents were supportive of them expressing emotions, tend to be more emotionally healthy and report lower levels of depression and anxiety. The study, led by Laura G. McKee, an assistant professor of psychology at Georgia State, used measures to assess college and graduate students depressive symptoms, anxiety, emotional regulation, mindfulness and recalled parental emotion socialization.

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