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Inside Utah’s Troubled Teen Industry

December 2, 2020 | NWI

This investigative report from the Salt Lake Tribune details experiences of young people housed in residential treatment facilities across Utah.

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U.S. Parents Say COVID-19 Harming Child’s Mental Health

June 17, 2020 | Maria Hermsen-Kritz

This article looks at a recent Gallup Panel of parents that asked about the effects of school closures and social distancing on children’s mental health.

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Older Foster Youth Can Feel Unprepared to Navigate Mental Health Care, Study Finds

April 23, 2020 | Maria Hermsen-Kritz

A new study published by the Journal of Adolescent Health found that a high percentage of foster teens do not feel prepared to manage their own mental health upon entering adulthood, despite high rates of medication and mental health service use.

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Mental health experts race to help children cope with stay-at-home life amid coronavirus closures

April 10, 2020 | Maria Hermsen-Kritz

How providers are responding to the difficulties posed by Coronavirus-related closures and adapting their interventions to new virtual platforms, and tackling the associated challenges

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Screen Time and the Mental Health of Children

March 9, 2020 | Maria Hermsen-Kritz

Researchers studying the results of questionnaires filled out by thousands of children ages 9 to 11 and their parents have found associations between electronic media use and mental health, although they say the magnitude of the impact they measured is statistically small.

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Report: Justice-involved youth experience mental and psychological challenges

March 9, 2020 | Maria Hermsen-Kritz

This article covers new research on the intersections of juvenile justice involvement and mental health.

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Child Trends Research: Special Health Care Needs And ACEs

December 13, 2019 | Emily Taylor

Child Trends’ analysis of data from the 2016-17 National Survey of Children’s Health (NSCH) found that children and youth with special health care needs are more likely to adverse childhood experiences (ACEs). Child Trends authors point out the need to work to ensure that trauma-informed approaches are integrated into places and environments where these children (and their caregivers) receive services.

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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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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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