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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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Parenting an Introverted Child

May 13, 2022 | NWI

Experts explain how to identify introversion in children, and offer parenting tips for raising an introverted child.

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Girls and Young Women More Likely to Drink Alcohol

May 13, 2022 | NWI

For at least the past two decades, data showed that boys and young men were more likely to drink than girls and young women. However, data now show that girls and young women, ages 12 to 20, are drinking more alcohol than their male counterparts. Alcohol use by people under the legal drinking age of 21 has decreased over the past few decades, but the decreases have been more pronounced for males than females. In 2020, more girls and young women reported past-month alcohol use than boys and young men.

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New Research on Peer Support in Wraparound

May 13, 2022 | NWI

This new article, published in Psychiatric Services, reports on a study that investigated a skills enhancement and role clarification training intervention for young adult peer support specialists (YPSSs) in Wraparound. The results showed gains in YPSSs’ skills and confidence in providing person-centered planning to the young people they worked with as well as reduced job-related anxiety and high training satisfaction.

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Child Welfare Publications in Spanish

April 4, 2022 | NWI

The Child Welfare Information Gateway provides an index of its Spanish-language publications. Most of these are factsheets for families.

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New Resources to Teach Children Coping Skills

April 4, 2022 | NWI

The Child Mind Institute has released a series of free, evidence-based video and print resources that caregivers and educators can use to teach their kids critical mental health and coping skills.

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Loneliness Damages Children’s Mental Health and Their Grades

April 4, 2022 | NWI

Children who feel lonely are more likely to leave school with worse grades than classmates who never experience loneliness. Even a temporary bout of loneliness at age 12 puts children at risk of worse qualifications when they leave school up to six years later, according to a new study.

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Racial-Ethnic Disparities in Wraparound

April 4, 2022 | NWI

Previous research has illustrated significant disparities in outcomes of non-Wraparound care on the basis of youths’ race-ethnicity. This study aimed to fill a research gap by examining disparities in outcomes for families receiving Wraparound care coordination within a system of care.

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Youth Incarceration in the United States

February 24, 2022 | NWI

This infographic from the Annie E. Casey Foundation shows that public agencies made enormous progress reducing youth incarceration between 1995 and 2019, reflecting the deep declines in juvenile arrests over the same period. However, some harmful practices remained stubbornly entrenched, such as an overreliance on incarceration once youth are referred to the juvenile justice system, especially for Black and Native American youth.

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Surprising Findings on Self-Harm During the Pandemic

February 24, 2022 | NWI

A study from Canada finds that, contrary to what many predicted, in the first 15 months of the pandemic, there was a decline in hospital care for either self-harm or overdose in teenagers and adolescents.

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