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Helping our School Age Children sleep better

August 10, 2016 | Emily Taylor

A six-week, school-based sleep promotion program that included a curriculum on healthy sleep habits, and materials for parents, teachers, and school principals, showed positive results for the children involved.

Read about the sleep promotion program»

Wraparound Services Measure Up in Cost/Benefit Analysis

July 19, 2016 | Emily Taylor

A recent essay on the Brookings Institution’s education blog, The Brown Center Chalkboard, discusses a cost/benefit analysis of City Connects, a program that offers low-income students personalized support.

Read the essay about the measurable benefits of the City Connects program»

NAMI Program for Middle and High Schoolers Increases Understanding of Mental Health

July 11, 2016 | Emily Taylor

NAMI’s Ending the Silence program is designed to help middle and high schoolers understand mental illness. The free classroom presentation helps raise awareness and change perceptions around mental health conditions.

Learn more and schedule a presentation in your community for the coming school year»

2016 Children’s Mental Health Report

June 8, 2016 | Emily Taylor

The 2016 Children’s Mental Health Report from the independent nonprofit, the Child Mind Institute, is available for free download. The report focuses on mental health in schools and outlines recommendations for school-based mental health programs.

Download is available here >>

Schools making mental health services a priority

May 19, 2016 | Emily Taylor

For Mental Health Awareness Month, a story profiling efforts of multiple school districts around the country to incorporate mental health services for students.

Read more here >>.

Residential Schools: A Promising Alternative to Foster and Group Homes

May 16, 2016 | Emily Taylor

Profile of Crossnore School, a nonprofit residential foster care home in North Carolina, which is one of 100 organizations certified in the Sanctuary model of “integrated, trauma-informed, whole culture approach”.

Read more about it here >>.

Texting Intervention May Increase Parent Engagement

April 19, 2016 | Emily Taylor

Results of a six-week intervention study show promising potential for mobile technology as a tool to increase parent-child activities. Parents of children from 6 months to 5 years old enrolled at Early Head Start and Head Start centers were sent text messages encouraging them to engage with their children around a variety of topics, and to take time for themselves. At the end of the six-week intervention, parents were surveyed and parents who received the text message intervention engaged in more activities (singing, pretend play, storytelling, etc.) than parents who did not receive the text messages.

Read more about the study here >>.

Teaching Emotional Awareness Reduces Juvenile Recidivism

July 17, 2015 |

Professor Stephanie Van Goozen, from Cardiff University’s School of Psychology, led the study where they found just two hours of an emotional awareness course might help reduce the seriousness of future crimes. Six months following the completion of the program, researchers noted a 44 percent drop in the seriousness of offenses.

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