Tools and Resources Archives - National Wraparound Initiative (NWI)

Train the Trainer Approach Appears Effective in a Community Mental Health Context

April 18, 2021 | Nicole Aue

This issue brief from the Child Health and Development Institute of Connecticut discusses how a train-the-trainer approach for disseminating evidence-based treatments (EBTs) has promise for improving access to EBTs, building local expertise and capacity for more flexible training, and reducing dissemination costs.

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Resource: Strategies to Promote Effective Virtual and Phone Engagement With Children, Youth, Families and Caregivers

April 18, 2021 | Nicole Aue

This publication from the Children’s Bureau discusses ways that professionals outside of child protective services can act to support children and their caregivers and connect them with appropriate resources that may mitigate any risks for harm during crisis situations.

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Treatment for Suicidal Ideation, Self-harm, and Suicide Attempts Among Youth

February 8, 2021 | Maria Hermsen-Kritz

This new guide from SAMHSA provides research and examples of implementation of interventions for suicidal ideation, self-harm and suicide attempts among youth.

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“Woebot” Chatbot Helps Reduce Anxiety and Depression

January 15, 2021 | Nicole Aue

Developed by Stanford University, the Woebot AI chatbot app, which delivers Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for young people, has shown that it does improve mental health. In just two weeks, users reported a 22% reduction in their symptoms of anxiety and depression.

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Black Suicidality and Mental Health #BlackLivesMatter

June 13, 2020 | Maria Hermsen-Kritz

This blog post breaks down some of the factors that go into rates of black suicide among young people, lists some organizations working specifically on Black mental health and provides resources for further education.

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The Trevor Project Releases Mental Health Guide for Black LGBTQ Youth

June 7, 2020 | Maria Hermsen-Kritz

The Trevor Project, a national organization that provides crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to LGBTQ young people, has released a guide to supporting Black LGBTQ youth in dealing with the mental health aftermath of recent violence against Black Americans, as well as additional guidance for providers working with Black LGBTQ youth.

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AAP outlines needs of youths in justice system including during pandemic

May 7, 2020 | Maria Hermsen-Kritz

New guidance from the American Academy of Pediatrics on “Responding to the Needs of Youth Involved With the Justice System During the COVID-19 Pandemic.”

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With Senior Year In Disarray, Teens And Young Adults Feel Lost. Here’s How To Help

April 20, 2020 | Maria Hermsen-Kritz

Tips and guidance from child-serving mental health professionals on how to support young people dealing with grief and disappointment due to missing developmental milestones, such as prom and graduation, during the coronavirus pandemic.

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12 Resources Available To Help Children During This Stressful Time

April 10, 2020 | Maria Hermsen-Kritz

Good roundup of tools and resources to support children’s (and parents’!) mental health during the pandemic

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Coronavirus and Parenting: What You Need to Know Now

March 13, 2020 | Maria Hermsen-Kritz

This article from NPR covers all the bases of talking to your kids about the Coronavirus, from “How do I get them to stop touching their faces?!” to “With racist incidents toward Asians and Asian Americans, is this a teaching moment for social justice?”

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