News from the Field Related to Wraparound

Family First Planning and Implementation Toolkits

October 17, 2021 Nicole Aue

These toolkits are designed to help jurisdictions capitalize on the opportunities provided under the Family First Prevention Services Act. Part 1 focuses on planning and readiness, and Part 2 focuses on implementation and change management.

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Sibling Bullying Linked to Poor Mental Health Years Later

October 17, 2021 Nicole Aue

New research finds that children who consistently bully a sibling at a young age can push their brother or sister towards a greater risk of mental health and overall well-being issues later on in adolescence.

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Neighborhood Gun Violence Means Worse Mental Health for Kids

October 17, 2021 Nicole Aue

Living within a few blocks of a shooting increases the risk that a child will end up visiting the emergency department for mental health-related problems.

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Witnessing a Parent’s Arrest Can Get ‘Under The Skin’ of a Child

October 17, 2021 Nicole Aue

This policy brief describes the effects on children of witnessing a parent’s arrest, and offers policy recommendations to reduce trauma.

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Living Near Woodlands Is Good for Children’s Mental Health

September 12, 2021 Nicole Aue

Analysis of children and young people’s proximity to woodlands has shown links with better cognitive development and a lower risk of emotional and behavioral problems, in new research that could influence planning decisions in urban areas.

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“Ecological Grief” Impacts Children and Youth

September 12, 2021 Nicole Aue

Seeing the impacts of climate change and ecological degradation is impacting young people’s mental health.

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Preventing Juvenile Justice and Child Welfare Involvement

September 12, 2021 Nicole Aue

This report explores a variety of approaches to prevention, hoping to promote “upstream” efforts and work across systems and in partnership with youth, families and communities in a new and impactful manner.

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Youth Experiences of Institutional Placements in Foster Care

September 12, 2021 Nicole Aue

This report shares the stories and insights of youth with lived experience in foster care and institutional placements, and provides their perspectives on reforming or ending these living situations.

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Virtual Best Practices Guide

September 12, 2021 Nicole Aue

This guide, from a well-respected community mental health provider, describes best practices for using virtual technology tools to teach vocational skills, build connections with young people and employers, and support internship success.

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Faith Communities and the Well-Being of LGBT Youth

September 12, 2021 Nicole Aue

This booklet addresses ways in which faith leaders and faith communities can support LGBT youth in their communities to mitigate mental health challenges.

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