News from the Field Related to Wraparound

How Therapists Are Using TikTok to Reach Teens & Talk Mental Health

May 28, 2020 Maria Hermsen-Kritz

Therapists are using popular social media and content creation platform TikTok to introduce young people to the concept of therapy and share mental health education.

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FosterStrong, Media Platform For and By Foster Youth, To Launch This Week

May 28, 2020 Maria Hermsen-Kritz

A new nonprofit led by those with lived experience in the foster care system, designed to share stories of those currently in foster care as well as alums, launched this week.

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Youth who understand mental illness more likely to ask for help later

May 28, 2020 Maria Hermsen-Kritz

A new study looked at how education on mental health and stigma impacts the likelihood of young people seeking help for mental illness.

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As Pandemic Batters Economy, Foster Youth Bear the Brunt

May 28, 2020 Maria Hermsen-Kritz

This article, from the Chronicle of Social Change, details how the unemployment crisis resulting from the Covid-19 pandemic could hit foster youth harder than other employment-eligible young adults.

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How to Keep Children’s Stress From Turning Into Trauma

May 8, 2020 Maria Hermsen-Kritz

The New York Times spoke to experts on childhood adversity on how to turn stress from the Covid-19 pandemic into resilience rather than trauma.

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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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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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California Rolls Out Plan to Prevent Youth from Aging Out of Foster Care During Pandemic

April 22, 2020 Maria Hermsen-Kritz

California’s Gov. Newsom joined Illinois and Rhode Island in laying out a plan to prevent young people currently on extended foster care services from aging out during the 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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