News from the Field Related to Wraparound

Outdoor Activities Improve Well-being

March 15, 2021 Nicole Aue

A study from North Carolina State University found outdoor play and nature-based activities helped buffer some of the negative mental health impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic for adolescents.

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Insurance Claims Data Shows “Seismic” Shift Towards Telehealth

March 15, 2021 Nicole Aue

In addition to a rapid shift toward telehealth at the outset of the pandemic, insurance claims data shows that teens’ mental health services accounted for a much greater proportion of all their medical claims than in the past, especially last March and April.

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Racial Disparities in Youth Incarceration Persist

March 15, 2021 Nicole Aue

In an era of declining youth incarceration, Black and American Indian youth are still overwhelmingly more likely to be held in custody than their white peers.

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Pandemic Expansion of Telehealth Has Improved Access for Kids in Child Welfare System: Report

February 8, 2021 Maria Hermsen-Kritz

This report details the findings of a new survey out of New York, which shows that the expansion of telehealth, due to lifted restrictions since the beginning of the Covid-19 pandemic, has resulted in better access to mental health care for families involved in the state’s child welfare system.

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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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Increasing Engagement Of Fathers In Services Through Father-Specific Programming

February 8, 2021 Maria Hermsen-Kritz

This webinar, from the Institute on Research and Poverty at University of Wisconsin, Madison, talks about how father-specific programming can enhance outcomes for children and families and highlights examples of such programming.

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Diversion more effective than detention for youth in juvenile justice

February 8, 2021 Maria Hermsen-Kritz

A new study from Case Western University shows that Ohio’s diversion system is producing better outcomes for youth with behavioral issues than punishment.

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Coping With Holidays While Aging Out of Foster Care

January 15, 2021 Nicole Aue

In this blog post, a former foster youth recalls holidays past and reflects on finding community when being with family isn’t a given.

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COVID-19 Strips Safety Net for Foster Youth ‘Aging Out’ During Pandemic

January 15, 2021 Nicole Aue

“Transition age” adolescents between 18 to 23 faced increased risk for homelessness, food insecurity, pregnancy, and incarceration even before the pandemic, but COVID-19 has exacerbated their risk.

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Study: Aggressive Video Games Are Not a Risk Factor for Mental Health Problems

January 15, 2021 Nicole Aue

A study published in the peer-reviewed journal Cyberpsychology, Behavior, and Social Networking found that aggressive behavior was predicted by having deviant peers and specific personality traits, especially low agreeableness. Violent video game exposure had no long-term effects on aggressive behaviors.

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