Identifies the long-term societal benefits of investing early (from conception to age five) in effective programs for children. This paper focuses on parenting education programs and seeks to answer the question, "If we made sufficient investment in effective parenting education programs, what might be the economic benefits to society?"
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Reports and Briefs
Describes the model used by IL Children's Mental Health Partnership in providing grants to home visiting programs to fund Early Childhood Mental Health Consultants to work with program supervisors and staff.
Provides an overview of ECMHC, how it can support the implementation of the Pyramid Model, and the policy issues that arise when administrators seek to integrate these two approaches at the state and local levels.
Share an organization's story and vision for reaching out to children through their teachers, and of creating and implementing a model of service in San Francisco that is intended to improve the long-term prospects for our most vulnerable children and families.
Articulates why and how Strengthening Families can contribute to home visiting efforts and provides examples from some of the states actively working in this way.
Discusses the findings of NASHP's literature review of state policies and practices nationwide to identify mechanisms for supporting home visiting services through Medicaid and findings from an expert panel regarding both currently used and potential additional mechanisms through which Medicaid could pay for home visiting and provides state examples where applicable. Six in-depth case studies illustrate states’ experiences with Medicaid financing of home visiting services.
Describes the evidence of effectiveness of several home-visiting program models in reducing child maltreatment. We present the estimated costs of implementing these models and describe the additional information needed to assess whether they are cost-beneficial with respect to reductions child maltreatment and other outcomes.The brief focuses on four program models—Healthy Families America (HFA), Nurse Family Partnership (NFP), Parents as Teachers (PAT), and SafeCare.
Reviews the most commons types of maternal mental health disorders, how they affect child health and development, available treatments and the role of child health providers in the early detection and linkage to services.
Summarizes facts, policy recommendations, and research around developmental screening and follow-up services for those children who need more detailed evaluation and treatment.
Outlines strategies to enhance pediatric mental health at both the community level and in individual pediatric practices. The report also provides clinical algorithms to guide primary care clinicians through the process of implementing mental health care into a pediatric practice.