Highlights important research and information related to the study of children and youth in social work. Identifies resources on domestic violence and family issues.
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Identifies the goals and conditions necessary to chart a path toward effective family engagement efforts that are linked to student achievement and school improvement. It was devised using the research on effective family engagement and home–school partnership strategies and practices, adult learning and motivation, and leadership development.
Captures the substantive content that evolved from the two Research and Resilience workgroup meetings, including discussion points, identified research tools and measures, funding considerations, ethical considerations in conducting research, and exploration of appropriate research methodologies. This document serves not only as a resource of current research and practice but also as a call to action among researchers to address gaps and promote research that addresses the identified key issues.
Synthesizes the findings from 26 recent studies that addressed the effectiveness of early childhood mental health consultation with respect to staff- and program-level outcomes. Across the reviewed studies, there is some evidence that early childhood mental health consultation helped increase staff self-efficacy/confidence and competence in dealing with troubling or difficult behaviors of young children in their care. In several studies, staff receiving consultation had improved sensitivity and lower job-related stress.
Discusses the challenges to estimating the prevalence of serious emotional/behavioral disorder in early childhood, gives a brief review of literature that provides estimates, and provides recommendations to improving the process of estimation.
Highlights three successful models (Pennsylvania, Washington, DC and Minnesota) for sustaining school mental health services. Includes financial policies and processes that support their work, strategies for billing Medicaid and other third-party payers, and supplementing these patient-care revenues with public and private grant dollars and in-kind contributions.
Outlines the risks faced by young children with social, emotional, and behavioral problems, as well as barriers to eligibility, access to services, and service utilization. The authors conclude by recommending policy improvements needed by young children and their families.