Discusses the importance of positive youth development, community building, and youth involvement. Provides information about how you can put positive youth development principles into practice.
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Analyzes some of the most prominent mental health issues facing at-risk youth in order to provide youth workers with insight into the prevention and treatment of mental health challenges. Post-traumatic stress disorder, the risks and uses of psychotropic medications, and postpartum depression in teen mothers are discussed.
Provides information on research design and the process of conducting strong evaluations around access outreach program services.
Hosts a web-based textbook that introduces evaluation concepts and describes the research process. Topics covered include research planning, sampling, instrument selection, construction of new instruments, and data analysis.
Identifies core competencies on integrated practice relevant to behavioral health and primary care providers. The core competencies are intended to serve as a resource for provider organizations as they shape job descriptions, orientation programs, supervision, and performance reviews for workers delivering integrated care.
Reports on workforce issues related to the provision of integrated behavioral health and general health care. It also provides recommendations related to training and education, recruitment and retention, leadership, infrastructure development, and research and evaluation.
Defines infant mental health, highlights the workforce competencies across disciplines, describes essential components of a competent infant and toddler mental health workforce, and provides national examples of successful workforce development approaches.
Describes domains of knowledge, skills, and dispositions essential for all consultants working with infants and toddlers, their families, and practitioners in any capacity, setting, or sector. The core knowledge and competencies outlined are research based and reflect best practice; they support and promote culturally competent practice.
Provides templates, a planning checklist, and other tools to prepare for National Children’s Awareness Day, a yearly event that raises awareness about the importance of children’s mental health and emphasizes positive mental health as essential to a child’s healthy development from birth.
Provides practical knowledge for practitioners in the government, business, and nonprofit sectors to implement their own intersector initiatives. It is designed to support practitioners in navigating the differences in languages, cultures, and work practices that exist across sectors—differences that can prove challenging to align when pursuing shared goals in a consensus-oriented environment.