Enumerates that adolescents who do not get enough sleep are more likely to suffer from depressive symptoms and engage in unhealthy risk behaviors such as drinking, smoking tobacco, and using illicit drugs. The article discusses the affect school start times have on adolescent sleep patterns.
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Summarizes the findings of a random-controlled crossover evaluation of the Early Childhood Consultation Partnership (ECCP), a statewide system of early childhood mental health consultation in Connecticut. A detailed version is provided in the Final Report.
Provides a description of the emerging evidence base that many of the beliefs and much of the current body of knowledge about consultation is grounded in literature and the experiences of mental health and early care and education (ECE) providers, educators, and other experts (i.e., practice-base...
Highlights efforts under way in several federally funded Project LAUNCH sites where local programs are testing the effectiveness of including an Early Childhood Mental Health Consultant as part of the home visiting services.
Proposes competencies requisite for providing mental health and substance abuse services in pediatric primary care settings and recommends steps toward achieving them.
Focuses on the need to increase behavioral screening and offers potential changes in practice and the health care system as well as the research needed to accomplish this.
Examines the effectiveness of developmental screening on the identification of developmental delays, early intervention (EI) referrals, and EI eligibility.
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....
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 sta...
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.