Describes Colorado's work to promote early childhood social and emotional development through the use of mental health consultants in schools and child care programs.
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Considers the role of educational attainment, degree type (e.g., concentration or major in early childhood or a related field), years of experience, and training. The brief concludes with implications for future research, as well as for policy and practice.
Explores interventions in early childhood that can help prevent drug use and other unhealthy behaviors.
Provides information on Mental Health Awareness Month.
Shares information about SAMHSA's "Suicide Safe" free app that helps healthcare providers, in particular primary care providers, integrate suicide prevention strategies into their practice and address suicide risk among their patients.
Presents a number of different statistics related to different types of child trauma including the number of children affected and the number of youth requiring hospital treatment for physical assault-related injuries.
Helps coalitions, public health professionals, and other community stakeholders develop, implement, and evaluate a successful sustainability plan.
Helps teens understand depression and how it differs from regular sadness. It describes symptoms, causes, and treatments, with information on getting help and coping.
Provides a new video released by The Office of Adolescent Health that reflect on what works for teen pregnancy prevention in the U.S. The initial video features Sé tú mismo (Be Yourself), a positive youth development program for Latino youth in DC and Maryland.
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.