This brief highlights many notable and emerging successes of grantees in expanding and sustaining LAUNCH services through policy changes that advance child wellness goals at the state, territory, or tribal level.
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Improving School Discipline, Climate, and Safety Data Collection and Use Brief offers information on how states, school districts, and schools have implemented and revised policies and practices to improve school discipline systems and create safer, more nurturing learning environments for studen...
Describes innovative strategies that the six Project LAUNCH grantees funded from 2010-2015 used to improve outcomes for children, families and communities.
Presents a summary of Federal legislation since 1974 that has had a significant impact on the child protection and child welfare fields. The report also provides an overview of each act and its major provisions.
Responds to and recognizes the impact of trauma on many sectors in behavioral health and beyond. The paper introduces the concept of trauma and offers a framework for how organizations, systems, and service sectors can become trauma-informed.
Considers school policies that try to assist teachers in dealing with the variety of psychosocial and health problems that interfere with learning and performance. Cautions against fragmented supports for students and reviews the benefits of a "whole child" approach for improved outcomes.
Provides information and reports from the multi-site evaluation of Project LAUNCH, focusing on outcomes for children and families living in Project LAUNCH communities and the impact of the initiative on increasing community wellness.
Defines mental health competencies, offers a brief overview of six competency systems currently in use in states (California, Colorado, Florida, Michigan, Ohio, and Vermont), provides comparisons of the six systems, and suggests the relevance of these competency systems to the early childhood men...
Identifies cross-disciplinary competencies for practitioners working with infants and toddlers that support effective practices across these disciplines.
Reviews some of the strategies used by states to address issues related to infant and early childhood mental health. It provides recommendations for nurturing change in state-level infant and early childhood mental health supports and services.