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The Integration of Behavioral Health into Pediatric Primary Care Settings

This issue brief reviews findings from the Project LAUNCH grantee evaluations, highlighting the promising approaches to behavioral health integration among the Project LAUNCH grantees and the impact of these efforts, including increased screening and early referrals from primary care providers and improved social-emotional functioning among children.

The Use of Mental Health Consultation in Early Care and Education Settings

This issue brief further examines the impact of ECMHC on children, families, and ECE and home visiting staff based on the Project LAUNCH grantee evaluations, and identifies lessons from this work that can inform the successful expansion of ECMHC services within ECE settings and home visiting programs in other states.

Beyond the Grant: LAUNCH Grantees Influence Policy Changes to Advance Child Wellness Goals

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. An analysis of recent successes finds that grantees were most likely to make policy changes focused on expanding screening and assessment, one of the five LAUNCH core strategies, likely because it is simpler and less costly to scale than the other LAUNCH programmatic approaches.

Mass Violence and Behavioral Health

Mass violence events expose survivors and witnesses to trauma, whether they experience the event in person, within the community, or through the media.

This issue of the Supplemental Research Bulletin discusses the effects of mass violence events and the sequence of behavioral health reactions after the event in adult and youth survivors. Several key findings are presented:

Beyond the Grant: LAUNCH Grantees’ Successes in Expanding and Sustaining Services to Children and Families

This brief highlights many notable and emerging successes of grantees in expanding and sustaining services for children and families in the five core Project LAUNCH strategies (screening and assessment; enhanced home visiting through increased focus on social and emotional well-being; mental health consultation in early care and education programs; family strengthening and parent skills training; and integration of behavioral health into primary care settings).


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