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Compilation of National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) Resources Related to Race to the Top Early Learning Challenge Program

Compiles a list of NAEYC online resources arranged according to application selection criteria intended to guide states as they complete their applications. The resources range from web pages to briefs and reports to position statements. 

A Blueprint for Using Data to Reduce Disparities/ Disproportionalities in Human Services and Behavioral Health Care

Describes a framework and multistep process to reduce disparities and disproportionilites in your community or state. The steps are (1) readiness, (2) community engagement, (3) identification, (4) assessment, (5) intervention, (6) evaluation/continuous quality improvement, (7) replication, and (8) sustainability.

Preventing Mental, Emotional, and Behavioral Health Disorders Among Young People: Progress and Possibilities (IOM Report)

Updates the 1994 book Reducing Risks for Mental Disorders and contains information on the status of research on programs in mental health and substance abuse prevention for children, youth, and young adults as well as suggestions for improving these programs (This content is used with permission from EDC, Inc. All rights reserved).

Mental Health United States (Sponsored by Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)

Provides a biennial survey on the mental health status of the U.S. population; the providers and settings for mental health services; the types of mental health services and rates of utilization; and costs and sources of funding for mental health services. Biennial reports available since 2002.

Advancing Education Effectiveness: Interconnecting School Mental Health and School-Wide Positive Behavior Support

Articulates the Interconnected Systems Framework (ISF), a proposed and developing interconnection of Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS) and School Mental Health (SMH) systems to improve educational outcomes for all children and youth, especially those with or at risk of developing mental health challenges. Represents a collective effort to further develop the ISF concept and guide the interconnection of PBIS and SMH toward effective multi-tiered mental health promotion for all students, with guidance for this work at school building, district, and state levels.

In Brief: Schools and the Affordable Care Act

Provides information on three school-related health strategies supported by the Affordable Care Act (ACA): school-based health centers, community-school health partnerships, and pregnant and parenting teen supports. For each strategy, the brief provides background information, evidence-based recommendations, and information about how the ACA can support implementation.

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