Friday Update 10-7-16
October 07, 2016
October 07, 2016
Caitlin Baird Wins Gary Blau Professional of the Year Award
Youth M.O.V.E. Oregon Continues to Lead the Nation in Youth Advocacy
CMHNetwork gives two thumbs up to Caitlin Baird, Youth M.O.V.E. Oregon for winning the Gary Blau Professional of the Year Award.
Read the tribute from Martin Rafferty, Youth M.O.V.E. Oregon Founder and CEO, here.
Mom’s Mental Health Matters
The Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD), part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), has launched Mom’s Mental Health Matters, a new initiative to raise awareness among pregnant and postpartum mothers, their families, and health care providers about depression and anxiety during pregnancy and after the baby is born.
Connecticut Now Offers Routine Screening For Trauma Exposure
The majority of children involved in child welfare have been exposed to trauma. In Connecticut, these children are now routinely screened for trauma exposure and connected to evidence-based interventions. CHDI’s latest Issue Brief highlights how Connecticut transformed its child welfare system over the past five years to be more trauma-informed through the Connecticut Collaborative on Effective Practices for Trauma (CONCEPT) initiative.
Relationships Matter: Highlighting Best Practices in Early Child Care
About half of American infants and toddlers receive regular care outside the home, creating a pressing need to promote stable, nurturing relationships between children and caregivers. A newly published research brief aims to help policymakers and practitioners understand effective relationship-based practices that could improve care in Early Head Start and other centers serving infants and toddlers.
20 Questions to the Presidential Candidates from Scientists
Every election cycle, science gets the short end of the stick. So a collective of scientists—56 scientific organizations representing 10 million scientists and engineers and spearheaded by the American Association for the Advancement of Science—tries to engage them in a debate by compiling a list of science-based questions, soliciting answers, and publishing them.
Mind-Body Therapies For Children and Youth
A growing body of evidence supports the effectiveness and safety of mind-body therapies in pediatrics. This clinical report outlines popular mind-body therapies for children and youth and examines the best-available evidence for a variety of mind-body therapies and practices, including biofeedback, clinical hypnosis, guided imagery, meditation, and yoga.
Preventing Obesity and Eating Disorders in Adolescents
Obesity and eating disorders (EDs) are both prevalent in adolescents. Most adolescents who develop an Eating Disorder did not have obesity previously, but some teenagers, in an attempt to lose weight, may develop an Eating Disorder.
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