The Youth Connections Scale (YCS) is a tool to be used by professional to guide case planning and strengthen youth connections and relational permanence. YCS was developed in order to fill a need in child welfare: To evaluate and measure the increased efforts of agencies to improve the relational permanence of youth in foster care. […]
October 27, 2021 Amy Ard, Executive Director of Motherhood Beyond Bars and Vanessa Garrett, Reentry and Reunification Program Manager, discuss ways to provide direct services, education, and emotional support to families caring for infants of incarcerated mothers. This is the second of a four-part webinar series organized by the National University Collaborative on the Health […]
Telling the story of America’s babies is more important than ever. The State of Babies Yearbook: 2021 shows us that, even before the COVID-19 pandemic, the littlest among us did not have the supports they needed to thrive. As a result, the pandemic has wreaked havoc on the conditions that contribute to babies’ development and families’ stability. Black and Brown babies and babies […]
Check out this The Brain Architects podcast episode titled: Connecting Health & Learning (Part II). The podcast guests discuss policies relevant to prenatal to three and how these policies can improve social determinants like poverty, community violence, and racism.
This research brief provides information on why the prenatal to 3 year period is sensitive. It specifies what conditions enhance family health during this period and how parents/guardians can be supported. Finally, it describes institutional changes that can improve child care.
This episode of The Brain Architects podcast addresses how early childhood development and lifelong health are intertwined. It specifically explains how biological systems respond to stress and how stress effects the prenatal period, and early years of life.
The MN Association for Children’s Mental Health has created a Caregiver Resources page. It was developed for parents, caregivers, and family members to support children’s and their own mental health. Resources include: factsheets and videos and topics include: attachment, childhood development, and trauma. More topics will be added over time!
This guide, published by MDH, shares the challenges that justice involved youth face in receiving preventative care. The opportunities and resources to fill this gap in care are documented in this guide, including specific recommendations.
The UMN Center for Advanced Studies in Child Welfare (CASCW) produces podcasts on a variety of child welfare topics. Each podcast includes an interview on a focused topic. Previous topics have included: meditation, resilience, foster care, COVID-19, addiction and more. Most of the podcasts are 30-45 minutes, with a few podcasts that are an hour […]
Dr. Susan Mason, PhD, MPH, is an Assistant Professor in the Division of Epidemiology and Community Health. A social epidemiologist, her research focuses on the public health impacts of adverse childhood experiences (ACEs), like trauma, neglect and abuse. Susan teaches PUBH 6341: Epidemiologic Methods I. 1. What inspired you to study public health? I have […]
This guide, curated by the Center on the Developing Child at Harvard University, focuses on resources and topics regarding COVID-19 and childhood development. Topics include: stress, resilience, how COVID-19 relates to childhood development, and how to support children/yourself through COVID-19 outbreaks.
This resource, provided by Chapin Hall, shares a variety of information on incarcerated women including: demographic information, descriptions of parenting prior to and during incarceration, information on pregnancy and birth programs, mental health service needs, and more! This resource is comprehensive and a great reference for incarceration facilities, as well as organizations that serve incarcerated […]
This website provides videos, webinars, reports, charts, trainings, and external resources regarding sexual violence. It includes information for individuals working with women, men, and people with disabilities who have experienced sexual violence. Additionally, one video is geared towards survivors.
Do you want to learn how to recognize, intervene, and prevent bullying? Check out this module, designed by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA). It highlights the impact of bullying on health and how bullying can lead to internalizing, psychosomatic, and academic problems. Throughout the module, users check their knowledge on topics through quizzes. The […]
The Minnesota Department of Health compiled a chartbook focusing on rural health in MN. This chartbook defines rural in MN, provides demographic information about rural residents, shares insurance coverage for rural residents, gives statistics on primary and specialty care access for rural residents, shares information on trauma care availability (including driving time), discusses opioid rates, […]