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Resource: MN Rural Care Chartbook

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, […]

Resource: Toxic Stress

The Center of the Developing Child (Harvard University) produced this video to describe toxic stress, how it can impact children and adults, and steps to mitigate toxic stress for an individual or a community. This video is focused on parents and children, but also includes information for policy makers and practitioners. They also produced the […]

Resource: Lead Safe Toolkit for Home-Based Child Care

The Children’s Environmental Health Network, the National Center for Healthy Housing and the National Association of Family Child Care put together this lead toolkit for home based child care.  The toolkit provides information on drinking water, paint, soil, and consumer products. Fact sheets and a poster is included for display or further information at child care centers. In […]

Resource: Safe and Sound – Responding to the Experiences of Children Adopted or in Foster Care

The American Academy of Pediatrics published multiple guides explaining how to respond to the experiences of adopted or foster care children. The role-specific guides include teachers, caseworkers, parents, and childcare providers. Each guide details trauma, prenatal exposure to drugs and alcohol, learning, and identity. Check out the guides here to learn more about how you […]

Resource: Learning Module–Parents with Disabilities in Child Welfare

The Center for Advanced Studies in Child Welfare (CASCW) is pleased to share another FREE learning module series from experts in the field! CASCW’s online modules are self-directed learning opportunities for child welfare professionals, foster parents, advocates, and others interested in the topics. They were developed in order to present the child welfare practice-relevant findings of research […]

Resource: Enhancing Family Engagement through Quality Improvement

Developed by the National Center for Medical Home Implementation, this fact sheet presents lessons learned from a nationwide family engagement quality improvement project. The fact sheet provides strategies for implementing family engagement quality improvement projects in clinical practice or through multi-site learning collaborations, tips for engaging parent/caregiver partners in practice-based quality improvement, and strategies to […]

Resource: Research-Practice Partnerships– Building Two-Way Streets of Engagement

Social Policy Report: Research-Practice Partnerships– Building Two-Way Streets of Engagement Three principles set research-practice partnerships apart: mutualism, commitment to long-term collaboration, and trusting relationships. Learn more about research-practice partnerships and building two-way streets of engagement in the newest policy brief from the Society for Research in Child Development (SRCD). This brief is authored by staff […]

Resource: Well-being Indicator Tool for Youth (WIT-Y)

The Well-being Indicator Tool for Youth (WIT-Y) was designed by the for youth aged 15-21 years who currently are in or in the past have had contact with the child welfare system. The WIT-Y consists of three components: The WIT-Y assessment, an online tool that youth can complete to explore their well-being across eight domains (Safety […]

Resource: National Child Abuse Prevention Month

Featured resources were developed by the Children’s Bureau within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to support service providers in their work with parents, caregivers, and their children to prevent child abuse and neglect and promote child and family well-being. They represent the work of a broad-based partnership of national organizations, Federal partners, […]

The Influence of Health Care Policies on Children’s Health and Development

The Society for Research in Child Development has released their latest Social Policy Report. The latest paper reviews the current state of health insurance for children and youth and contrasts health services with the needs of children and families. It then describes new models of health care, including ones that actively connect health care with other […]

Incarceration’s Impact on Families

The term Housed Out of Facility, or HOF, is one strategy the Minnesota Department of Corrections (MN DOC) uses to address over-crowding issues currently facing Minnesota prisons. When we learned about the impact of HOF on one inmate, we immediately became interested in conducting a Family Impact Analysis about HOF. This mother had been involved in the parenting program at […]

Incarceration Resources

The Cross-Center Collaboration on the Health of Justice-Involved Women and Children (JIWC) is a group of formerly or currently HRSA-funded faculty, staff and students working on research, policy, training issues and topics at the intersection of incarceration and MCH. Much of the below list is also available in a 2-page PDF format. VIDEO In partnership with the Extension Children, Youth […]

Practice Notes: Resilience in Maltreated Children

Resilience in Maltreated Children, published by the University of Minnesota’s Center for Advanced Studies in Child Welfare (CASCW), contains practice considerations for professionals, case examples, reflection questions, references and more. Click here for more information. This issue of Practice Notes was created in partnership with the Institute for Translational Research in Children’s Mental Health (ITR) and is supported, in […]

An Evaluation for the Boys and Girls Clubs of the Twin Cities

This study describes the characteristics and experiences of youth from the Boys and Girls Clubs of the Twin Cities, and compares their academic achievement to that of their peers. This study answered the following research questions: (1) What are the characteristics and experiences of youth who participate in the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Twin Cities? (2) How […]