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Resources for Talking to Your Children

President Nancy Hill of the Society for Research in Child Development shared the following statement on the recent mass murders along with helpful resources: “We are heartbroken and stunned. Although we haven’t fully mourned or buried our brothers and sisters who were ruthlessly murdered in Buffalo, we are faced with another tragic shooting, this time […]

CDC Reports COVID-19 Was Third Leading Cause of Death in U.S.  

Recent Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR) Series reports CDC’s National Vital Statistics System to look at death rates in the United States and find that differences in death rates still remain between certain racial and ethnic minority groups.  The first report provides an overview of provisional U.S. mortality data for 2021, including a comparison […]

New Evaluation Tool in Child Welfare

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. […]

New Report on ​National Survey of Children’s Health

​A new report on children’s mental health used 2016-2019 National Survey of Children’s Health (NSCH) data and eight other sources to describe mental health and mental disorders in children during 2013–2019. This report is a collaboration between MCHB and other federal agencies. T​​he report found that poor mental health among children was a substantial public […]

The Intersection of Climate Change and Maternal and Child Health:

Centering Global Issues and Climate Justice Climate change threatens all MCH programs across the globe. AMCHP and their partners must analyze how the globe arrived to the crisis point and discover how to mitigate against the challenges. AMCHP’s Global Health Initiative held a webinar in November, titled “The Intersection of Climate Change and Maternal and […]

Minnesota Thrives 2022 Campaign

Minnesota Thrives is a collectively sourced and interactive database of current Minnesota based efforts that promote mental well-being and inclusive, thriving communities. Minnesota Thrives is intended to help Minnesota communities to: 1) Create a comprehensive picture of current mental well-being strategies, locally and statewide, to inform and guide planning efforts 2) Actively connect and learn […]

Translated Materials on Dental Health

The Minnesota Oral Health Project has translated materials in Hmong, Karen, Lao, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Somali, and Vietnamese. These high quality translations may be printed or shared with patients electronically. You can assist your clients in saving the document you choose to their smartphone. Simply navigate to on your patient’s smartphone. Click on All […]

New guide available to adapt sexual health and goal-setting curricula to different youth populations

Child Trends researchers have developed a guide that enables facilitators of the El Camino program—an adolescent sexual health program for Latino teens—to better serve their target youth populations through curriculum adaptations while still retaining the core components of the curriculum. The El Camino Adaptation Guide provides facilitators and curriculum implementers with the tools and resources to guide them in […]

Strengthening Child Care and Early Education after COVID-19

A new research, evaluation, and data agenda aims to help child care and early education leaders consider how COVID-19 has and will impact children, families, programs, and policies. The agenda gives leaders tools they can use to begin addressing racial inequities, developing new projects and data initiatives, and more.  The context for child care and early education (CCEE) changed […]

Creative Arts and Body-Based Approaches for Group Work with Survivors of Trauma

Evidence is growing that creative arts and body-based approaches have a significant part to play in helping persons cope with the effects of trauma. Backed by significant neurological evidence on how trauma affects the brain and the entire nervous system, creative arts and body-based therapies complement traditional trauma treatments by focusing on not only the mind, […]

UMN Women’s Health Research Conference: Reproductive Justice and Person-Centered Care

The 16th Annual UMN Women’s Health Research Conference was half-day event hosted by Women’s Health Research Program and co-sponsored by the Center for Women in Medicine and Science and Center for Leadership Education in Maternal & Child Public Health. The conference featured plenary panel presentations, panel discussion, and a poster session on women’s health research. […]

Listening to and Justly Partnering with Collective Perinatal Health Solutions:

Wisdom and a Way Forward for Maternal and Child Health Professionals and Institutions State Title V/Maternal and Child Health (MCH) programs across the United States are to implement solutions created with communities to urgently close racial disparities in maternal health outcomes. There are countless programs across the nation, some just forming and others around for […]

School-based Suicide Prevention: Promising Approaches and Opportunities for Research

Rising numbers of youth suicide deaths have been an increasing concern, and patterns of emergency care visits suggest that the pandemic may have exacerbated suicide risk among certain groups of youth. School settings present a critical opportunity for identifying risk and preventing youth suicide. The proportion of youth who receive mental health care in schools […]