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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28736840/issop-position-statement-on-migrant-child-health
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Greater numbers of children are on the move than ever before. In 2015, the number of forcibly displaced people across the globe reached 65.3 million. Of the more than 1 million migrants, asylum seekers, and refugees who arrived in Europe in 2015, nearly one third were children, and 90,000 of these children were unaccompanied. Child migrants are among the most vulnerable, even after arriving at their destination. The health of migrant children is related to their health status before their journey, the conditions during their journey and at their destination, and the physical and mental health of their caregivers...
July 23, 2017: Child: Care, Health and Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28691838/boys-do-n-t-cry-addressing-the-unmet-mental-health-needs-of-african-american-boys
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Michael A Lindsey, Danica R Brown, Michael Cunningham
If African American boys are contemplating taking their lives at early ages, the hope for future generations is challenging at best. What is going on in African American communities that there is a lack of safe spaces for boys to express their emotions and to share their travails with supportive networks in lieu of ending their lives? The situation of African American boys (ages 5-11) committing suicide at higher levels-more than any other group-and the recent studies regarding the rising rates of suicide among African American adolescent boys (12 and older) call for greater reflection and more discourse around the mental health challenges faced by this group...
2017: American Journal of Orthopsychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28566025/management-of-mental-health-crises-among-youths-with-and-without-asd-a-national-survey-of-child-psychiatrists
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Luther G Kalb, Elizabeth A Stuart, David S Mandell, Mark Olfson, Roma A Vasa
OBJECTIVE: This study compared management by child psychiatrists of mental health crises among youths with and without autism spectrum disorder (ASD). METHODS: A custom online mental health crisis services survey was administered to members of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. The survey probed three domains of crisis management: willingness to work with youths with a history of mental health crisis, comfort level in managing a mental health crisis, and availability of external resources during a crisis...
June 1, 2017: Psychiatric Services: a Journal of the American Psychiatric Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28314460/schizophrenia-and-psychosis-diagnosis-current-research-trends-and-model-treatment-approaches-with-implications-for-transitional-age-youth
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Vivien Chan
This article reviews the current state of diagnosis and treatment of schizophrenia, describing the recent proliferation of research in high-risk psychosis spectrum conditions, which are different from childhood-onset and early onset schizophrenia, and findings of psychotic-like experiences in the normal population. Taken from adult and childhood literature, clinical quandaries in accurate diagnosis, and treatment gaps in co-occurring, or sometimes confounding, conditions are discussed. Thoughts on the impact of schizophrenia on an emerging adulthood trajectory are offered...
April 2017: Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Clinics of North America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28314457/transitional-age-lesbian-gay-bisexual-transgender-and-questioning-youth-issues-of-diversity-integrated-identities-and-mental-health
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Scott M Rodgers
Although most LGBTQ youth become healthy young adults, they often face considerable stress over the course of their lives because of bullying, victimization, and overt/covert discrimination. Families, educational and religious institutions, health care professionals, and communities help shape the experience of LGBTQ transitional age youth. LGBTQ youth have higher rates of depression, suicide, anxiety, posttraumatic stress disorder, alcohol and drug use, and preventable sexually transmitted diseases. When best practice guidelines are followed and key stakeholders take action to support LGBTQ youth, health disparities begin to disappear...
April 2017: Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Clinics of North America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28235434/bronx-teens-connection-s-clinic-linkage-model-connecting-youth-to-quality-sexual-and-reproductive-health-care
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Deborah J O'Uhuru, Vivian Santiago, Lauren E Murray, Madeline Travers, Jane F Bedell
PURPOSE: Teen pregnancy and birth rates in the Bronx have been higher than in New York City, representing a longstanding health disparity. The New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene implemented a community-wide, multicomponent intervention to reduce unintended teen pregnancy, the Bronx Teens Connection. The Bronx Teens Connection Clinic Linkage Model sought to increase teens' access to and use of sexual and reproductive health care by increasing community partner capacity to link neighborhood clinics to youth-serving organizations, including schools...
March 2017: Journal of Adolescent Health: Official Publication of the Society for Adolescent Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28087268/a-review-of-effective-youth-engagement-strategies-for-mental-health-and-substance-use-interventions
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Tom Dunne, Lisa Bishop, Susan Avery, Stephen Darcy
The majority of adult mental health and substance use (MH&SU) conditions emerge in adolescence. Prevention, diagnosis, and treatment programs targeting this age group have a unique opportunity to significantly impact the well-being of the future generation of adults. At the same time, youth are reluctant to seek treatment and have high rates of dropout from interventions. An emphasis on youth engagement in prevention and treatment interventions for MH&SU results in better health outcomes for those youth. This literature review was undertaken to evaluate opportunities to improve youth engagement in MH&SU programs...
May 2017: Journal of Adolescent Health: Official Publication of the Society for Adolescent Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27825381/cornerstone-program-for-transition-age-youth-with-serious-mental-illness-study-protocol-for-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Michelle R Munson, Andrea Cole, Victoria Stanhope, Steven C Marcus, Mary McKay, James Jaccard, Shelly Ben-David
BACKGROUND: Transition-age youth have elevated rates of mental disorders, and they often do not receive services. This is a serious public health concern, as mental health conditions persist into adulthood. Continuing to engage this population has been a pervasive challenge for the mental health care system worldwide. Few mental health interventions have been developed for transition-age youth, and even fewer have been found to be effective over the transition to adulthood. Cornerstone, a theoretically guided intervention has shown promise for addressing the mental health and psychosocial needs of this population as they emerge into adulthood...
November 8, 2016: Trials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27730441/advancing-evidence-based-assessment-in-school-mental-health-key-priorities-for-an-applied-research-agenda
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Prerna G Arora, Elizabeth H Connors, Melissa W George, Aaron R Lyon, Courtney B Wolk, Mark D Weist
Evidence-based assessment (EBA) is a critically important aspect of delivering high-quality, school-based mental health care for youth. However, research in this area is limited and additional applied research on how best to support the implementation of EBA in school mental health (SMH) is needed. Accordingly, this manuscript seeks to facilitate the advancement of research on EBA in SMH by reviewing relevant literature on EBA implementation in schools and providing recommendations for key research priorities...
October 11, 2016: Clinical Child and Family Psychology Review
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27245249/update-on-anxiety-disorders-in-childhood-and-adolescence
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Teena M McGuinness, Simone C Durand
Despite significant progress in understanding anxiety disorders in youth, affected children are often unrecognized and never receive adequate treatment recognition. Although common among children and adolescents, many parents and health care providers do not realize anxiety disorders in youth predict anxiety disorders in adulthood. The history of anxiety disorders in childhood and their continuity into adolescence and adulthood are discussed. Treatment options and best practices for psychiatric nurses are also explored...
June 1, 2016: Journal of Psychosocial Nursing and Mental Health Services
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27214430/oc15-leading-nursing-educational-progress-in-child-mental-health
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Edilma L Yearwood, Sally Raphel
UNLABELLED: Theme: Nursing education, management and leadership. Given the increasingly complex mental health needs of children and young people and the critical shortage of proficient mental health specialists, a study of US nursing education programs was done. Does the current paediatric nursing workforce preparation best meet the distinct needs of young people with behavioral and mental health challenges is the key question? Experts in the field of child psychiatric nursing practice, education and research came together to find model nursing programs for educational and clinical preparation...
May 9, 2016: Nursing Children and Young People
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27019639/intentional-explicit-systematic-implementation-and-scale-up-of-effective-practices-for-supporting-student-mental-well-being-in-ontario-schools
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Kathryn H Short
Increasingly, the potential for school mental health programming to enhance the well-being of children and youth is being recognized and realized. When evidence-based practices in mental health promotion and prevention are adopted in a whole school manner, students show positive social emotional and academic benefits. These findings have stimulated a proliferation of mental well-being programming for Canadian schools, with variability across offerings in terms of supporting evidence, costs and ease of implementation...
January 1, 2016: International Journal of Mental Health Promotion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26547360/the-what-when-and-why-of-implementation-frameworks-for-evidence-based-practices-in-child-welfare-and-child-mental-health-service-systems
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Rochelle F Hanson, Shannon Self-Brown, Whitney L Rostad, Matthew C Jackson
It is widely recognized that children in the child welfare system are particularly vulnerable to the adverse health and mental effects associated with exposure to abuse and neglect, making it imperative to have broad-based availability of evidence-based practices (EBPs) that can prevent child maltreatment and reduce the negative mental health outcomes for youth who are victims. A variety of EBPs exist for reducing child maltreatment risk and addressing the associated negative mental health outcomes, but the reach of these practices is limited...
March 2016: Child Abuse & Neglect
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26438317/integrating-care-for-individuals-with-fasd-results-from-a-multi-stakeholder-symposium
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Paul Masotti, Sally Longstaffe, Holly Gammon, Jill Isbister, Breann Maxwell, Ana Hanlon-Dearman
BACKGROUND: Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) has a significant impact on communities and systems such as health, education, justice and social services. FASD is a complex neurodevelopmental disorder that results in permanent disabilities and associated service needs that change across affected individuals' lifespans. There is a degree of interdependency among medical and non-medical providers across these systems that do not frequently meet or plan a coordinated continuum of care...
October 5, 2015: BMC Health Services Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26087438/evidence-base-update-50-years-of-research-on-treatment-for-child-and-adolescent-anxiety
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Charmaine K Higa-McMillan, Sarah E Francis, Leslie Rith-Najarian, Bruce F Chorpita
Anxiety disorders are the most common mental health disorder among children and adolescents. We examined 111 treatment outcome studies testing 204 treatment conditions for child and adolescent anxiety published between 1967 and mid-2013. Studies were selected for inclusion in this review using the PracticeWise Evidence-Based Services database. Using guidelines identified by this journal (Southam-Gerow & Prinstein, 2014), studies were included if they were conducted with children and/or adolescents (ages 1-19) with anxiety and/or avoidance problems...
2016: Journal of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/25565697/opening-minds-in-canada-targeting-change
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Heather Stuart, Shu-Ping Chen, Romie Christie, Keith Dobson, Bonnie Kirsh, Stephanie Knaak, Michelle Koller, Terry Krupa, Bianca Lauria-Horner, Dorothy Luong, Geeta Modgill, Scott B Patten, Mike Pietrus, Andrew Szeto, Rob Whitley
OBJECTIVE: To summarize the ongoing activities of the Opening Minds (OM) Anti-Stigma Initiative of the Mental Health Commission of Canada regarding the 4 groups targeted (youth, health care providers, media, and workplaces), highlight some of the key methodological challenges, and review lessons learned. METHOD: The approach used by OM is rooted in community development philosophy, with clearly defined target groups, contact-based education as the central organizing element across interventions, and a strong evaluative component so that best practices can be identified, replicated, and disseminated...
October 2014: Canadian Journal of Psychiatry. Revue Canadienne de Psychiatrie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/25194833/development-and-feasibility-of-a-sibling-intervention-for-youth-in-foster-care
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Brianne H Kothari, Bowen McBeath, Emilie Lamson-Siu, Sara Jade Webb, Paul Sorenson, Hannah Bowen, Jeff Waid, Lew Bank
Due to their ubiquity and possible influence on youth mental health, academic, and other outcomes, sibling-focused intervention strategies may be important for the development and implementation of evidence-based practices (EBPs) in child welfare. However, there is no rigorous evidence as to either the best methods for, or feasibility of, incorporating the sibling link within existing clinical treatments for foster youth. This paper applies the literature on evidence-based practices (EBP) and implementation research in child welfare to sibling-focused intervention; and presents data concerning the development, delivery, cost, and feasibility of a novel sibling-focused intervention program, Supporting Siblings in Foster Care (SIBS-FC)...
December 2014: Evaluation and Program Planning
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/25124652/differential-effects-of-mental-health-problems-among-truant-youths
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Richard Dembo, Jennifer Wareham, James Schmeidler, Rhissa Briones-Robinson, Ken C Winters
Research indicates at-risk youth are more likely to experience emotional and psychological problems. Young people who are often truant from school represent a group of at-risk youth, but one for which mental health issues are understudied. This study examined heterogeneity of mental health problems among a sample of 300 truant adolescents using latent class analysis (LCA). LCA indicated the sample of truants was best represented by four latent subgroups of youth with low mental health problems; high depression, low mania; high mania, low depression; and high depression and mania...
July 2016: Journal of Behavioral Health Services & Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/25120116/-reflections-and-recommendations-from-quebec-mental-health-university-institutes-on-the-working-paper-of-the-provincial-forum-for-the-2014-2020-mental-health-action-plan
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Denise Fortin, Lynne McVey, Simon Racine, André J Luyet, Mimi Israël, Evens Villeneuve, Jean-François Trudel, Linda Fortier
GOAL: Quebec's three mental health university institutes (DMHUI, IUSMM and the IUSMQ) and the Centre hospitalier universitaire de Sherbrooke submitted a statement to the provincial consultation forum on the 2014-2020 Mental Health Action Plan (MHAP), which was held in January 2014 and organized by the Ministère de la Santé et des Services sociaux (MSSS). This article presents these institutes' main recommendations. METHOD: Mental health university institutes deliver a wide and diverse range of services...
2014: Santé Mentale Au Québec
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/25082422/a-service-level-action-research-intervention-to-improve-identification-and-treatment-of-cannabis-and-related-mental-health-issues-in-young-indigenous-australians-a-study-protocol
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India Bohanna, Katrina Bird, Jan Copeland, Nicholas Roberts, Alan Clough
INTRODUCTION: Regular cannabis use is associated with negative mental health impacts including psychosis, depression and anxiety. Rates of cannabis use have increased in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities in northern Australia within the last two decades, presenting a significant increased risk to young people's mental health in these regions. Improved screening, early detection and treatment for cannabis-related mental health issues are urgently required. This paper describes a service-level action research intervention and evaluation protocol for use in the few services where it is possible to engage young Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians...
2014: BMJ Open
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