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News from the field

News relevant to NWI members from around the nation and around the world. 
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  • 14 Oct 2014 12:36 PM | John Ossowski (Administrator)
    Maternal mortality has been been replaced by suicide as the leading cause of death among adolescent girls. This article discusses the new trend and points to some resources to help prevent this new world-wide pandemic.


  • 14 Oct 2014 12:31 PM | John Ossowski (Administrator)

    Leading Change 2.0: Advancing the Behavioral Health of the Nation describes six key strategies that will guide SAMHSA's work through 2018. This resource is available for free download through the SAMHSA web site.


  • 14 Oct 2014 12:28 PM | John Ossowski (Administrator)
    Nationally, children in foster care are prescribed psychotropic drugs at alarmingly high rates. This article describes how advocates in Alameda County, California are taking on this tough issue.


  • 15 Sep 2014 2:55 PM | John Ossowski (Administrator)

    The CDC recently published a recording of a webinar detailing evidence-based recommendations about the safety and effectiveness of contraceptive methods for teens. Watch the full webinar online today.

  • 15 Sep 2014 2:52 PM | John Ossowski (Administrator)

    A new report published in Pediatrics describes some disturbing trends. Many adolescents with eating disorders are going untreated or misdiagnosed. Additionally, eating disorders are increasingly being found in younger children. The full report is available for fee online.

  • 15 Sep 2014 2:47 PM | John Ossowski (Administrator)

    Adolescents can face a number of challenges when it comes to getting a good night's sleep. This new report (available for free on-line) documents causes of sleep loss ranging from electronic media usage to earlier school start times.  It also discusses the implications of sleep loss for physical and mental health.

  • 15 Sep 2014 2:44 PM | John Ossowski (Administrator)

    Throughout September and October, young people across the nation will take part in “Text, Talk, Act”, a unique text-driven conversation about mental health.  Youth will gather in small groups and receive a number of conversation topics via text.  Together they will discuss the questions and text their responses and see results from the on-going conversation.  Register to participate in Text, Talk, Act events on October 6th and win some great prizes!

  • 02 Sep 2014 12:22 PM | John Ossowski (Administrator)
    This is a series of webinars, office hours and consultations that focuses on evidence-based practices that are effective in Systems of Care; learning from practice-based evidence and emerging best practices. You can find out more here and tune in today - the first webinar is September 4th!


  • 02 Sep 2014 12:11 PM | John Ossowski (Administrator)
    The American Psychological Association has published a tip sheet about changing diet and exercise for kids to provide mental and behavioral health benefits. ABCDE is available as a free web-based resource and contains information about nutrition, exercise and acting as a positive adult role model.


  • 02 Sep 2014 12:08 PM | John Ossowski (Administrator)
    The Effective Health Care Program of the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services recently published an intervention update on therapies for children with Autism Spectrum Disorder. Available for free download as a pdf, the report contains a systemic review of the latest interventions and calls for more rigorous research to improve the treatment literature.


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