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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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  • 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.


  • 02 Sep 2014 11:58 AM | John Ossowski (Administrator)

    TIP 57: Trauma-Informed Care in Behavioral Health Services, is available for free from SAMHSA.  This resource was designed to help behavioral health professionals understand the experience of those who experience trauma.  Among other topics, it deals with treatment strategies and building a trauma-informed care workforce.

  • 02 Sep 2014 11:53 AM | John Ossowski (Administrator)

    Yes, there's an app for that!  Smiling Mind is a free meditation app that helps make a regular mindfulness practice accessible and enjoyable for youth.  Download it from iTunes today!

  • 02 Sep 2014 11:47 AM | John Ossowski (Administrator)

    Access the webinar "Bridging service gaps: System integration strategies for service providers working with young adults with mental health issues" from Pathways RTC. This hour-long webinar focuses on meeting the cross-system needs of transition aged youth with mental health conditions. Presenters included: Ryan Melton, Ph.D., ACS, LPC, Clinical Director at the EASA Center for Excellence and Senior Research Associate at Portland State University's Regional Research Institute; Marc Fagan, Psy.D., Vice President of Clinical Operations and Youth Services at Thresholds, participant in numerous local and national advocacy groups, and consultant to organizations working with at-risk young adults; Pauline Jivanjee, Ph.D., Research Associate at Pathways Research and Training Center and Co-Principal Investigator of the Pathways Transition Training Collaborative, as well as Associate Professor at the Portland State University School of Social Work.

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