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Treatment Considerations for Youth and Young Adults with Serious Emotional Disturbances and Serious Mental Illnesses and Co-occurring Substance Use

Publication Date: Jan 01 2021

SAMHSA

This guide reviews interventions on treating substance misuse and substance use disorders (SUD) in youth with serious emotional disturbances (SED), distills the research into recommendations for practice, and provides examples of the ways that these recommendations can be implemented.
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Prevention and Treatment of Anxiety, Depression, and Suicidal Thoughts and Behaviors Among College Students

Publication Date: Jan 01 2021

SAMHSA

This guide reviews literature on treating college students’ mental health concerns, such as anxiety, depression, and suicidal thoughts and behaviors; distills the research into recommendations for practice; and provides examples of the ways that these recommendations can be implemented.
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The Availability of Peer Support and Disparities in Outpatient Mental Health Service Use Among Minority Youth with Serious Mental Illness

Publication Date: Jul 29 2020

Administration and Policy in Mental Health and Mental Health Services Research

Found that having a peer specialist on staff was associated with increases in outpatient service use in both counties, and with reduced disparities in service use among Black and Latinx youth in Los Angeles County. The availability of a peer specialist with racial/ethnic concordance was also associated with greater outpatient service use among Latinx youth in both counties. These results suggest that peer support services are a promising approach to reducing the documented low rate of continued engagement in mental health services among youth
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Children and the COVID-19 Pandemic

Publication Date: Jun 11 2020

American Psychological Association

As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, many school districts have closed for the remainder of the academic year. These closures are unfortunate because, for many students, schools are their only source of trauma-informed care and supports. When schools reopen, they must develop a comprehensive plan to address the potential mental health needs of their students
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Treatment for Suicidal Ideation, Self-Harm, and Suicide Attempts Among Youth

Publication Date: Jan 01 2020

SAMHSA

The goal of this guide is to provide interventions to treat for suicidal ideation, self-harm, and suicide attempts among youth. It provides research on implementation and examples of the ways that these recommendations can be implemented.
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Justice-Involved Youth and Trauma-Informed Interventions

Publication Date: Dec 12 2019

Justice Policy Journal

Professionals working in the juvenile justice system must consider the impact of trauma on justice-involved youth when creating interventions and policies. Most youths involved with the justice system have a history of childhood adversity. Juvenile justice service systems should work to implement trauma-informed interventions that address the needs of youth with mental health and trauma related disorders. The adoption of a trauma-informed approach throughout the juvenile justice system and the implementation of interventions for juvenile offenders with a history of trauma exposure has enormous potential benefits for
justice-involved youth, the staff who work with them, their families, and the community at large.
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Ring the Alarm: The Crisis of Black Youth Suicide in America

Publication Date: Dec 01 2019

Emergency Taskforce on Black Youth Suicide and Mental Health

Over the last several years, data has emerged indicating an alarming increase in the suicide rates for Black children and teenagers over the past generation.  While research has also shown climbing rates for youth from other racial and ethnic groups, this trend in Black youth runs counter to historical data showing lower rates of suicide among Black Americans.
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Mental Health and Foster Care

Publication Date: Nov 01 2019

National Council of State Legislators

Up to 80 percent of children in foster care have significant mental health issues, compared to approximately 18-22 percent of the general population
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Beyond Suspensions: Examining School Discipline Policies and Connections to the School-to-Prison Pipeline for Students of Color with Disabilities

Publication Date: Jul 01 2019

The United States Commission on Civil Rights

For this report, the Commission investigated school discipline practices and policies impacting students of color with disabilities and the possible connections to the school-to-prison pipeline, examined rates of exclusionary discipline, researched whether and under what circumstances school discipline policies unfairly and/or unlawfully target students of color with disabilities, and analyzed the federal government’s responses and actions on the topic
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Youth Risk Behavior Survey: Data Summary and Trends Report 2009-2019

Publication Date: Jan 01 2019

CDC

The Youth Risk Behavior Survey Data Summary & Trends Report: 2009–2019 provides the most recent surveillance data on health behaviors and experiences among high school students in the US related to four priority areas associated with sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), including HIV, and unintended teen pregnancy: Sexual Behavior, High-Risk Substance Use, Experiencing Violence, and Mental Health and Suicide. 
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Health and Mental Health Needs of Children in US Military Families

Publication Date: Jan 01 2019

American Academy of Pediatrics

Children in US military families share common experiences and unique challenges, including parental deployment and frequent relocation. Although some of the stressors of military life have been associated with higher rates of mental health disorders and increased health care use among family members, there are various factors and interventions that have been found to promote resilience.
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