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Trends report on children's mental health and wellness: Are the Children Well?
recently spoke with researchers about children’s mental health and what can be
done to improve services for our nation’s youth. The feedback was included in
a report, entitled Are the Children Well? and can now be viewed and
downloaded on the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation website.
The Foundation is hosting an online discussion forum that you would be most
welcome to contribute to. The forum is located here.
things you might not know about IEPs
Are there students with disabilities in your
class this year? If so, we've written this blog for you. It's about
the importance of knowing your students' IEPs --their learning goals,
any accommodations needed to support their learning, and a LOT more.
IEPs contain valuable information about students that their teachers
need to know.
Here, we look at six things you might not know
about the information you can find in your students' IEPs.
Teen Brain: Still Under Construction
describes changes in the brain that occur during the teen years, and the
significance of this stage of development.
One of the ways that scientists have searched for the
causes of mental illness is by studying the development of the brain
from birth to adulthood. Powerful new technologies have enabled them to
track the growth of the brain and to investigate the connections between
brain function, development, and behavior.
The research has turned up some surprises, among them
the discovery of striking changes taking place during the teen years.
These findings have altered long-held assumptions about the timing of
brain maturation. In key ways, the brain doesn’t look like that of an
adult until the early 20s.
Us: A Guide Written by Families for Residential Providers.
Building Bridges Initiative’s Family Advisory Network (FAN)
developed this guide
as a tool to support providers in their efforts to improve the
experiences and outcomes for children and families. The goal of this guide
is to deepen family-driven practice and promote better engagement with
the Mental Health & Well-being of America's Children
this link to view the Fact Sheet)
hope that you find this fact sheet helpful in your advocacy activities. We
also see great value in sharing this fact sheet with state lawmakers,
community leaders to help educate and inform them about children’s MH in America. We are pleased these collective groups could come together to agree on
the facts and the critical need to improve early identification and
intervention. As always, thanks for your incredible dedication to
improving the lives of children and families.