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Michigan Department of Health and Human Services and Michigan Department of Education. 2017. Transforming adolescent healthcare delivery in the state of Michigan. Lansing, MI: Michigan Department of Health and Human Services and Michigan Department of Education, 20 pp.

Annotation: This report describes a three-year demonstration project dedicated to sustainable health care practice change for Michigan medically underserved children and adolescents. The report addresses project sites, activities, and qualitative and quantitative key findings. A report, summary, webinar, and power point slides are available.

Contact: Michigan Department of Health and Human Services, Capitol View Building, 201 Townsend Street, Lansing, MI 48913, Telephone: (517) 373-3740 Web Site: Available from the website.

Keywords: Adolescent health, At risk children, At risk populations, Child health, Michigan, State programs, Underserved communities

Levi J, Segal LM, De Biasi A, Martin A. 2015. Reducing teen substance misuse: What really works. Washington, DC: Trust for America's Health, 99 pp.

Annotation: This report includes state-by-state youth drug overdose death rates and rankings, and a report card for how well states scored on 10 key indicators of leading evidence-based policies and programs that can improve the wellbeing of children and youth and have been connected with preventing and reducing misuse of alcohol, tobacco or other drugs.

Contact: Trust for America's Health, 1730 M Street, N.W., Suite 900, Washington, DC 20036, Telephone: (202) 223-9870 Fax: (202) 223-9871 E-mail: Web Site: Available from the website.

Keywords: Adolescents, Alcohol consumption attitudes, Alcohol consumption behavior, Children, Drug use attitudes, Drug use behavior, Health education, Health policy, Prevention programs, Protective factors, Risk factors, Smoking, Tobacco use, Young adults

Morgan E, Salomon N, Plotkin M, Cohen R. 2014. The school discipline consensus report: Strategies from the field to keep students engaged in school and out of the juvenile justice system. Lexington, KY: Council of State Governments, 436 pp.

Annotation: This report presents strategies to support educators and minimize school systems' dependence on suspension, expulsion, and arrest to manage student behaviors while promoting safe and productive learning environments that improve academic outcomes for all students and reduce their involvement in the juvenile justice system. Topics include conditions for learning, targeted behavioral interventions, school-police partnerships, courts and juvenile justice, information sharing, and data collection.

Contact: Council of State Governments, 2760 Research Park Drive, P. O. Box 11910, Lexington, KY 40578-1910, Telephone: (859) 244-8000 Secondary Telephone: (800) 800-1910 Fax: (859) 244-8001 E-mail: Web Site: Available from the website.

Keywords: Behavior problems, Collaboration, Criminal justice system, Discipline, Juvenile justice, Learning, Policy development, Prevention programs, Public private partnerships, Risk factors, School age children, School attendance, School failure, School role, School safety, Students, Systems development

Abram KM, Choe JY, Washburn JJ, Teplin LA, King DC, Dulcan MK, Bassett ED. 2014. Suicidal thoughts and behaviors among detained youth. U.S. Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, 11 pp. (Juvenile Justice Bulletin )

Annotation: This bulletin examines suicidal thoughts and behaviors among 1,829 children and adolescents (ages 10 to 18) in the Northwestern Juvenile Project, a longitudinal study of children and adolescents detained at the Cook County Juvenile Temporary Detention Center in Chicago, IL. Contents include a description of the study literature review and methods, and a discussion of the findings. Topics include hopelessness, thoughts about death and dying, thoughts about suicide, suicide plan, telling someone about suicidal thoughts, suicide attempts, and psychiatric disorders that may increase the odds of suicide attempts.

Contact: U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, 810 Seventh Street, N.W., Washington, DC 20531, Telephone: (202) 307-5911 Web Site: Available from the website.

Keywords: Adolescents, Attempted suicide, Children, Juvenile justice, Longitudinal studies, Mental health, Psychiatric disorders, Risk factors, Self destructive behavior, Statistical analysis

Safe Kids Worldwide. 2014. Changing the culture of youth sports. Washington, DC: Safe Kids Worldwide, 23 pp.

Annotation: This report presents findings from a survey of athletes in grades 7-10, coaches of athletes in grades 7-10, and parents with children who play sports in grades 1-10 about sports injuries and what is being done to keep young athletes safe while playing sports. The report provides information on sports injuries in children, players who play injured, injuries resulting from foul play, and opportunities to improve coaches' knowledge and skills. Tips on sports safety are also included.

Contact: Safe Kids Worldwide, 1301 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W., Suite 1000, Washington, DC 20004-1707, Telephone: (202) 662-0600 Fax: (202) 393-2072 E-mail: Web Site: Available from the website.

Keywords: Athletes, Child safety, Children, Injury prevention, International health, International programs, Program improvement, Recreational safety, Risk taking, Safety programs, Sports equipment, Sports injuries, Team sports

Schmit S, Matthews H, Smith S, Robbins T. 2013. Investing in young children: A fact sheet on early care and education participation, access, and quality. New York, NY: National Center for Children in Poverty; Washington, DC: Center for Law and Social Policy, 13 pp.

Annotation: This fact sheet provides information about early care and education for young children. The fact sheet offers information about the percentage of young children in each state experiencing risks related to poor educational outcomes, shows trends in federal and state investments in early care and education programs, and discusses state policies related to both access and quality.

Contact: National Center for Children in Poverty, 215 West 125th Street, Third Floor, New York, NY 10027, Telephone: (646) 284-9600 Fax: (646) 284-9623 E-mail: Web Site: Available from the website.

Keywords: Child care, Costs, Early childhood education, Educational attainment, Educational programs, High risk children, Programs, Public policy, State programs, Trends, Young children

Bandy T, Andrews KM, Moore KA. 2012. Disadvantaged families and child outcomes: The importance of emotional support for mothers. Child Trends, 9 pp. (Research-to-results brief)

Annotation: This research brief focuses on the link between the level of support that mothers facing social and economic disadvantages receive in raising their children and their children's development. The brief provides background on the challenges faced by children from socially and emotionally disadvantaged families, describes the analysis the authors conducted, and presents findings.

Contact: Child Trends, 7315 Wisconsin Avenue, Suite 1200 W, Bethesda, MD 20814, Telephone: (240) 223-9200 E-mail: Web Site: Available from the website.

Keywords: Academic achievement, Adolescent attitudes, Adolescent behavior, Adolescent development, Adolescents, Child attitudes, Child behavior, Child development, Children, Communities, Early childhood development, Families, Family support, High risk groups, Income factors, Low income groups, Mental health, Mothers, Research, Socioeconomic factors, Statistical data

Robbins T, Stagman S, Smith S. 2012. Young children at risk: National and state prevalence of risk factors. New York, NY: National Center for Children in Poverty, 4 pp.

Annotation: This fact sheet discusses risk factors, particularly economic hardship, for children at risk for academic failure and poor health. The purpose of the fact sheet is to provide information about the size and characteristics of states' populations of young children who are at risk to inform policy decisions about investments in new or expanded supports that help mitigate risks and improve life outcomes for these children. The fact sheet presents national and state prevalence data, which, along with additional information, highlight groups of vulnerable children and families whose needs can be addressed through a wide range of family support, health, and education policies.

Contact: National Center for Children in Poverty, 215 West 125th Street, Third Floor, New York, NY 10027, Telephone: (646) 284-9600 Fax: (646) 284-9623 E-mail: Web Site: Available from the website.

Keywords: Academic achievement, At risk children, Child health, Economic factors, Education, Families, Family support programs, Family support services, Health policy, Low income groups, Policy development, Poverty, Programs, Public policy, Statistical data, Young children

National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism. 2011. Alcohol screening and brief intervention for youth: A practitioner's guide. Bethesda, MD: National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, 40 pp.

Annotation: This guide for primary care health professionals provides a simple, empirically derived tool for identifying children and adolescents ages 9-18 at risk for alcohol-related problems. The guide also explains why it is important to screen for such problems and how the tool helps in doing so. A pocket guide and algorithm are also available from the website.

Contact: National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, , 5635 Fishers Lane, MSC 9304, Bethesda, MD 20892-9304, Telephone: (301) 443-3860 Fax: (301) 780-1726 E-mail: Web Site: Available from the website.

Keywords: Adolescent behavior, Adolescent health, Alcohol abuse, Alcohol consumption behavior, Alcohol dependence, Alcohol intoxication, Child attitudes, Adolescent attitudes, Child behavior, Child health, Continuing education, High risk adolescents, High risk children, Intervention, Prevention, Primary care, Screening

Turney K. 2010. Labored love: Examining the link between maternal depression and parenting bahaviors. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University, Bendheim-Thoman Center for Research on Child Wellbeing, 36 pp. (Fragile Families working paper: 2010-02-FF)

Annotation: This working paper explores the link between maternal depression and parenting behavior using data from the Fragile Families and Child Wellbeing Study (a joint effort by research centers at Columbia and Princeton Universities to collect data on a cohort of nearly 5, 000 at-risk children born between 1998 and 2,000). The paper compares the results of studies that have used different correlation models, pointing out why the findings might vary. Expanding on earlier research, the paper discusses the correlation between maternal depression and behaviors such as child neglect and parenting stress, focusing on marital status and other variables that might influence the affects of maternal depression on the well-being of children.

Contact: Princeton University, Bendheim-Thoman Center for Research on Child Wellbeing, Wallace Hall, Princeton, NJ 08544, Telephone: (609) 258-5894 Fax: (609) 258-5804 E-mail: Web Site: Available from the website.

Keywords: At risk children, Behavior, Child health, Data analysis, Depression, Longitudinal studies, MCH research, Maternal health, Outcome evaluation, Parenting, Risk factors

Harlem Children's Zone. [2009]. From cradle through college: Using evidence-based programs to inform a comprehensive pipeline. New York, NY: Harlem Children's Zone, 53 pp.

Annotation: This report identifies existing best-practice models of community components incorporated in pipelines of support, starting with prenatal programs and ending when young people graduate from college, that seek to help children in poverty and those at high risk secure educational and economic opportunities. The report is intended to help communities interested in developing their own youth-focused, place-based initiatives modeled on the Harlem Children's Zone. It lists programs that have been shown to be effective via their participation in randomized controlled trials (RCTs).

Keywords: Adolescents, Children, Community programs, Education, Educational attainment, Evaluation, Families, Family support programs, High risk adolescents, High risk children, High risk groups, Infants, Low income groups, Model programs, Poverty, Prenatal care, Young adults, Young children

Johnson K. 2009. State-based home visiting: Strengthening programs through state leadership. New York, NY: National Center for Children in Poverty, 27 pp.

Annotation: This report examines whether states are investing in home visiting in ways that promote better outcomes for young children and whether they meet the needs of children facing the greatest social and developmental risks. The report describes the results of a National Center for Children in Poverty survey and a roundtable discussion, each designed to increase knowledge about state-based home visiting programs.

Contact: National Center for Children in Poverty, 215 West 125th Street, Third Floor, New York, NY 10027, Telephone: (646) 284-9600 Fax: (646) 284-9623 E-mail: Web Site: Available from the website.

Keywords: At risk children, Child development, Child health, Home visiting, Low income groups, Poverty, State programs, Young children

Grantmakers in Health. 2007. Early childhood development: The building blocks of health and well-being. Washington, DC: Grantmakers in Health, 2 pp. (Issue focus)

Annotation: This issue brief focuses on early childhood development and how risks during this vulnerable period can jeopardize a child's long-term health status, educational progress, and economic future. The report discusses federal efforts to support early childhood development and opportunities for grantmakers in the following areas: supporting families, school readiness, policy and system change.

Contact: Grantmakers In Health, 1100 Connecticut Avenue, N.W., Suite 1200, Washington, DC 20036-4101, Telephone: (202) 452-8331 Fax: (202) 452-8340 Web Site: Available from the website.

Keywords: Early childhood development, Low income groups, Educational attainment, Federal programs, Family support, Public policy, Health, High risk children, Poverty, School readiness

Moore KA. 2006. Cumulative risks among American children. Washington, DC: Child Trends, 3 pp. (Research-to-results brief)

Annotation: This brief identifies five widely and readily measured factors as indicators of risk for children's development: poverty, single-parent family, parents or parent with a low level of education, large family, and family not able to own or buy a home. The brief discusses distribution of levels of socioedemographic risk, the relationship between risk and child well-being, and implications for programs.

Contact: Child Trends, 7315 Wisconsin Avenue, Suite 1200 W, Bethesda, MD 20814, Telephone: (240) 223-9200 E-mail: Web Site: Available from the website. Document Number: ISBN 0-932359-38-8.

Keywords: Child development, Educational attainment, Families, High risk children, Poverty, Programs, Risk factors, Single parents

U.S. Center for Mental Health Services and National Institute of Mental Health. 1999. Mental health: A report of the Surgeon General. Rockville, MD: U.S. Center for Mental Health Services; Bethesda, MD: National Institute of Mental Health, 458 pp., exec. summ. (21 pp.).

Annotation: This report is a summary of an extensive review of more than 3,000 research articles and other materials in the field of mental health. Chapter 1 is an overview of the themes in the report and includes copies of the conclusions from the chapters that follow. Chapter 2 is titled the Fundamentals of Mental Health and Mental Illness. It discusses the structure of the brain, the etiology and epidemiology of mental illness, physical and psychological development, risk factors and prevention, mental health services, and cultural diversity as a factor in treatment and response. Chapter 3 is about children and mental health. It examines normal development, risk factors and prevention, mental disorders in children, and health service delivery. Chapter 4 discusses adults and mental health, and chapter 5 focuses on older adults. The topic of Chapter 6 is organizing and financing mental health services. Chapter 7 deals with ethical, legal, and policy issues in the confidentiality of mental health information. Chapter 8 proposes broad courses of action to remove barriers that prevent people from obtaining mental health treatment.

Contact: U.S. Government Publishing Office, 732 North Capitol Street, N.W., Washington, DC 20401, Telephone: (202) 512-1800 Secondary Telephone: (866) 512-1800 Fax: (202) 512-2104 E-mail: Web Site: Available from the website. Document Number: ISBN 0-1605-9001-9.

Keywords: Adolescents, Adults, Attitudes, Children, Confidentiality, Cultural diversity, Epidemiology, Ethics, Etiology, Health care financing, Legal issues, Mental disorders, Mental health, Mental health services, Models, Older adults, Physical development, Prevention, Psychological development, Public opinion, Reports, Risk factors, Service delivery

Jonas E, Carpenter M. 1995. Home visiting for at-risk families: An initiative to promote Title V/child welfare collaboration—A review of state funding applications, FY 1995. Arlington, VA: National Center for Education in Maternal and Child Health, 19 pp.

Annotation: This report presents the findings of an analysis of the state applications for Title V funds to be used to develop collaborative home visiting programs for families with children at risk. The authors include a history of this federal program, an overview of the state activities derived from the grant applications, and state profiles in a tabular form for 81 topics grouped into state characteristics, grant administration, planning structures, and activities. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

Contact: Maternal and Child Health Library at Georgetown University, Telephone: (202) 784-9770 E-mail: Web Site: Available from the website. Document Number: HRSA Info. Ctr. MCHH132.

Keywords: Applications, At risk groups, Child health, Child welfare, Children, Federal grants, Home visiting, Social Security Act, State MCH programs, Title V

Hill I, Zimmerman B, O'Brien J, Pearn D. 1995. Enhanced care for kids: A proposed benefit package for at-risk children in Delaware. Washington, DC: Health Systems Research, 76 pp.

Annotation: This document is a proposal to address the needs of children in Delaware at risk of poor growth and development or poor family functioning due to psychosocial and environmental factors. This proposal discusses model state programs for at-risk children and design parameters of enhanced services for at-risk children. Estimates of the size of the target population and enrollment and program costs for the enhanced benefit package are also discussed. Policy options for implementing enhanced services for at-risk children are also included. The appendix is an overview of Delaware's service delivery system.

Contact: Altarum Institute, 3520 Green Court, Suite 300, Ann Arbor, MI 48105, Telephone: (734) 302-4600 Secondary Telephone: (800) 879-6505 Fax: (734) 302-4991 Web Site: Available from the website.

Keywords: At risk children, Delaware, Dysfunctional families, Model programs, Program development, State MCH programs

U.S. General Accounting Office. 1993. School-linked human services: A comprehensive strategy for aiding students at risk of school failure. Washington, DC: U.S. General Accounting Office, 66 pp.

Annotation: This report (1) reviews the literature to determine the kinds of school-linked approaches involving students and their families, the relative strengths and weaknesses of these approaches, and the circumstances under which each appears most appropriate; (2) identifies the problems encountered when using the school as a hub for delivering services; and (3) determines the role that the federal government could play in promoting promising school-linked services.

Contact: U.S. Government Accountability Office, 441 G Street, N.W., Washington, DC 20548, Telephone: (202) 512-3000 Secondary Telephone: E-mail: Web Site: Available from the website. Document Number: GAO/HRD-94-21.

Keywords: At risk adolescents, At risk children, Human services, School linked programs

Johns Hopkins University, School of Hygiene and Public Health; University of Maryland, Baltimore, School of Medicine; University of Maryland, College Park, Department of Anthropology; and Survey Research Associates. 1993. The Baltimore immunization study: Immunization coverage and causes of under-immunization among inner-city children in Baltimore. Baltimore, MD: Johns Hopkins University, Department of Maternal and Child Health, 182 pp.

Annotation: This report summarizes the findings of a study taken in Baltimore, Maryland on the availability and utilization of immunization programs by low-income families with at-risk children. The study considered six factors that are likely to affect whether a child will be immunized by age two: parental attitudes, knowledge, and behaviors; access to care; preventive health seeking behavior; and provider practices. The study developed a explanatory model of immunization status and projects some implications of the study for the development of national health policies.

Contact: Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Department of Population, Family, and Reproductive Health, 615 North Wolfe Street, Room E4527, Baltimore, MD 21205, Telephone: (410) 955-3384 Contact Phone: (410) 955-8694 Fax: (410) 955-2303 E-mail: Web Site: Photocopy of executive summary available at no charge.

Keywords: Attitudes, Behavior, Child health, Children, Children, Demographics, Health professionals, High risk groups, Immunization, Infants, Low income families, Maryland, Parents, Preventive health services, Statistics, Surveys

Marsh JDB, ed. 1992. Training manual for health professionals in well-child care settings. Portland, ME: University of Southern Maine, Project AIMS, 71 pp.

Annotation: This manual provides training material for the AIMS: Developmental Indicators of Emotional Health program. The AIMS materials are designed to be used by professionals in child health supervision in physician's offices, well child clinics, and early intervention screening situations. The topics for the training program are: introduction to the infant mental health field and the emotional development of children ages zero to five; clinical assessment; observational skills; interviewing skills; therapeutic communication skills; attachment problems/failure to thrive; temperament issues/colic; attention deficit disorder; teen pregnancy and parenting; and child abuse. Also included in the manual are a sample of the filled-in AIMS instrument, a seminar evaluation form, and overheads. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

Contact: Edmund S. Muskie Institute of Public Affairs, University of Southern Maine, PO Box 9300, Portland, ME 04104, Telephone: (207) 780.4430 Fax: (207) 780-4417 E-mail: Web Site: Available from the website. Document Number: Stock no.: B50104.

Keywords: At risk children, Child mental health, Community based services, Data collection, Early intervention, Emotional development, Infant care, Parent child relations, Psychological needs, Psychosocial development, Screening, Service coordination

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This project is supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) under grant number U02MC31613, MCH Advanced Education Policy, $3.5 M. This information or content and conclusions are those of the author and should not be construed as the official position or policy of, nor should any endorsements be inferred by HRSA, HHS or the U.S. Government.