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Poisson S. n.d.. Maternal and Child Health Cooperative Agreement [Final report]. Rockville, MD: Reginald S. Lourie Center for Infants and Young Children, 52 pp.

Annotation: The goal of this project was to develop and implement comprehensive and family-centered approaches to early identification, assessment, and treatment of infants and young children who are at risk for or suffering from emotional and/or regulatory difficulties. To this end, the Regional Center for Infants and Young Children: (1) Monitored types of families and children referred to and receiving services from an agency specializing in the early detection of emotional disorders or potential risk; (2) developed principles and technology to identify infants and young children/families at risk for psychosocial and developmental difficulties; (3) developed comprehensive, family-centered approaches to assessment and diagnosis; (4) developed prevention-oriented, family-centered approaches to intervention; (5) developed and disseminated technical assistance and training approaches; (6) engaged State and local maternal and child health (MCH) agencies in the project; and (7) accessed multiple financial resources to support its efforts. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

Contact: National Technical Information Service, O.S. Department of Commerce, 5301 Shawnee Road, Alexandria, VA 22312, Telephone: (703) 605-6050 Secondary Telephone: (888) 584-8332 E-mail: Web Site: Document Number: NTIS PB93-158236.

Keywords: Affective Disorders, Behavioral Disorders, Data Collection, Family-Centered Health Care, High risk groups: Families, High risk infants, Parents, Regulatory Disorders, Screening Tools, Temperament

O'Connell E, Boat T, Warner, KE, eds; Committee on the Prevention of Mental Disorders and Substance Abuse Among Children, Youth and Young Adults: Research Advances and Promising Interventions. 2009. Preventing mental, emotional, and behavioral disorders among young people: Progress and possibilities. Washington, DC: National Academies Press, 562 pp.

Annotation: This book, which provides information about preventing mental, emotional, and behavioral disorders among infants, children, and adolescents, is divided into three main parts. Part I provides contextual and background information, discusses the scope of prevention, and outlines pathways that may lead to disorders. Part II presents evidence related to interventions aimed at factors associated with mental, emotional, and behavioral outcomes; discusses issues and opportunities related to screening; provides information about costs; and outlines improvements in methodologies. Part III outlines the frontiers of prevention science.

Contact: National Academies Press, 500 Fifth Street, N.W., Keck 360, Washington, DC 20001, Telephone: (202) 334-3313 Secondary Telephone: (888) 624-8373 Fax: (202) 334-2451 E-mail: Web Site: Available at no charge. Document Number: ISBN 978-0-309-12674-8.

Keywords: Adolescent health, Behavioral disorders, Child health, Costs, Emotional development, Infant health, Mental disorders, Mental health, Prevention, Research, Screening

Koyanagi C, Boudreaux R, Lind E. 2003. Mix and match: Using federal programs to support interagency systems of care for children with mental health care needs. Washington, DC: Judge David L. Bazelon Center for Mental Health Law, 30 pp. (A Bazelon Center issue brief)

Annotation: This issue brief is produced to help states and localities use existing federal programs in a coordinated manner to finance the widest possible array of services for children of all ages and income groups who have mental health care needs. The information comes from officials in states with a history of interagency collaboration, in particular mental health, child welfare, juvenile justice, education, and Medicaid agencies. It provides recommendations on how to create sustainable statewide systems of care and how to use existing federal programs to fund them. A matrix of 28 federal programs shows which services are available under each program.

Contact: Judge David L. Bazelon Center for Mental Health Law, 1101 15th Street, N.W., Suite 1212, Washington, DC 20005, Telephone: (202) 467-5730 Secondary Telephone: (202) 467-4232 Fax: (202) 223-0409 E-mail: Web Site: Available from the website.

Keywords: Adolescents, Behavioral disorders, Children, Collaboration, Federal programs, Mental disorders, State initiatives

U.S. Maternal and Child Health Bureau, Division of Research, Training and Education. 2000. Maternal and child health training program: [Fact sheets]. Rockville, MD: U.S. Maternal and Child Health Bureau, Division of Research, Training and Education, 15 pp.

Annotation: These fact sheets describe the fifteen leadership training programs in maternal and child health. The training programs are in the following areas: continuing education and development, social work, pediatric occupational therapy, pediatric physical therapy, graduate medical education in historically black colleges and universities, adolescent health, maternal and child health leadership education in neurodevelopmental and related disabilities, behavioral pediatrics, nursing, schools of public health, pediatric pulmonary centers, the maternal and child health training program, nutrition, communication disorders, and pediatric dentistry. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

Keywords: Adolescent health, Behavioral sciences, Blacks, Communication disorders, Continuing education, Graduate education, Leadership training, Lung diseases, MCH training programs, Medical education, Neural development, Nursing, Nutrition, Pediatric dentistry, Pediatric occupational therapy, Physical therapy, Public health education, Social work

Drotar D. 1991. Prediction of Outcome of Early Intervention in Failure to Thrive [Final report]. Cleveland, OH: Case Western Reserve University, 27 pp.

Annotation: This project addressed the need for controlled studies of the psychological and health outcomes of those infants with nonorganic failure to thrive (NOFTT) who have received early intervention, in order to assess early developmental delays and family influences which mediate intervention effects. The family, the environment, and the psychological and physical health outcomes of children originally diagnosed with NOFTT during the first year of life were compared to a sample of physically healthy infants who were matched by child and family characteristics. The findings documented continuing psychological risk to children with early histories of NOFFT, specifically they demonstrated more behavior symptoms, and less adequate abilities to contain impulses, delay gratification, or change their behavior in response to novel situations. The findings suggested that pediatricians should continue to monitor the psychological adjustment of these children, especially those with dysfunctional families. Additional studies are needed to: Determine whether children with early histories of NOFFT who demonstrate problematic behavioral control as preschoolers continue to demonstrate problems as school-age children; assess the efficacy of interventions tailored to the specific etiology (e.g., maternal relationship deficits, family dysfunction) of NOFFT; assess the efficacy of interventions designed to enhance the parenting abilities and reduce the level of behavioral problems in these preschool children. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

Contact: National Technical Information Service, O.S. Department of Commerce, 5301 Shawnee Road, Alexandria, VA 22312, Telephone: (703) 605-6050 Secondary Telephone: (888) 584-8332 E-mail: Web Site: Document Number: NTIS PB92-135557.

Keywords: Achenbach Behavioral Checklist, Ainsworth Strange Situation Procedure, Attachment Disorders, Failure To Thrive, Families


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.