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Hammett M with Altman L, Severin C, Stillerman A, Villanueva C. 2019. Trauma-informed care and oral health: Recommendations for practitioners. Illinois ACEs Response Collaborative and Health & Medicine Policy Research Group, 8 pp.

Annotation: This document, which is based on the Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE) Study, provides background on childhood adversity and trauma; outlines the connection between ACE and oral health outcomes; and describes methods that dentists and other oral health professionals can embed in their practice, teaching, and research to promote health in all domains: physical, mental, and social-emotional. Trauma, toxic stress, and resilience are discussed, and a list of oral health conditions associated with a history of trauma and adversity is included.

Contact: Health & Medicine Policy Research Group, 29 E. Madison Suite 602, Chicago, IL 60602-4404, Web Site: Available from the website.

Keywords: Health promotion, Oral health, Research, Resilience, Stress, Trauma

Wilson-Simmons R, Jiang Y, Aratani Y. 2017. Strong at the broken places: The resiliency of low-income parents. New York, NY: National Center for Children in Poverty, Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health, 18 pp.

Annotation: This report examines factors that promote or hinder children's healthy development, drawing on recent studies to illustrate the importance of parent resiliency in the development of social-emotional competence among children from families with low incomes. The report concludes with program and policy recommendations that have proven effective in promoting the development of protective factors, reducing vulnerabilities, and cultivating resiliency among parents with low incomes and, consequently, their children.

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 development, Children, Competence, Coping, Emotional development, Low income groups, Mental health, Parenting skills, Parents, Policy development, Program development, Protective factors, Psychosocial development, Resilience, Vulnerability

Jivanjee P, Brennan E, Gonzalez-Prats MC, Melton R, Hayden-Lewis K. 2016. Promoting positive pathways to adulthood. Portland, OR: Research and Training Center for Pathways to Positive Futures, multiple items.

Annotation: These training modules are designed to help direct service providers engage transition age youth (ages 14–29) with serious mental health challenges in services. Each module includes information on key topics, video clips, interactive questions, and a quiz. Topics include partnering with youth and young adults; promoting recovery; increasing cultural awareness and building community support; fostering resilience and family support; promoting cross-cultural and intergenerational relationships; providing individualized and developmentally appropriate services; developing healthy relationships; planning partnerships with providers of other services and collaborating to bridge service gaps; promoting support from family, peers, and mentors; and using evidence-supported practices and individualizing interventions. An accompanying toolkit provides practice scenarios, video segments, role plays, and questions to help participants apply their learning to practice in their local context.

Contact: Research and Training Center for Pathways to Positive Futures, Portland State University, Portland, OR Web Site: Available from the website.

Keywords: Adolescents, Collaboration, Competency based education, Continuing education, Families, Family support programs, Health services delivery, Mental health, Multimedia, Peer support programs, Public private partnerships, Relationships, Resilience, Training, Transition planning, Young adults

Pinderhughes H, Davis RA, Williams M. 2016. Adverse community experiences and resilience: A framework for addressing and preventing community trauma. Oakland, CA: Prevention Institute, 34 pp., exec. summ (6 pp.)

Annotation: This paper explores trauma at the population level and how it impacts efforts to prevent violence and improve other aspects of community health. The paper also presents a framework for addressing and preventing trauma at the community level. Topics include the community environment, the production of trauma from violence, community strategies to address community violence, elements of a resilient community, and promoting community resilience.

Contact: Prevention Institute, 221 Oak Street, Oakland, CA 94607, Telephone: (510) 444-7738 Fax: (510) 663-1280 E-mail: Web Site: Available from the website.

Keywords: Community action, Culturally competent services, Economic factors, Emotional trauma, Geographic factors, Health promotion, Models, Prevention programs, Resilience, Social conditions, Social support, Sociocultural factors, Standards, Trauma, Trauma care, Violence prevention

Davis R, Rivera D, Parks LF. 2015. Moving from understanding to action on health equity: Social determinants of health frameworks and THRIVE. Oakland, CA: Prevention Institute, 23 pp.

Annotation: This paper provides an overview of the development of the Tool for Health and Resilience in Vulnerable Environments (THRIVE) and reviews its purposes and uses. It briefly introduces social determinants of health (SDOH) frameworks that have been developed, highlights similarities and differences among and between the frameworks, and provides examples of how SDOH frameworks are influencing local, regional, and national health and public health initiatives. The paper concludes by highlighting the added value of THRIVE as a tool that translates a complex set of ideas and research into a practical resource for communities.

Contact: Prevention Institute, 221 Oak Street, Oakland, CA 94607, Telephone: (510) 444-7738 Fax: (510) 663-1280 E-mail: Web Site: Available from the website.

Keywords: Environmental health, Equal opportunities, Health status, Program development, Protective factors, Resilience, Resources for professionals, Social factors

U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration, Emergency Medical Services for Children Program; Emergency Medical Services for Children National Resource Center; Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response; National Library of Medicine, Disaster Information Management Research Center. 2014-. Health resources on children in disasters and emergencies. Bethesda, MD: National Library of Medicine, multiple items.

Annotation: This website is a compendium of resources related to medical and public health issues of children in disasters and emergencies. Contents include links to journal articles and other documents and materials that may be useful in preparedness, mitigation, response and recovery activities. Resources are national or international in scope. Topics include natural disasters; chemical and biological agents, radiologicals and nuclear, and explosives (CBRNE); psychological and behavioral health; and special topics such as children with disabilities, school and care providers, hospital preparedness, resilience, and pandemics.

Contact: National Library of Medicine, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, 8600 Rockville Pike, Bethesda, MD 20894, Telephone: (301) 594-5983 Secondary Telephone: (888) 346-3656 Fax: (301) 402-1384 E-mail: Web Site: Available from the website.

Keywords: Child care, Communicable diseases, Databases, Disaster planning, Disasters, Emergencies, Emergency medical services for children, Hospitals, International health, Mental health, Resilience, Resources for professionals, Schools, Special health care needs

Hynes M. 2014. Don't call them dropouts: Understanding the experiences of young people who leave high school before graduation. Washington, DC: America's Promise Alliance, 71 pp.

Annotation: This report presents findings from interviews and surveys of young people across the United States about what leads to leaving school before graduation. Contents include findings on the relationship between interrupted enrollment and family violence and abuse; school safety; violence in the neighborhood; personal and family health challenges; unsupportive or unresponsive school policies; family abandonment (death, incarceration, other events); family absence; instability of place (residential mobility, school mobility, homelessness); school salience; peer influence and support; and school and community support.

Contact: America's Promise Alliance, 1101 Vermont Avenue, N.W., Suite 900, Washington, DC 20005, Telephone: (202) 657-0600 Fax: (202) 657-0601 E-mail: Web Site: Available from the website.

Keywords: Academic achievement, Adolescents, Adverse effects, Educational attainment, Graduation, Life course, National surveys, Resilience, Risk factors, School attendance, School dropouts, School failure, Social support, Supported employment

Murphey D, Barry M, Vaughn B. 2013. Positive mental health: Resilience. Washington, DC: Child Trends, 6 pp. (Adolescent health highlight)

Annotation: This report presents research findings on characteristics that are associated with adolescent resilience, describes program strategies that promote resilience, and discusses links between resilience and avoidance of risk-taking behaviors. Topics include relationships and social skills, hormonal and physical changes, self confidence, spirituality, emotional self-regulation, and overall well-being. Resources and references for additional information on resilience in adolescence is provided.

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: Pub. no. 2013-03.

Keywords: Adolescence, Adolescent behavior, Adolescent development, Coping, Psychological development, Psychosocial development, Resilience, Risk taking, Youth

Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs at Princeton University and Brookings Institution. 2013. Military children and families. Princeton, NJ: Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs; Washington, DC: Brookings Institution, 2 items. (The future of children; v. 23, no. 2, Fall 2013)

Annotation: This issue of The Future of Children explores subjects related to children and families of members of the U.S. military. Topics include economic conditions of families, children from birth through age 5, child care and other support programs, resilience among adolescents, how wartime military service affects children and families, how children are affected when a parent is injured or killed in combat, building communities of care, and recommendations for data and measurement. An executive summary and policy brief are also available.

Contact: Future of Children, Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, Princeton University, 267 Wallace Hall, Princeton, NJ 08544, Telephone: (609) 258-5894 E-mail: Web Site: Available from the website.

Keywords: Anxiety, Children, Families, Family support services, Military, Parent child relations, Resilience, Socioeconomic factors

Abramson D, Brooks K, Peek L. 2013. The science and practice of resilience interventions for children exposed to disasters. Washington, DC: National Academies, Institute of Medicine, 16 pp.

Annotation: This white paper considers the current science and practice of resilience interventions for children and adolescents who are susceptible to disasters or who have been exposed to disasters. The paper reviews ways ithat resilience research has influenced resilience interventions, considers specific illustrations of these resilience practices, and examines the evidentiary base for these activities. The paper places these disaster-related resilience interventions within a public health framework of primary, secondary, and tertiary prevention and explores the challenges of developing evidence-based resilience practices within the context of disasters.

Contact: National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine, Health and Medicine Division, 500 Fifth Street, N.W., Washington, DC 20001, Telephone: (202) 334-2352 Fax: (202) 334-1412 E-mail: Web Site: Available from the website.

Keywords: Adolescents, Children, Disaster planning, Disasters, High risk adolescents, High risk children, Intervention, Prevention, Public health, Research, Resilience

Maschinot B, Cohen J. 2012. Supporting babies and families impacted by caregiver mental health problems, substance abuse, and trauma: A community action guide. Rockville, MD: U.S. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, 87 pp.

Annotation: This community action guide describes the experiences of a woman and her infant daughter to point out resources that service providers, advocates, and health professionals can use to better understand and respond to the needs of families and children with problems related to mental health, substance abuse, and trauma. The guide also presents information, resources, and tips to foster unified communities that are responsive to families' needs. Topics include the importance of the birth-to-age-5 developmental stage, threats to resilience, levels of stress in young children and families, protective factors, a strategic framework for action, and moving forward. Brief descriptions of successful programs are included.

Contact: U.S. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, One Choke Cherry Road, Rockville, MD 20857, Telephone: (877) SAMHSA-7 Secondary Telephone: (877) 726-4727 E-mail: Web Site: Available from the website. Document Number: SMA-12-4726.

Keywords: Advocacy, Children, Community programs, Domestic violence, Families, Family support services, High risk groups, Infants, Mental health, Parent support services, Resilience, Resource materials, Stress, Substance abuse, Vulnerability, Young children

Cohen L, Davis R, Lee V, Valdovinos E. 2010. Addressing the intersection: Preventing violence and promoting healthy eating and active living. Oakland, CA: Prevention Institute, 33 pp., exec. summ. (6 pp.).

Annotation: This paper presents findings on the relationship between violence and healthy environments and emerging strategies for preventing violence and promoting healthy eating and active living. Section 1 provides background to help health leaders assess what it takes to reduce violence including individual, family, and community risk and resilience factors. Section 2 addresses environmental and policy change strategies. Section 3 explores ways that healthy eating and active living practitioners can elevate their role in fostering safer communities through advocacy and partnerships.

Contact: Prevention Institute, 221 Oak Street, Oakland, CA 94607, Telephone: (510) 444-7738 Fax: (510) 663-1280 E-mail: Web Site: Available from the website.

Keywords: Food habits, Health behavior, Health promotion, Nutrition attitudes, Physical activity, Public health, Public policy, Resilience, Risk taking, Violence prevention

U.S. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration . 2007. Promotion and prevention in mental health: Strengthening parenting and enhancing child resilience--Report to Congress. Rockville, MD: U.S. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, 66 pp.

Annotation: This report describes the public health context for the promotion of mental health and the prevention of mental disorders in children. Written in response to requests made by the Senate Appropriates Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education, the report describes opportunities for implementing evidence-based programs for families; summarizes the evidence base showing how programs that strengthen parenting and caregiving enhance child resilience; and presents current knowledge about the costs and benefits of these programs. It concludes with recommendations for future dissemination of these programs.

Contact: U.S. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, One Choke Cherry Road, Rockville, MD 20857, Telephone: (877) SAMHSA-7 Secondary Telephone: (877) 726-4727 E-mail: Web Site: Available from the website.

Keywords: Child mental health, Health promotion, Interventions, Mental disorders, Model programs, Parenting, Prevention, Public health, Resilience

Ciano C, Horen N, Kagen EB, Mayer R. 2006. Promoting resiliency in children, families, and communities: Missouri Bright Futures Spring Workshop 2006. Rockville, MD: U.S. Maternal and Child Health Bureau, multiple items.

Annotation: These materials are from a series of workshops held in April and May 2006 in Missouri to provide hands-on tools for promoting resilience in children, families, and communities. Contents include presentation slides, the workshop agenda, presenter biographies, and exercise descriptions and handouts. Topics include the Comprehensive System Management Team; family engagement and family involvement; informed consent and issues of confidentiality; facilitated referrals and individualized care planning; Bright Futures and systems of care; using Bright Futures tools in practice; and next steps in implementing structures, processes, and leadership to serve the social and emotional needs of all children. A description of the workshop series is also available.

Contact: U.S. Maternal and Child Health Bureau, Health Resources and Services Administration, 5600 Fishers Lane, Rockville, MD 20857, Telephone: (301) 443-2170 Web Site: Available from the website.

Keywords: Bright Futures, Child health, Child mental health, Collaboration, Health care systems, Health supervision, Missouri, Resilience, State initiatives, Systems development

Cove E, Eiseman M, Popkin SJ. 2005. Resilient children: Literature review and evidence from the HOPE IV Panel Study. Washington, DC: Urban Institute, 38 pp.

Annotation: This report reviews existing research from a range of social science disciplines to identify key factors that seem related to resiliency in children and to understand the ways in which these factors protect children from negative outcomes. The paper uses data from the HOPE VI Panel Study to explore which of these factors are related to resiliency in a sample of children from HOPE VI developments. The HOPE VI Panel Study addresses the question of whether the HOPE VI program -- a program aiming to improve the lives of residents in the most distressed public housing communities -- has met its goal. The report also discusses the potential implications of this research for policy. References, endnotes, and an annotated bibliography are included.

Contact: Urban Institute, 2100 M Street, N.W., Washington, DC 20037, Telephone: (202) 833-7200 Fax: (202) 467-5775 E-mail: Web Site: $8.50, plus shipping and handling; also available from the website.

Keywords: Child mental health, Children, Housing, Low income groups, Policy, Poverty, Protective factors, Research, Resilience

Cicchetti D, Rappaport J, Sandler I, Weissberg RP, eds. 2000. The promotion of wellness in children and adolescents. Washington, DC: Child Welfare League of America, 515 pp.

McCarthy A. 2000. Healthy teens: Facing the challenges of young lives. (3rd ed.). Birmingham, MI: Bridge Communications, 267 pp.

Annotation: This book, written for parents, caregivers, and professionals, provides information about adolescents and the challenges and issues that they encounter. Topics covered include healthy bodies and healthy minds; adolescents, families, and schools; mental health; adolescent sexuality and the case for abstinence; adolescent health and development; substance abuse; sexual harassment; safety and crime prevention; violence; life after high school; and how adolescents can help to build a better community.

Keywords: Abstinence, Adolescent health promotion, Adolescent sexuality, Adolescents, Crime prevention, Mental health, Resilience, Risk taking, School to work transition, Substance abuse, Violence

Strasburger VC, Greydanus DE, eds. 2000. At-risk adolescents: An update for the new century. Philadelphia, PA: Hanley and Belfus, 210 pp. (Adolescent medicine: State of the art reviews; v. 11, no. 1)

Annotation: This issue of Adolescent Medicine, State of the Art Reviews (which is presented in book form), highlights the major themes of adolescent health. The issue begins with a historical perspective on adolescent health. A series of articles that follow outline many key topics in adolescent health care: sexuality, family and parenting, media impact, tobacco, substance abuse, violence, resiliency, adolescent driving, sports medicine, financing, and the impact of technology on the new era. The articles include statistical information presented in tables and figures, and references. The issue contains an index.

Contact: Hanley and Belfus, 210 South 13th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107, Telephone: (215) 546-4995 Contact Phone: (800) 962-1892 Available in libraries. Document Number: ISBN 1-56053-329-3.

Keywords: Adolescent behavior, Adolescent health, Adolescent medicine, Adolescent sexuality, Adolescents, Families, Financing, Mass media, Parenting, Resilience, Sports medicine, Substance abuse, Technology, Tobacco use, Violence

Garwick AE, Millar HEC. 1996. Promoting resilience in youth with chronic conditions and their families. [Rockville, MD]: U.S. Maternal and Child Health Bureau, 28 pp.

Annotation: This monograph addresses the impact that chronic illness and disability have on adolescents and their families and presents strategies health professionals can use to help them as they develop and gain independence. It considers how adolescents and their families are affected by these conditions; it reviews the principles of family-centered care and ways to adapt them for adolescents, and it also discusses the role of family assessment and promoting healthy family functioning. [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. MCHI039.

Keywords: Adolescents with special health care needs, Family centered services, Resilience

Rode P. 1994. Resiliency and risk among young people of color. St. Paul, MN: Urban Coalition, 30 pp.

Annotation: This report uses data derived from the University of Minnesota's Adolescent Health Survey taken in Minneapolis and St. Paul to explore resiliency among adolescents of differing racial and ethnic groups. The report includes an introduction, which considers the problems to which the adolescents are exposed; presents a detailed look at their responses to emotional stress, delinquency, and the risk of suicide; and provides a context for developing policies to ensure social change. Appendices contain the survey questions used to collect data on emotional stress and the survey results for the various racial and ethnic groups considered. The report was the result of a collaboration between the Urban Coalition and the University of Minnesota, Adolescent Health Program. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

Contact: Urban Coalition, 2610 University Avenue West, Suite 201, Saint Paul, MN 55114, Telephone: (612) 348-8550 Available from the website.

Keywords: Adolescents, Emotional development, Ethnic groups, Juvenile delinquency, Policy development, Race, Resilience, Risk factors, Social development, Sociocultural factors, Suicide

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