1. Principles of Substance Abuse Prevention for Early Childhood

    An online guide about interventions in early childhood that can help prevent drug use and other unhealthy behaviors was launched today by the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA). The guide offers research-based principles that affect a child’s self-control and overall mental health, starting during pregnancy through the eighth year...
  2. Screening and Assessment of Co-occurring Disorders in the Justice System

    This monograph examines a wide range of evidence-based practices for screening and assessment of people in the justice system who have co-occurring mental and substance use disorders (CODs). Use of evidence-based approaches for screening and assessment is likely to result in more accurate matching of offenders to treatment services and more effective treatment...
  3. Stress in America: The Impact of Discrimination

    Nearly half of U.S. adults report they have experienced a major form of unfair treatment or discrimination, including being unfairly questioned or threatened by police, being fired or passed over for promotion or treated unfairly when receiving health care. These acts of discrimination are associated with higher reported stress levels...
  4. Poverty and Child Health in the United States

    Identifying poverty as one of the most widespread and persistent health risks facing children, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) has issued recommendations urging doctors to ask at all well-child visits whether families are able to make ends meet. The new policy statement in the April 2016 issue of Pediatrics,...
  5. A Snapshot of Behavioral Health Issues for Asian American, Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander Boys and Men

    As part of the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s (SAMHSA) efforts to promote behavioral health equity and to support President Obama’s “My Brother’s Keeper” Initiative to address opportunity gaps for boys and young men of color, SAMHSA and the American Psychological Association co-sponsored the “Pathways to Behavioral Health Equity: Addressing Disparities Experienced by Men and Boys...
  6. Supporting LGBTQ Youth: What Peer Educators Need to Know

    Administration for Children and Families grantee Northwest Network of Bisexual, Transgender, Lesbian & Gay Survivors of Abuse shares innovative approaches to working with LGBTQ youth to build healthy relationships and communities. Attendees will learn about Love+ a domestic and sexual violence prevention project that works with young people to build...