1. Somewhere to Turn: Meeting the Mental Health Needs of Adoptive and Guardianship Families

    The Adoption Competent Mental Health Guides were recently released in California to help build mental health capacity and competency for post-adoption youth. The guides were created as part of AB 1790, which addressed barriers to the availability of adoption/permanency mental health professionals and created recommendations to remove those barriers. Why does...
  2. NNED Virtual Roundtable: Creating Supportive Systems to Improve Mental Health Outcomes for Young African American Boys

    The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, in collaboration with the HHS/Office of Minority Health, hosted a NNED Virtual Roundtable, Creating Supportive Systems to Improve Mental Health Outcomes for Young African American Boys: An Urgent Conversation, to increase awareness about the mental health needs and vulnerabilities of African American boys and...
  3. Honoring Health – Suicide Prevention Resources for Native Populations

    Suicide is the 10th leading cause of death for all Americans and the 2nd leading cause of death for individuals between the ages of 10 and 34. Native communities bear the largest burden of suicide among all racial/ethnic groups in the United States, with Native youth being disproportionately affected. In...
  4. NNED Virtual Roundtable: Funding Your Behavioral Health Equity Work

    On August 28, 2018, the National Network to Eliminate Disparities in Behavioral Health (NNED) hosted a Virtual Roundtable to help NNED partners, especially smaller organizations, enhance their capacity to seek and secure funding. The virtual roundtable features panelists representing the funder perspective, as well as smaller and larger NNED partner organizations...
  5. Balancing ACEs with HOPE

    The adverse childhood experiences (ACE) study clearly linked early childhood experiences to lifelong behavioral, emotional, and physical outcomes. This Digital Dialogue from the Child Abuse and Neglect Technical Assistance and Strategic Dissemination Center (CANTASD) introduces the concept of HOPE: Healthy Outcomes from Positive Experiences, and explores a new public health...
  6. Early Childhood is Critical to Health Equity

    The first few years of life are crucial in establishing a child’s path toward—or away from—health and well-being across the entire lifespan. This report, produced by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, in partnership with the University of California, San Francisco, examines some of the barriers to health equity that begin...
  7. Strengthening Systems of Care and Learning with Native Communities From Birth to Career

    Supporting the development of responsive educational systems that provide a place-based, culturally appropriate education for young Native American children can help ensure their academic and social success at a foundational age, a report from the American Indian College Fund finds. The report, Tribal College and University Childhood Education Initiatives: Strengthening Systems of Care...
  8. Joining Community Forces to Strengthen and Sustain Human Services

    Families and communities are stronger when they have access to the vital building blocks of health and well-being. Community-based organizations, in partnership with the philanthropic and the government sector, provide those essential building blocks. A National Imperative: Joining Forces to Strengthen Human Services in America is a report commissioned by the...
  9. De Madre a Madre: Empowering Hispanic Mothers-to-Be

    With support from the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD), the De Madre a Madre team developed a series of culturally relevant stories to empower Hispanic mothers-to-be. Pregnancy and caring for newborns can be daunting times of life for new mothers, with unanticipated challenges and obstacles. For the...
  10. The State of Mental Health in America 2018

    For the fourth year in a row, Mental Health America (MHA) released its annual State of Mental Health in America Report, which ranks all 50 states and the District of Columbia based on several mental health and access measures. This year, Massachusetts came out on top overall with Nevada coming in...