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  1. Sparx: 3D Animated Fantasy Game Effective in Treating Depression in Adolescents

    A study by Dr Sally Merry, an associate professor of child and adolescent psychiarty at New Zealand’s Auckland University School of Medicine found that a 3D animated fantasy game, called “Sparx,” proved more effective in treating depression in adolescents than face-to-face therapy. A randomized clinical trial showed that the remission...
  2. Center for Healthy Independence

    NNEDLearn 2013 Participant: Asian American for Community Involvement Description: The Center for Healthy Independence (CHI) is a self-help center focused on the Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) population offering culturally and linguistically appropriate services. The center is built on Wellness and Recovery concepts, with emphasis on collectivistic, group activities...
  3. Bridging the Gap: Youth Violence Prevention Program

    NNEDLearn 2013 Participant: Virginia Commonwealth University–Injury and Violence Prevention Program Description: Bridging the Gap is a hospital initiated program that provides youth who have been victims of violence with support that addresses the social, emotional, behavioral and physical needs of these patients and their families. The program targets injured youth who...
  4. Intimate Partner Violence among Asian Americans and their Use of Mental Health Services

    Studies have been conducted on intimate partner violence (IPV) among Asian Americans, but knowledge on their use of mental health services is limited. This study seeks to fill this gap by using a national sample to examine Asian victims’ use of mental health services. The authors analyzed data from the Collaborative Psychiatric Epidemiology...
  5. How do Tobacco Laws and Density of Tobacco Stores Influence Youth Smoking?

    A new study investigating the association between local tobacco policies, the density of tobacco sales outlets, and young people smoking was published by the Mentor Foundation recently. Researchers surveyed 1,491 US children (mean age 14.7 years) and found that those who lived in areas with many tobacco-licensed retail stores smoked...
  6. Disparities in Substance Abuse Outpatient Treatment Completion Rates for Minorities

    A state-by-state analysis of substance abuse treatment programs finds that in many states, minorities are less likely than whites to successfully complete substance abuse programs. The analysis found significant disparities among states with regard to racial and ethnic differences. The study appears in the journal Drug and Alcohol Dependence. It...
  7. Substance Use Disorders in Child Welfare: What Works for Children and Families

    On June 6, 2013, First Focus, along with the National Council for Behavioral Health and 13 other organizations, cosponsored a congressional briefing on “Substance Use Disorders in Child Welfare: What Works for Children and Families.” The briefing was intended to spark a dialogue with Congressional members, national partners, and others about the need...
  8. Disparity Reduction through Empowerment Awareness and Moving Systems

    NNEDLearn 2013 Participant: Mental Health Association Description: Cultural Dialogues are personal journeys, participatory and interactive dialogues that tap into a wealth of cultural and clinical expertise. The dialogues explore what participants bring to the table based on their understanding and historical reactions towards race, racism, and white privilege, and how this...
  9. Alternative Therapy: Helping Clients Through Eastern Medicine

    NNEDLearn 2013 Participant: Communities In Schools of Forsyth County Description: The Alternative Therapy program is dedicated to providing quality clinical services to members seeking outpatient mental health consultation and/or treatment. Person-centered and recovery model approaches to counseling are used to develop individualized, viable service and/or treatment plans to restore appropriate emotional,...