1. Asian American Mental Health Multi-lingual Resources

    The mission of the Asian American Health Initiative (AAHI) is to identify the health care needs of Asian American communities, to develop culturally competent health care services, and to implement health education programs that are accessible and available for all Asian Americans in Montgomery County.  The AAHI Mental Health Photonovels...
  2. NNED Virtual Roundtable – Workplace Environment Matters: Strategies to Support & Retain Behavioral Health Staff Providing Services to Diverse Ethnic and Racial Populations

    When behavioral health organizations create environments that are diverse, inclusive, and equitable, staff are more likely to feel valued, experience a sense of belonging, and want to stay. Creating this kind of work environment often involves examining and breaking down structures, policies, and practices to address barriers and challenges that...
  3. Mental Health in Rural Communities Toolkit

    The Mental Health in Rural Communities Toolkit from Rural Health Information Hub (RHI Hub) compiles evidence-based and promising models and resources to support organizations implementing mental health programs in rural communities across the United States, with a primary focus on adult mental health. The modules in the toolkit contain resources...
  4. Trauma Sensitive School Action Pack

    About half of U.S. children suffer abuse, poverty, parental incarceration and other traumas. These kids face deep physical and mental scars that impair development, learning, and health. The Salud America! “Trauma Sensitive School Action Pack” is a free guide with coaching to help school personnel talk to decision-makers, build a support team,...
  5. Suicide and Adverse Childhood Experiences: Preventing Suicide through Collaborative Upstream Interventions

    The Injury Control Research Center for Suicide Prevention (ICRC-S) webinar on suicide and adverse childhood experiences is now archived online. Presenters discussed the importance of upstream suicide prevention efforts; examples of collaborative, evidence-based interventions to prevent early adversities; and how North Carolina is linking adverse childhood experiences to state behavioral...
  6. Youth Thrive™ Survey – Assess Protective and Promotive Factors

    The Center for the Study of Social Policy (CSSP) has launched the Youth Thrive™ Survey. This valid and reliable web-based survey measures the presence, strength, and growth of the Youth Thrive™ Protective and Promotive Factors as proxy indicators of well-being. Co-designed with youth and young adults and taking less than 15...
  7. One in Six 10- to 17-Year-Olds Nationwide Are Obese, 2018

    This brief from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) includes new national and state-by-state obesity rates among 10- to 17-year-olds from the 2016 and 2017 National Survey of Children’s Health (NSCH), which uses parent reports of a child’s height and weight to calculate body mass index. Key findings: The national...
  8. Early Serious Mental Illness Treatment Locator Offers Hope

    The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) has recently released the Early Serious Mental Illness Treatment Locator to help connect people experiencing the first onset of serious mental illness, including first episode psychosis, to effective care. Each program listing includes eligibility criteria, including age range and diagnoses treated,...
  9. 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...
  10. 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...