This fact sheet explores results of the 2009/2010 National Survey of Children with Special Health Care Needs (NS-CSHCN) and compares and contrasts the Maternal and Child Health Bureau’s six outcomes for South Dakota and the nation. It begins with background information on the Maternal and Child Health Bureau, the Maternal and Child Health Services Black Grant, and the six core outcomes that describe what families should expect for the service system. The six care areas are: partnering with families in shared decision-making for child’s optimal health; coordinated, ongoing, comprehensive care…
This fact sheet offers a brief overview of the first of seven concepts outlined in the Healthy Relationship and Marriage Education Training (HRMET), Care for Self. Information is shared on why self-care, including physical, emotional/mental, sexual, and spiritual well-being, is so important to the health of romantic relationships. An overview is given on why encouraging Care for Self is important to child welfare services.
This fact sheet is for individuals and couples who are interested in learning more about self-care, including healthy eating, physical activity, regulating emotions, and sexual health and intimacy in order to make it easier to care, share, and connect with their partner and family.
Little Children, Big Challenges provides resources for families with young children (ages 3-8) as they encounter the difficult changes and transitions that come with a parent's incarceration.
For many parents, the idea of teen drug abuse seems about as foreign and far off as Jupiter. That is, until the issue is sitting across the table from you thumbing through text messages while wearing an iPod and sporting a surly attitude. Then, it gets real-very real. But don't hit the panic button just that. Adolescent drug abuse and addiction can seem terrifying to deal with, but there is help and hope for your teen. (Author abstract)
In our discussion, we review and synthesize research evidence on five identified domains of instability that have been well established in the literature: family income, parental employment, family structure, housing, and the out-of-home contexts of school and child care. In our review of the evidence, we also discuss some of the key pathways through which instability may affect development. Specifically, research points to the underlying role of parenting, parental mental health, and the home environment in providing the stability and support young children need for positive development. We…
This report represents the results of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau's effort to learn what tools local service providers need to help their clients increase their financial capabilities. Through the field scan they contacted fourteen organizations that provide financial empowerment training to their case managers and frontline staff. They learned how programs have succeeded -- or struggled -- in providing training, tools, and resources to change case manager and client behavior. They conducted in-depth interviews of five organizations that represented diverse approaches to…
To help people cope with grief, stress, and depression during the holiday season, the National Child Traumatic Stress Network (NCTSN) offers the following resources for educators, families, and mental health professionals.
This slide presentation begins by explaining key components of child well-being, including: physical health, development, and safety; psychological and emotional development; social development and behavior; and cognitive development and educational achievement. Information is then provided on inputs that impact child well-being outcomes and reasons social workers need to focus on the positive inputs. Reasons include: the Declaration of Independence that focuses on the right of men to the pursuit of happiness, good science, fully describes children and youth, can be measured well, and to…
This document is the proceedings from a joint working session on May 2-3, 2013 hosted by CLASP and the Scholars Network on Black Masculinity. Through this joint working session, the participants identified eight areas where they could be influential in crafting policy solutions for black maleadolescents and opportunities to act individually and collectively to advance work in these areas.