Identifying Mental Health and Substance Use Problems of Children and Adolescents: A Guide for Child-Serving Organizations (opens new window) – This guide was created to promote the early identification of children and adolescents with mental health and substance use problems as well as to provide guidance, tools and resources for early identification – including a compendium of the most developmentally, culturally and environmentally appropriate screening instruments.
Alcohol and Marijuana Use and Treatment Nonadherence Among Medically Vulnerable Youth (opens new window) – Adolescents face peak risks for onset and intensification of alcohol and marijuana use. However, we know little about these behaviors and their associations with knowledge or treatment adherence among chronically ill youth, a medically vulnerable group.
Building Strong Brains: The Role of Life Experiences in Shaping Brain Development (ppt) (opens new window) – PowerPoint presentation from February 23, 2017, webinar. Presented by MFP Executive/Academic Consultant and Alum, Freida Outlaw, PHD, RN, FAAN.
The Economic Cost of ACEs in Tennessee (opens new window) (The Sycamore Institute)
A Path Appears: PBS Documentary on American Children Growing in Poverty – In this PBS documentary, Nicholas D. Kristof and Jennifer Garner explore the impact of 1 in 4 children in America today growing up in poverty, a fact that denies many children the opportunities needed to achieve their full potential.
National Child Abuse Prevention Month
The Commercial Sexual Exploitation and Sex Trafficking of Minors in the Boston Metropolitan Area (opens new window) – Experiences and challenges faced by front-line providers and other stakeholders.