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Promoting Effective Early Learning: What Every Policymaker and Educator Should Know Lisa Klein, Jane Knitzer Provides a blueprint for state and local policymakers, early learning administrators, teachers, families, community leaders, and researchers for the use of effective preschool curricula and teaching strategies to help low-income young children close the achievement gap in early literacy and math.   January 2007
Promoting Healthy Parenting Practices Across Cultural Groups: A CDC Research Brief Keri M. Lubell, PhD, Teresa Lofton, PhD, MPH, Helen Harber Singer, MPH Summarizes findings from a study on the differences and commonalities in values, practices, and child-rearing goals across five cultural groups—African Americans, American Indians, Asian Americans, Hispanic Americans, and non-Hispanic Whites.   2008
Promoting Social-emotional Wellbeing in Early Intervention Services A Fifty-state View Janice L. Cooper & Jessica Vick Investigates how different policy choices are leveraged by states to integrate social emotional strategies into early intervention.   September 2009
Proposed Documentation of Training & Clinical Work Proposed Documentation of Training & Clinical Work.  
Proven Benefits of Early Childhood Interventions Details the most effective practices and features of early intervention programs.   2005
Provider Guidelines for Flex Funds Children's Service Council, Broward Co. (Florida) Explains how flexible funds may be used.   April 2009
Provider Guidelines for Flex Funds Rural Children's' Initiative (Texas) Sample flex funds policies and procedures for provider programs.  
Providing Services and Supports for Youth Who Are Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Questioning, Intersex or Two-Spirit This brief describes key strategies, policies, and practices for professionals and systems to provide more culturally and linguistically competent care for LGBTQI2-S youth.   June 2012
Psychiatric Residential Treatment Facility Waiver Demonstration Storytelling Project Harriet S. Bicksler, MA Presents stories from nine States to provide a more personal view of how and why the Psychiatric Residential Treatment Facility, also known as PRTF, demonstration waiver program and initiative has been so important in the lives of the children, youth, and families. This program was developed to prevent or shorten stays in residential treatment settings while improving outcomes for children and youth with serious mental health challenges.   May 2012
Psychological Functioning in Transgender Adolescents Before and After Gender-Affirmative Care Compared With Cisgender General Population Peers Anna I.R.van der Miesen M.D Purpose: Transgender adolescents are at risk for internalizing and externalizing problems, along with high suicidality rates, and poor peer relations. The present study compared transgender adolescents before and after gender-affirmative care with a sample of nonclinical age-equivalent cisgender adolescents from the general population on psychological well-being and aimed to investigate the possible effect of transgender care involving puberty suppression. Conclusions: Transgender adolescents show poorer psychological well-being before treatment but show similar or better psychological functioning compared with cisgender peers from the general population after the start of specialized transgender care involving puberty suppression.   June 2020
Psychosocial Characteristics of Transgender Youth Seeking Gender-Affirming Medical Treatment: Baseline Findings From the Trans Youth Care Study Diane Chen Ph.D Purpose: This study aimed to characterize two developmental cohorts of transgender and nonbinary youth enrolled in the Trans Youth Care Network Study and describe their gender identity–related milestones and baseline mental health and psychosocial functioning. Conclusions: GnRHa cohort youth appear to be functioning better from a psychosocial standpoint than GAH cohort youth, pointing to possible benefits of accessing gender-affirming treatment earlier in life.   June 2021
Psychotropic Medication Management Within Residential Treatment Centers: Physician Opinions About Difficulties and Barriers Annette K. Griffith • Michael H. Epstein • Jonathan C. Huefner This paper examines physicians opinions about the difficulty of managing psychotropic medications for youth in residential treatment.   August 2013
Psychotropic Medication Use Among New Jersey Children & Youth Norma Rodrigues Kathy Wright Jose Andres Rosario Ziyan Feng This is a data brief that examines the use of psychotropic medications in children and youth.   November 2014
Psychotropic Medication Utilization Parameters for Foster Children A "best practices" guide to ensure the proper use of psychotropic medications for the children in foster care.   December 2010
Public Financing of Home and Community Services for Children and Youth with Serious Emotional Disturbances: Selected State Strategies Details public financing mechanisms that states use to pay for intensive home and community services for children and youth with serious emotional disturbances. As schools collaborate with community partners to provide intensive services for youth, understanding new funding structures is key to sustaining these services.   June 2006
Public Health Behind Bars: From Prisons to Communities Robert B. Greifinger, Ed. Describes the difficulties of providing care in correctional facilities and addressing issues such as HIV/AIDS, sexually transmitted infections, and mental illness. (book review)   2007
Putting the Pieces Together: A Toolkit on Developing Early Childhood Systems of Care This toolkit is designed to help facilitate complex system-building efforts by drawing upon the experiences and expertise of communities engaged in this work.   2011
Putting the Pieces Together: Guidebook for Fact-Based Decision Making to Improve Outcomes for Children and Families Elizabeth C. Reveal, Kim Pawley Helfgott Unbundles the “data puzzle” and gives you important basics that will help you more effectively identify, use, and evaluate and monitor practices, services, and outcomes for children, youth, and families involved in a system of care. This practical guide focuses on the data necessary to build virtually every element of the infrastructure of a system of care. With an effective data-driven, decision-making system, you can more easily analyze performance data. In turn, the facts become the key driver for your organization’s quality improvement activities.   October 2012


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