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Publications

CYFC generates publications as part of our educational programming and as a method to share research relevant to practice and policy making.

Benefits of Nature to Children's Mental Health Maintenance (269 K PDF) — Summary of a presentation made by Judy Myers at the March 14, 2014 brown bag seminar of the MN Children & Nature Connection.

CYFC Monthly — This electronic publication provides our stakeholders and audiences with information about CYFC’s work and lets our readers know about the work of our colleagues and partners

ConsortiumConnections — CYFC's former publication.

Children's Mental Health eReview — CYFC's Children’s Mental Health eReview promotes use of research in practice and policy in order to improve services for children.

Evidence-Informed Policymaking: Increasing Outcomes and Accountability for Children, Youth and Families (27 MB PDF) — Briefing report on the 2010 Minnesota Family Impact Seminar.

Policy Issues in Special Education Finance (5.7 MB PDF) — Briefing report on the 2009 Minnesota Family Impact Seminar.

Options for a Responsive & Accountable Early Childhood System in MN (1.2 MB PDF) — Briefing report on the 2008 Minnesota Family Impact Seminar.

President's Initiative on Children, Youth and Families (1.5 MB PDF) — The Final Report of the President's Initiative that was managed by the Children, Youth & Family Consortium.

Savvy Use of Research: Tips for Policy Makers (716 K PDF) — Being an informed consumer of research and determining when research findings are questionable and when they can be trusted is important for good policy-making. Policy decisions that are based on credible research provide accountability and improve outcomes. This brief offers tips to evaluate the credibility of research studies.

Survey of Social/Emotional Supports and Services in Minnesota Schools (1 MB PDF) — The purpose of this study and appendix (1.9 MB PDF) to empirically examine the social/emotional supports and services provided in Minnesota schools. It was conducted through a collaboration between Center for Excellence in Children's Mental Health Program and the Minnesota Department of Education. This study was repeated in 2009, and a report of current findings is being prepared.

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