Children's Mental Health eReview
“I think it’s great to be tying in research with practice, especially when we are targeting at-risk and vulnerable populations who may need all the help they can get.” ~eReview author
What is an eReview?
This “informative, free and accessible” online publication uses a “holistic approach” to integrate research and practice expertise to improve services and promote children’s mental health. Each “easy to read” issue of Children's Mental Health eReview features “good research-driven articles” and “perspectives [from] different professionals who have done work in their communities” through a series of articles that are “directly related to” diverse fields of practice. The “use of images [keeps] the publication from feeling ‘academic’” and diverse articles “from people with varying expertise and perspectives” result in a narrative that is “engaging and understandable” and contains information that readers “would not normally have access to read.”
Recent issues have addressed “cascading cognitive and physiological aspects of trauma on children” through “up-to-date research and data on critical topics related to children and families.”
- Children with Incarcerated Parents: Considering Children’s Outcomes in the Context of Complex Family Experiences (5MB PDF), June 2013 — Evaluate this issue!
- Risk and Resilience in Homeless Children (1.1 MB PDF) — April 2013 (Series 3, volume 2) — Evaluate this Issue
- How trauma 'gets under the skin': Biological and cognitive processes of child maltreatment (1.3 MB PDF) — March 2013 (Series 3, volume 1) — Evaluate this Issue
- The Impact of Trauma on Infants (2.3 MB PDF) — January 2012 (Series 2*, volume 4) — Evaluate this Issue
- Creating Trauma-Informed Systems of Child Welfare (1.2 MB PDF) — March 2011 (Series 2*, volume 3) — Evaluate this Issue
- Historical Trauma and Microaggressions: A Framework for Culturally-Based Practice (885 K PDF) — October 2010 (Series 2*, volume 2) — Evaluate this Issue
- What is Trauma and Why is it Important? (1 MB PDF) — March 2010 (Series 2*, volume 1)
- Attachment Relationships and Adoption Outcomes — August 2009 (Series 1, volume 1)
What are our readers saying?
“After I started reading Risk and Resilience in Homeless Children I couldn't stop. Excellent work.”
“I gained a greater understanding of the situation for the children of the incarcerated parent(s).”
“They have all been interesting and informational. I want to learn all I can when working with children. I have been working in my field for 19 years and I can still learn more.”
“They are accessible to we who are non-academics. They make me think of how I can use the research...so many topics, so little time...Keep it up!”
Who leads the eReview?
Because the eReview is an Extension-wide effort, there is an eReview Leadership Team made up of professionals from across Extension who lead the development, editing and production of the eReview.
Meet the eReview Leadership team:
- Silvia Alvarez de Davila, Extension Educator — Center for Family Development
- Trina Adler Barno, Program Leader — Center for Family Development
- Sarah Cronin, Graduate Research Assistant — Center for Family Development
- Trudy Dunham, Research Fellow — Center for Youth Development
- Mary Hennen, Program Leader — Community Vitality
- Mary Jo Katras, Extension Educator — Center for Family Development
- Sara Langworthy, Extension Educator — Children, Youth & Family Consortium
- Mary Marczak, Research and Evaluation Specialist — Center for Family Development
- Cari Michaels, Extension Educator — Children, Youth & Family Consortium
- Judy Myers, Extension Educator — Children, Youth & Family Consortium
- Kjersti Olson, Extension Educator — Center for Family Development
- Laura Perdue, Extension Educator — Center for Family Development
- Sharon Powell, Extension Educator — Center for Family Development
- Jennifer Skuza, Assistant Dean — Center for Youth Development
- Kate Walker, Extension Specialist — Center for Youth Development
Interested in being an author?
“[Writing for the eReview] helped me see a bigger picture of the applicability of my research. It allowed me to see why my research matters, especially for the practitioners involved in helping these kids.”
Participate in the dynamic process of writing, editing, and responding to research by serving as a research or community author. Contact Cari Michaels at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you have an idea for a topic or program you’d like to feature, submit your ideas here.
What are our authors saying?
“[Writing for the eReview] personally gave me satisfaction to write about such a prevalent topic that was of interest to me”
“I’m always looking for opportunities to expand the larger community’s understanding of the needs of these kids.”
“[The eReview provided] a great perspective in how my research could and should be used in practice.”
“It was such a great opportunity, especially since I’m no longer in the academic setting to be able to integrate what I do clinically and have it be informed by research.”