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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.”

eReview Issues

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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:

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 cmichael@umn.edu.

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.”

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