New for teachers, parents, and others who work with youth — A summary of the Children's Mental Health eReview "Mental Health of Transgender Youth — The Role of Family, School and Community in Promoting Resilience".
Latest edition of CYFC Update: Promoting mental health and wellness: Extension CYFC co-hosts Dr. Corey Keyes.
Promoting Children's Health and Well-being
Children's Mental Health eReview: Transgender Youth — Learn about the mental health of transgender youth, including the role of family, school and community in promoting resilience. Read a summary of this issue (PDF).
Children in Common: Ensuring the Emotional Well-being of Children When Parenting Apart (PDF) — Research and practice summary of coparenting to promote child well-being.
Benefits of Nature to Children's Mental Health Maintenance (PDF) — Research summary on the benefits of nature spaces for children’s mental well-being.
Healthy Bodies, Minds and Learners Blog — Updates from the partnership with Bruce Vento Elementary school on creating environments to build healthy bodies, healthy minds and healthy learners.
Social Emotional Learning: Implications for Enhancing Children’s Mental Health (PDF) — Issue brief on social emotional learning as important component of enhancing mental health in children.
Children's Mental Health as a Public Health Issue (PDF) — Outlines how a public health approach to children's mental health with a focus on prevention and lists public policy implications.
Risk and Protective Factors Associated with Children's Mental Health (PDF) — Discusses risks and protective factors in children's ecological contexts and ways that public policy contributes to these.
Trauma and Stress
Stress and Resilience in the Workplace and Beyond
- Articles about Secondary Traumatic Stress, Vicarious Trauma, Compassion Fatigue & Burnout (PDF) — The articles on this list are about the constructs of secondary traumatic stress, vicarious trauma, compassion fatigue, and burnout.
- Articles about Workplaces Wellness (PDF) — The articles on this list are about resilience in workplace settings.
Children’s Book Review — Parental Incarceration (PDF) — List of children’s books that address the topic of parental incarceration.
Views on Visitation (PDF) — Summary report on discussion of promoting family-friendly visitation practices in prisons and jails.
Race, Education and Health
Children and Youth Mental Health and Educational Attainment (PDF) — Discusses the significance of early life experiences in shaping children's mental health and those with least access to appropriate services.
Healing Racism-The Time to Act is Now (PDF) — Discusses racism as a learned behavior, its impacts on schools and students' experiences, and approaches to systems change.
Falling behind: Understanding the educational disparities faced by immigrant Latino students in the U.S. (PDF) — Outlines challenges facing Latino students that contribute to education disparities within an ecological perspective.
Historical Trauma and Cultural Healing
Historical Trauma Book List (PDF) — Book list of relevant texts that explore the complexities of historical trauma from a variety of diverse perspectives.
Historical Trauma Research Article List (PDF) — Research articles that examine historical trauma and cultural healing.
Education and Health
CYFC Theme Evolves to the Interaction of Education & Health Disparities (PDF) — Outlines five forms of interactions between health and education disparities and discusses how developmental and ecological perspectives shape understanding of these interactions.
Poverty as a Root Cause of Poor Educational and Mental Health Outcomes for Young Children (PDF) — Discusses characteristics of young children and their families in Head Start/Early Head Start programming and different layers of support to benefit them within an ecological framework.
The Interaction of Educational and Health Disparities (PDF) — Discusses the interactions of children's mental health and education, using examples from Duluth Public School's Safe Schools/Healthy Students early childhood programs.
Child Welfare and Education
Building Collaborations Across Child Welfare and Education Systems (PDF) — Report on the Minnesota statewide focus groups with social service and education professionals about enhancing collaboration across child welfare and education systems.
Bridging Child Welfare and Education Systems (PDF) — Infographic highlighting the findings from the Minnesota statewide focus groups on collaboration across child welfare and education systems.
Get the Data, Share the Data, Use the Data: Recommendations from the 3-state Child Welfare and Education Learning Community (PDF) — Report on importance of data gathering, sharing and use between child welfare and education systems from three state collaboration.
Collaboration across Minnesota child welfare and education systems: Statewide survey findings (PDF) — Survey results report on collaboration across child welfare and education systems in Minnesota.
Other Staff Publications
Pinterest for Parent Education — Brianna Routh, Sara Langworthy, and Hannah Jastram Aaberg, Journal of Extension
Is Youth Homelessness a Hopeless Problem? — Sara Langworthy, Youth Development Insights Guest Blog
Social-Emotional Learning and Children’s Mental Health — Cari Michaels, Youth Development Insights Guest Blog
Start Seeing Youth with Incarcerated Parents — Sara Langworthy, Youth Development Insights Guest Blog
Consortium Connections — See past issues of this digest publication archived in the University Digital Conservancy.
Evidence-Informed Policymaking: Increasing Outcomes and Accountability for Children, Youth and Families (PDF) — Briefing report on the 2010 Minnesota Family Impact Seminar.
Policy Issues in Special Education Finance (PDF) — Briefing report on the 2009 Minnesota Family Impact Seminar.
Options for a Responsive & Accountable Early Childhood System in MN (PDF) — Briefing report on the 2008 Minnesota Family Impact Seminar.
President's Initiative on Children, Youth and Families (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 (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.
Survey of social/emotional supports and services in Minnesota schools (PDF) — The purpose of this study and appendix (PDF) to empirically examine the social/emotional supports and services provided in Minnesota schools.
The Interaction of Education and Health Disparities — (excerpted from Consortium Connections Fall, 2009). Learn about the complex interplay between education and health at the core of CYFC's work.
CYFC’s Educational Videos — Find research and practice-based content on trauma-sensitive practices, children’s mental health, and community partnerships.
Live healthy, live well — Resources to empower individuals and strengthen families.