Children's Mental Health eReviews
The Children’s Mental Health eReview is Children, Youth & Family Consortium’s free and accessible online publication that integrates research and practice expertise to improve services and promote children’s mental health. Each eReview issue focuses on a topic relevant to the needs of children and families, and features research-driven articles from University and community professionals. Authors representing diverse perspectives and fields of practice offer ideas for using the research in specific settings.
For more information about the eReview, contact Cari Michaels at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Current eReview issue
Authors: Katherine Lingras, Ph.D., L.P., Maya Greifer, Kiran Sheikh, Psy.S., Barb Fabre.
Summary: Learn about Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) — what we know and don't know from the research, how they relate to trauma and other experiences, and how to promote resilience.
Explore the Early Childhood Mental Health Toolkit to find more research, training videos, and an online case study about early childhood.
Past eReview Issues
Authors: Jenifer K. McGuire, Ph.D., MPH, Derek Mahan, Vanessa Lacey, B.A., Mary Clark Hoelscher, Ph.D.
Summary: Learn about terminology and statistics related to transgender youth, their experiences, strengths and struggles, and ways to support them in our families, schools, healthcare settings and communities.
Explore the Transgender Toolkit for to find terminology, videos, recent research, resources for schools, and links to community organizations.
Authors: Silvia Alvarez de Davila, Ph.D.; Cari Michaels, MPH.; Monica Hurtado; Mitch Roldan; Isabel Duran-Graybow
Summary: Learn about the unique challenges facing Latino students that contribute to education disparities.
Authors: Ellie M. McCann, M.S.; Kjersti Olson, Ph.D.; Eugene L. Hall, Ph.D. Student; Maisha Giles, LMFT, LICSW; Stephen L. Onell, MS, LISW; Rose McCullough
Summary: Understand how parents can promote their children’s emotional well-being when parenting apart, and learn about successful parent education programs.
Authors: Sarah Cronin, M.A.; Emily H Becher, Ph.D.; Kris Schmiesing Christians, M.S., CCC; Mary Maher, MSW, LPE; Stephanie Dibb, MSW, LGSW
Summary: Explore the types of stress parents can experience and the role that economic hardship plays in families’ lives.
Authors: Rebecca J. Shlafer, Ph.D.; Erica Gerrity, LISCW; Ebony Ruhland; Marc Wheeler
Summary: Examine the needs of children with incarcerated parents and how professionals can strengthen families facing incarceration.
Authors: Amy R. Monn; Erin C. Casey; Amanda J. Wenzel; Julianna K. Sapienza; Angie Kimball; Brownell Mack III, PsyD, LP; Elizabeth Hinz
Summary: Understand the unique risk factors faced by homeless youth and learn how resilience can play a role in recovery from adversity.
Authors: Adrienne VanZomeren-Dohm; Rowena Ng; Kamyala Howard, MSW, LGSW; Molly Kenney, MSW, LICSW; Lynda Ritchmeier Cyr, Ph.D., LP; Jessica Gourneau, Ph.D.
Summary: Learn about how early childhood trauma can affect biological functioning and brain development in children.
Authors: Cari Michaels, MPH; Mary Jo Avendaño, PsyD, LMFT, LPC, LSW; Carol F. Siegel, Ph. D., LP
Summary: Examine the effects of early childhood trauma on infants and the critical ways to respond to early childhood trauma to promote well-being.
Authors: Charles Wilson, MSSW; Lisa Conradi, PsyD; Erika Tullberg, MPA, MPH; Erin Sullivan Sutton, JD; Christeen Borsheim, MPA
Summary: Explore systems-level changes that can help improve communication and service delivery in child welfare systems and reduce trauma experienced by children.
Authors: Cari Michaels, MPH; Rudy Rousseau; Meq., LP; Youa Yang, MSW, LICSW; Don Eubanks
Summary: Learn about the impact of historical trauma and microaggressions on American Indian and Alaska Native children and families across generations.
Authors: Cari Michaels, MPH; Christeen Borsheim; Sue Lohrbach, M.S., LICSW
Summary: Explore definitions of trauma, short- and long-term consequences of childhood trauma, and the ways in which child welfare systems can respond appropriately and effectively to the children and families they serve.
Authors: Miriam Steele, Ph.D.; Carolyn Smith, MSW; Renita Wilson, MSW, LICSW; Wendylee Raun, M.A.
Summary: Understand how attachment relationships develop in the context of adoption, and the effects of attachment styles on later development.
Reviewed in 2020