Risks to Child Well-Being Persist in New York City, With State Budget Cuts Looming
Forty-two out of 59 New York neighborhoods have seen risks to children’s well-being increase overall since the previous year, according to a new report released by the Citizens’ Committee for Children (CCC), a nonprofit advocacy group.
Toward Scientific Equity for the Prevention of Depression and Depressive Symptoms in Vulnerable Youth
Eleven researchers studied the effectiveness of preventative measures taken to help vulnerable subpopulations of youth prevent depression. The study was funded by the National Institute of Mental Health Grant and found: A diverse array of preventative strategies will be key in countering depression and mental health issues in vulnerable populations.
Strengthening Health Outcomes for Foster Children
Children in out-of-home care face a unique set of circumstances that put them at risk for untreated and undiagnosed chronic and acute health conditions. This study found that children in out-of-home care show a substantially higher prevalence of almost all physical and mental health conditions than their non-out-of-home care Medicaid counterparts and the general child population in Wisconsin.