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Resources by Topic: Children and youth

American Indians and Alaska Natives Must Be Included in Research on Adverse Childhood Experiences
Highlights a report on adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) in tribal populations. Presents data on poverty, substance abuse, and age, among other factors, of American Indian and Alaska Native populations across the nation.
Author(s): Deana Around Him, Alex DeMand
Date: 11/2018
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Child Trends
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Association of Childhood Trauma Exposure With Adult Psychiatric Disorders and Functional Outcomes
Results of a study examining associations between childhood trauma and adult outcomes among 1,420 participants from 11 predominantly rural North Carolina counties, with interviews taking place between 1999-2015.
Author(s): William E. Copeland, Lilly Shanahan, Jennifer Hinesley, et al.
Citation: JAMA Network Open 1(7)
Date: 11/2018
Type: Document
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A Year in Region XI Head Start: Children’s Growth and Development from the American Indian and Alaska Native Family and Child Experiences Survey 2015 (AI/AN FACES 2015)
Reports on a national study of Region XI Head Start children's progress using data from the American Indian and Alaska Native Head Start Family and Child Experiences Survey. Focuses on changes in measures related to preparedness for school and includes a brief section on physical health.
Author(s): Sara Bernstein, Lizabeth Malone, AI/AN FACES 2015 Workgroup
Date: 11/2018
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Administration for Children and Families
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High Prevalence of Non-Communicable Disease Risk Factors among Adolescents in Pohnpei, Micronesia
Reports on a study of secondary school students in Pohnpei state, Federated States of Micronesia, regarding substance use and weight. Compares factors by gender, age group, school type, and grade level. Focuses on alcohol, tobacco, and betel nut use.
Author(s): Delpihn Abraham, Haley L. Cash, A. Mark Durand, et al.
Citation: Hawai'i Journal of Medicine and Public Health, 77(11), 283-288
Date: 11/2018
Type: Document
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Region XI American Indian and Alaska Native Head Start: A Portrait of Children and Families
Details a report on the American Indian and Alaska Native children and families who have participated in a Head Start Program. Highlights demographic and social factors, as well as the occurrence of depressive symptoms in parents. Discusses the health and wellness of the children in the program, specifically rates of obesity and perceived overall health.
Author(s): Meryl Yoches Barofsky, Laura Hoard, the AI/AN FACES 2015 Workgroup
Date: 10/2018
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Administration for Children and Families
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National Advisory Committee on Rural Health and Human Services’ Policy Brief on Exploring the Rural Context for Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs)
Webinar recording features a discussion of adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) in rural areas. Discusses the role of the Health and Human Services in preventing ACEs and their associated outcomes, as well as a rural grassroots initiative in upstate New York.
Additional links: Audio Recording, PowerPoint Handout, Webinar Transcript
Date: 10/2018
Type: Video/Multimedia
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub
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Access in Brief: Rural and Urban Health Care
Compares healthcare access and use of services for children and adults with Medicaid to those with private insurance or no insurance for both rural and urban areas and for adults with disabilities. Includes access data by age group, income, and race/ethnicity and utilization data for office and emergency room visits. Addresses access to prescription drugs and eyeglasses, and barriers to healthcare access.
Date: 10/2018
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Medicaid and CHIP Payment and Access Commission
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The USDA Summer Food Service Program in Coös County, New Hampshire: Perspectives of Site Sponsors, Program Managers, and Staff on Program Implementation and Operation
Provides a case study of a rural program that provides free lunches to school-age children in the summer. Focuses on how the program works and reports on the experiences of those working with the program. Includes data on food insecurity for children in the U.S. and New Hampshire and an overview of USDA school food programs.
Author(s): Jean Bessette
Date: 10/2018
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Carsey School of Public Policy
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Missed Opportunities: Youth Homelessness in Rural America
Examines research related to experiences of rural youth who are homeless. Offers recommendations for policy changes and community responses to address challenges unique to rural areas. Includes a section on homelessness among American Indian and Alaskan Native youth.
Author(s): Matthew Morton, Amy Dworsky, Sonali Patel, Gina M. Samuels
Date: 10/2018
Type: Document
Sponsoring organizations: Chapin Hall at the University of Chicago, Voices of Youth Count
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HRSA’s Home Visiting Program: Supporting Families Impacted by Opioid Use and Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome: A Resource for MIECHV Awardees
Details a report for HRSA's Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting (MIECHV) Program grantees on providing support to families impacted opioid use disorder (OUD) and neonatal abstinence syndrome (NAS). Discusses methods of treatments for newborns with NAS and Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT) for pregnant women with OUD.
Date: 10/2018
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Health Resources and Services Administration
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