This toolkit for American Indian/Alaska Native transgender and Two-Spirti youth, their relatives and families, and their healthcare providers is intended to increase awareness of issues faced by transgender and Two-Spirit youth in Native communities.
CMS has developed this toolkit to help community partners stay informed on CMS and HHS materials available on the COVID-19. Many partners are highlighted for their community care linkages, including faith-based partners, youth partners, LGBT partners, caregiver partners, African American partners, Asian American and Pacific Islander partners, Latino partners, and many other partners in the continuum of care during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Children, youth, and families living in under-resourced communities nationwide are especially vulnerable to the immediate and long-term impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, and may need different and/or more robust provision of services. At the same time, community-based direct service providers may struggle to know how best to support families while adhering to social distancing mandates. This tip sheet, based on promising practices implemented by South Ward Promise Neighborhood Partner agencies, offers strategies to help front-line staff support their clients while working remotely.
The National Child Traumatic Stress Network (NCTSN) and partners have created resources to address the behavioral health needs of children, families, and communities impacted by COVID-19. This resource includes specific materials from NCTSN on behavioral health related topics as well as resources from the Center for the Study of Traumatic Stress and Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration.
COVID-19 provides many challenges to the well-being and social emotional functioning of children. The stress on caregivers makes it difficult for them to provide the needed support for children. Mental health practitioners can provide a helpful service to children and their families through the use of telehealth and other technologies. This brief provides information for how providers can connect with children and families to give them the tools and support they need to get through these difficult times.
In the midst of the Coronavirus pandemic, American parents are being presented with new challenges on how best to meet their childs needs. With schools and child care centers closed, parents are providing more direct care for their children, with little respite from teachers and other caregivers. Furthermore, many are parenting their children under stressful conditions with a high degree of economic uncertainty. This research brief examines how parents are responding to their children during the Coronavirus pandemic.
The COVID-19 pandemic and its associated social and economic stressors can undermine children’s development and well-being. Not only must they cope with major changes to everyday life, such as physical distancing and home confinement, but their families may struggle to meet their basic physical and emotional needs. This resource has tips for parents/caregivers as well as communities and tribes to help children get through this difficult time.
To increase awareness of existing trauma-informed programs operating across the country, the HHS Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation (ASPE) and contractors conducted a search to identify TI programs that focus on work related to trauma and children and families at the Federal level as well as at the state and community level. In total, thirteen examples are provided.
This brief summarizes the challenges involved in serving rural child welfare-involved families with substance use issues and highlight differences between rural and non-rural areas. The brief discuss strategies that could help alleviate difficulties in addressing child welfare cases in rural communities.
The Federal Interagency Forum on Child and Family Statistics (Forum) created America’s Children: Key National Indicators of Well-Being, 2019, a compendium of indicators about our Nation’s young people. The report, the 23rd produced by the Forum, presents 41 key indicators on important aspects of children’s lives drawn from reliable Federal statistics.
This guide provides parents and caregivers with guidance from parents, foster families, grandparents, and other caregivers who have been through experiences of loss and grief and found ways to cope and manage that grief.
This fact sheet provides information on the overdose deaths involving opioids among Natve Americans in the U.S.
To provide a broad view of the widespread and costly impact of the opioid epidemic, United Hospital Fund (UHF) convened a meeting on October 3-4, 2018, supported by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, with the collaboration of the Milbank Memorial Fund. The title of the meeting, “The Ripple Effect: Children and Kinship Caregivers Affected by the Opioid Epidemic,” was intended to convey the far-reaching scope of the problem. The goal of the meeting was to produce a high-level policy and programmatic agenda to address the effect of the opioid crisis on women, children, and families. This paper lays...