Children's Mental Health eReview
This online publication promotes the use of research in practice and policy in order to improve services and ultimately promote children’s mental health. Each issue of Children's Mental Health eReview features a review of published research and a collection of responses from practitioners and policy professionals about effective ways to use that research in practice. Guest research and practice authors participate in writing each issue.
Why an eReview? Children’s mental health research has been growing rapidly over the past several decades. Much of it has practical implications for improving practice and ultimately the health of children. But professionals rarely have time to find and review research that could inform their work, and they need creative ideas about how to apply the research in specific settings with specific populations.
The Children’s Mental Health eReview offers easy access to extensive research reviews along with practical implications. Each issue reflects the expertise of a group of people in diverse research and practice settings.
Read our most recent issue:
Children with Incarcerated Parents — Considering Children's Outcomes in the Context of Complex Family Experiences (5 MB PDF) – June 2013 (Series 3, volume 3)
Risk and Resilience in Homeless Children (1.1 MB PDF) – April 2013 (Series 3, volume 2)
How trauma 'gets under the skin': Biological and cognitive processes of child maltreatment (1.3 MB PDF) – March 2013 (Series 3, volume 1)
The Impact of Trauma on Infants (2.3 MB PDF) – January 2012 (Series 2*, volume 4)
Creating Trauma-Informed Systems of Child Welfare (1.2 MB PDF) – March 2011 (Series 2*, volume 3)
Historical Trauma and Microaggressions: A Framework for Culturally-Based Practice (885 K PDF) – October 2010 (Series 2*, volume 2)
What is Trauma and Why is it Important? (1 MB PDF) – March 2010 (Series 2*, volume 1)
Attachment Relationships and Adoption Outcomes – August 2009 (Series 1, volume 1)
Contribute to the eReview
- Be a Guest Research Author — Review the literature and write a research summary that introduces the topic, defines and explains terminology, summarizes basic and applied findings, and discusses significance. Submissions are requested each fall for the academic year. Contact Us for more information.
- Be a Guest Practice Author — Respond to a research summary by answering questions about how the findings might inform services for children in your setting. Contact Us for more information.
- Suggest Topics for Future eReview Issues — What do you need to know? Do you know about research that has implications for children’s mental health? Do you use research effectively in your practice? Submit your ideas for children’s mental health topics here.
*Series 2 is supported in part by grant GRK%29646 awarded to the Center for Advanced Studies in Child Welfare, School of Social Work at the University of Minnesota. Grant funds are Title IV-E funds made available through the Minnesota Department of Human Services, Children and Family Services Division.