Michigan Child Collaborative Care helps primary care providers address their young patients' mental health by offering same-day phone consultations with psychiatrists, among other services. This article is part of State of Health, a series about how Michigan communities are rising to address health challenges. It is made possible with funding from the Michigan Health Endowment Fund.
Dr. Jessica Riggs (lead author), along with Drs. Kate Rosenblum and Maria Muzik (PIs) and the
Michigan Collaborative for Infant Mental Health Research recently showed in a new article in Journal of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics that a relationship-focused home visiting program mitigates the impact of maternal ACEs on toddler language. Specifically, maternal ACE score predicted worse toddler language development overall, but participants who received Infant Mental Health Home Visiting (IMH-HV).
The AAP, American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Children's Hospital Association recently declared a national state of emergency for child and adolescent mental health.
About 13 percent of eligible low-income households did not receive the first two federal child tax credit payments, and were not sure why or were uncertain on how to claim them, says Natasha Pilkauskas, associate professor of public policy and faculty associate at the Institute for Social Research: “It is important that we take additional steps to ensure the CTC is reaching and supporting all eligible children and families who can benefit from this important investment.”
While warm weather has given families the opportunity to gather relatively safely in backyards, fall and winter celebrations are a trickier proposition. Dr. Charity Hoffman shares her experience.
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