January 13, 2022: Second Wave

Michigan docs tackle youth mental health crisis with on-demand psychiatric support from U-M program

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.


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October 28, 2021: Journal of Developmental & Behavioral Pediatrics

Infant Mental Health Home Visiting Mitigates Impact of Maternal Adverse Childhood Experiences on Toddler Language Competence

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).


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October 19, 2021: American Academy of Pediatrics

Declaration of a National Emergency in Child and Adolescent Mental Health

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. 


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October 15, 2021: CNN

More than $15 billion in child tax credit payments distributed on Friday

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.”


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September 17, 2020: New York Times

Navigating the Emotional Turf of Fall Family Gatherings

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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May 31, 2020: Bloomberg

Navigating the Emotional Turf of Fall Family Gatherings

What kids learn in their friends’ homes can be more important than what they learn in the classroom. Dr. Kate Rosenblum shares her expertise.

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