First Quarter 2023:

Early Childhood Research Quarterly

Demographic and psychological factors that predict retention in infant mental health home visiting

Home visiting programs are prominent prevention and intervention models that improve the well-being of infants, young children and their families who are at risk for negative outcomes. However, many home visiting programs struggle to retain families for the length of the intervention. We used survival analysis to examine the impact of demographic (e.g., education, socioeconomic status) and mental health concerns (e.g., maternal stress, therapist-rated mental health status) factors on the retention of 70 mothers in Infant Mental Health-Home Visiting (IMH-HV), a multi-faceted, needs-driven, relationship-focused psychotherapeutic home visiting model.


July 21, 2022: Second Wave Michigan

Michigan programs aim to prevent preschool expulsions, reducing lifelong harmful effects

Katherine Rosenblum,

Co-Director of the University of Michigan’s

Zero to Thrive program

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.

“Preschool to prison pipeline.”

That’s how some Michigan early childhood professionals refer to the way preschool and daycare expulsions and suspensions rock children’s lives, not to mention the lives of their parents.


Summer 2022: Medicine at Michigan Magazine

Children’s Mental Health Is in Crisis

Here are 7 things we can do right now to help.

“People are calling me, saying, ‘I and my child have been in the ER for a couple of days now, waiting for a bed. My child is suicidal. We can’t go home … and I’m terrified. What do I do? How can you help?” says Donna Martin, M.D., Ph.D., chair of pediatrics, the Ravitz Foundation Endowed Professor of Pediatrics and Communicable Diseases, and professor of human genetics.

“And that’s just wrong.”

The situation is severe. But it is not new.


June 17, 2022: Leelanau Ticker

U of M’s Fraternity Of Fathers Brings New Parenting Perspectives To Families In The County

Leelanau County once again finds itself leading the way in early childhood development innovations (here is one recent example) and this time the spotlight is on dads of young kids in the county.


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.


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).


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. 


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.”


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.


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.


Please check back for upcoming events.