CONGRATS, GRADUATES!! Like others graduating this year, the UMN MCH Class of 2020 won’t get to experience their planned celebrations. But that doesn’t mean that we can’t send them off with some wise, warm and hope-filled words! How can you support graduates? 1. You can still submit a story, quote, video, or written message! Messages […]
This guide, curated by the Center on the Developing Child at Harvard University, focuses on resources and topics regarding COVID-19 and childhood development. Topics include: stress, resilience, how COVID-19 relates to childhood development, and how to support children/yourself through COVID-19 outbreaks.
This resource, provided by Chapin Hall, shares a variety of information on incarcerated women including: demographic information, descriptions of parenting prior to and during incarceration, information on pregnancy and birth programs, mental health service needs, and more! This resource is comprehensive and a great reference for incarceration facilities, as well as organizations that serve incarcerated […]
This resource, developed by Child Trends, acts as a glossary for terms that professionals who serve youth and young adults may encounter. In particular, a better understanding of these terms will be useful for practitioners who work day to day with young people. The resource includes three main sections: contexts, interventions, and outcomes.
In 2019, the Minnesota Student Survey included a new question (see image above) for 9th and 11th graders, asking them if they ever traded sex. This resource shares the demographics of individuals who traded sex including gender identity and race. Additionally, this resource shares how the Safe Harbor Law applies to those who are sexually […]
The Public Health National Center for Innovations (PHNCI) with the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) created a roadmap to help public health departments move into work on equity in health. This roadmap is called the Moving into Equity: The Public Health Journey. This resource recognizes that different public health departments (and individuals) have different starting […]
This website provides videos, webinars, reports, charts, trainings, and external resources regarding sexual violence. It includes information for individuals working with women, men, and people with disabilities who have experienced sexual violence. Additionally, one video is geared towards survivors.
Do you want to learn how to recognize, intervene, and prevent bullying? Check out this module, designed by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA). It highlights the impact of bullying on health and how bullying can lead to internalizing, psychosomatic, and academic problems. Throughout the module, users check their knowledge on topics through quizzes. The […]
The Minnesota Department of Health compiled a chartbook focusing on rural health in MN. This chartbook defines rural in MN, provides demographic information about rural residents, shares insurance coverage for rural residents, gives statistics on primary and specialty care access for rural residents, shares information on trauma care availability (including driving time), discusses opioid rates, […]
Have you ever wondered how you can more clearly communicate medical jargon? Well, there’s an app for that! Simply Sayin’ helps medical professionals and families translate medical language into child and developmental friendly speech. The free application is available in English and Spanish, for Apple devices. The app includes: a glossary, animated images and photographs, anatomical […]
The American Academy of Pediatrics published a fact sheet on how to support youth who are addicted to nicotine. It includes: how to ask the right questions, how to talk to youth about quitting, steps to creating a quit plan, how to follow-up, and how to bill for the support. This resource targets pediatricians, but […]
Are you looking for alcohol and substance use recovery information in rural Minnesota? This new learning module series from the Center for Advanced Studies in Child Welfare focuses on just that! The module has 3 parts – the first includes an overview of rural Minnesota, the second focuses on the challenges and strengths of recovery in small […]
The Center of the Developing Child (Harvard University) produced this video to describe toxic stress, how it can impact children and adults, and steps to mitigate toxic stress for an individual or a community. This video is focused on parents and children, but also includes information for policy makers and practitioners. They also produced the […]
The Children’s Environmental Health Network, the National Center for Healthy Housing and the National Association of Family Child Care put together this lead toolkit for home based child care. The toolkit provides information on drinking water, paint, soil, and consumer products. Fact sheets and a poster is included for display or further information at child care centers. In […]
Do you want to know how to navigate car seats for your child? Do you know someone who needs information on what type of car seat to purchase? Check out the Safe Kids Car Seat Guide. This guide has general tips to review, as well as personalized suggestions, based on a child’s age and weight. […]