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Fact Sheet

Positive Mental Health: Resilience

Child Trends

This brief presents research findings on the characteristics of adolescents who demonstrate resilience, discusses strategies that promote resilience in adolescents, describes the links between resilience and avoidance of risk-taking behaviors, and offers other useful resources.

What Families Can Do

The National Alliance on Mental Illness' (NAMI) fact sheet outlines steps families can take when a child may have a mental illness. The fact sheet provides a list of warning signs and advice regarding who to contact if a family suspects a child suffers from a mental health condition.


Improving the Lives of Adolescents and Young Adults: Out-of-School Time Programs That Have Significant Positive Impacts

Child Trends

This brief identifies out-of-school time programs with positive impacts on adolescent or young adult outcomes (e.g., behavior problems, physical health, and education).

Tips to Promote Social-Emotional Health Among Young Children

The American Academy of Pediatrics

This resource provides tips and resources for parents, early education and child care providers, and pediatricians to promote social-emotional health among young children.

Ten Questions Parents Can Ask to Ensure Their Child's School is Bully Free

Parent Action for Healthy Kids

This resource provides ten important questions that parents and others can ask the principal of a school to help ensure that the school is bully-free. 

Highlights of the 2010 National Youth Gang Survey

This fact sheet presents findings from the National Gang Center's National Youth Gang Survey, which collects data from a large, representative sample of local law enforcement agencies to track

Indian Health Service Cross Cultural Medicine Fact Sheet

In Navajo Area Indian Health Service healthcare facilities, understanding the subtleties of interpersonal relationships is important in healthcare practice.