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Children’s mental health is vitally important to the future well-being of our society. There’s a vast body of research establishing the importance of individuals’ formative years to their later emotional health. The abuse and neglect of our most vulnerable remains one of our most vexing problems. Here you can find stories on the foster care system, parenting practices, school discipline, bullying, and other important issues that affect children’s mental health.

Adults who were preemies may face more mental health risks

Researchers examined data from previously published studies of mental health in 747 adults who were underweight preemies and 1,512 who were full-term infants in five different countries. They found that former preemies reported more avoidant behaviors and more so-called “internalizing” issues like depression, anxiety, withdrawal and loneliness than adults who were full term infants. Read Read more

Request for Information announced seeking input on improving pediatric care

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) announced today a Request for Information (RFI) seeking input on approaches to improve pediatric care. Through the RFI, CMS is specifically seeking input on approaches to improve the quality and reduce the cost of care for children and youth enrolled in Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Read more

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