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Feature Articles

What’s happening in children’s mental health?
(Published: May 5, 2014)

Children’s Mental Health: New Report
A new report describes, for the first time, federal activities that track U.S. children’s mental disorders.
(Published: May 17, 2013)

Legacy for Children ™: Behavioral and Socioemotional Outcomes
New study demonstrates improved child outcomes.
(Published: April 18,2013)

Child Development: Investing in Our Children
The early years of a child's life are very important for his or her health and development.
(Published: February 13, 2012)

Newborn Screening Can Help Prevent Problems
Soon after birth, babies born in the United States are checked for certain medical conditions.
(Published: August 11, 2010)

Interactive Tools to Track Child Development
Watch for and record your child's developmental milestones.
(Published: April 26, 2010)

Scientific Articles

* These CDC scientific articles are listed in order of date published

Boy sitting on the top of stacked booksComponents Associated With Home Visiting Program Outcomes: A Meta-analysis
Pediatrics Vol. 132 No. Supplement 2 November 1, 2013 Jill H. Filene, Jennifer W. Kaminski, Linda Anne Valle, Patrice Cachat.
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Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Mental Health Surveillance Among Children, United States 2005–2011
Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR) 2013;62(Suppl; May 16, 2013):1-35.
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Behavioral and Socioemotional Outcomes through Age 5 of the Legacy for Children™ Public Health Approach to Improving Developmental Outcomes among Children Born into Poverty
American Journal of Public Health, 2013;103:1058–1066. doi:10.2105/AJPH.2012.300996.
Jennifer W. Kaminski, Ruth Perou, Susanna N. Visser, Keith G. Scott, Leila H. Beckwith, Judy Howard, D. Camille Smith, Melissa L. Danielson
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Legacy for Children™: A Pair of Randomized Controlled Trials of a Public Health Model to Improve Developmental Outcomes among Children in Poverty
BMC Public Health 2012, 12:691 doi:10.1186/1471-2458-12-691
Ruth Perou, Marc N. Elliott, Susanna N. Visser, Angelika H. Claussen, Keith G. Scott, Leila H. Beckwith, Judy Howard, Lynne F. Katz, D. Camille Smith
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Does childhood disability increase risk for child abuse and neglect?
Rebecca T. Leeb RT, Rebecca H. Bitsko, Melissa T. Merrick, Brian S. Armour.
Journal of Mental Health Research in Intellectual Disabilities. 2012;5(1):4-31.
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