Key Findings: Factors Associated with Mental, Behavioral, and Developmental Disorders in Early Childhood.
Learn about family, community and health-care factors related to children’s mental, behavioral or developmental disorder
(Published: March 10, 2016)
Key Findings: Reassessing the approach of the Learn the Signs. Act Early. campaign.
Learn about parents’ responses to the Learn the Signs. Act Early materials
(Published: November 18, 2015)
Key Findings: Screening for Developmental Delays Among Young Children
Only 1 in 5 parents say their child received a developmental screen
(Published September 10, 2014)
Key Findings: Behavioral and Socioemotional Outcomes Through Age 5 of the Legacy for Children™ Parenting Program
Learn how the Legacy program affected children
(Published: April 18, 2013)
Helping Children Thrive in Rural Communities
New data on children with mental, behavioral, and developmental disorders in rural and urban areas.
(Published: March 16, 2017)
Parents are among the most important people in the lives of young children.
(Published: January 4, 2017)
Supporting Behavioral Health
Learn what CDC doing to support behavioral health services for children who need them.
(Published: May 4, 2016)
Improving Children’s Behavioral Health
Learn what CDC is doing about gaps in behavioral treatment for children.
(Published: May 4, 2015)
Newborn Screening is Important for Your Baby
Soon after birth, babies born in the United States are checked for certain medical conditions.
(Published: September 14, 2014)
Children’s Mental Health Report
Learn about the CDC report that describes federal activities that track U.S. children's mental disorders.
(Published: May 16, 2013)
* These CDC scientific articles are listed in order of date published
Differences in Health Care, Family, and Community Factors Associated with Mental, Behavioral, and Developmental Disorders Among Children Aged 2–8 Years in Rural and Urban Areas — United States, 2011–2012
Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR) Surveillance Summaries 2017; 66(No. SS-8):1–11.
Lara R. Robinson, Joseph R. Holbrook, Rebecca H. Bitsko, Sophie A. Hartwig, Jennifer W. Kaminski, Reem M. Ghandour, Georgina Peacock, Akilah Heggs, Coleen A. Boyle
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Targeting Parenting in Early Childhood: A Public Health Approach to Improve Outcomes for Children Living in Poverty
Child Development. Published online January 31, 2017
Amanda Sheffield Morris, Lara R. Robinson, Jennifer Hays-Grudo, Angelika H. Claussen, Sophie A. Hartwig, Amy E. Treat
Interpreting the Prevalence of Mental Disorders in Children: Tribulation and Triangulation
Health Promotion Practice. Published online November 15, 2016
Joseph R. Holbrook, Rebecca H. Bitsko, Melissa L. Danielson, Susanna N. Visser
Health-care, Family, and Community Factors associated with Mental, Behavioral, and Developmental Disorders in Early Childhood - United States, 2011-2012.
Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR) 2016 Mar 11; ; 65(9);221–226
Bitsko, RH, Holbrook, JR, Kaminski, J, Robinson, LR, Ghandour, R, Smith, C, Peacock, G. MMWR.
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Cost-effectiveness of Legacy for ChildrenTM for Reducing Behavioral Problems and Risk for ADHD among Children Living in Poverty
Journal of Child and Adolescent Behavior, 2015, 3:5
Phaedra S. Corso, Susanna N. Visser, Justin B. Ingels, Ruth Perou
The Legacy for Children™ parenting model, partnering to translate research to practice for children in poverty
TBM 2014;4:232–233 doi: 10.1007/s13142-014-0266-z
Lara R. Robinson, Ruth Perou, Rebecca T. Leeb
Components 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.
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
Does Childhood Disability Increase Risk for Child Abuse and Neglect?
Journal of Mental Health Research in Intellectual Disabilities. 2012;5(1):4-31.
Rebecca T. Leeb, Rebecca H. Bitsko, Melissa T. Merrick, Brian S. Armour.
- Page last reviewed: March 23, 2017
- Page last updated: March 23, 2017
- Content source:
- Division of Human Development and Disabilities, National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention