Latest Research in Children's Mental Health

​​​​​​​The Wisconsin Office of Children’s Mental Health seeks out the latest research in the field to note best practice interventions and well-being trends locally and worldwide. This page is updated regularly. 


  • Adverse childhood experiences and mental and physical health disparities: the moderating effect of race and implications for social work. Read more.​

  • Effects of the Global Coronavirus Disease – 2019 Pandemic on Early Childhood Development: Short- and Long-Term Risks and Mitigating Program and Policy Actions. Read more.

  • Impact of the Covid-19 Pandemic on Early Childhood Care and Education. Read more.

  • The potential impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on child growth and development: a systematic review.  ​Read more. 

  • Mental Health Services in Childhood: The Role of Family Adversity. Read more.​

  • Measuring socioeconomic adversity in early life. Read more.

  • Influence of race/ethnicity and income on the link between adverse childhood experiences and child flourishing. Read more.

  • Predictors of mental health and academic outcomes in first-year university students: Identifying prevention and early-intervention targets​. Read more.

  • Positive Childhood Experiences and Adult Mental and Relational Health in a Statewide Sample: Associations Across Adverse Childhood Experiences Levels. Read more.

  • Police Stress, Mental Health, and Resiliency during the COVID-19 Pandemic. Read more.

  • Designing resilience research: Using multiple methods to investigate risk exposure, promotive and protective processes, and contextually relevant outcomes for children and youth. Read more.

  • Multisystem Resilience for Children and Youth in Disaster: Reflections in the Context of COVID-19. ​Read more.​

  • 2019 Children’s Mental Health Report: Social Media, Gaming and Mental Health. Read more. 

  • Report of the National Advisory Mental Health Council’s Workgroup on Child and Adolescent Mental Health Intervention Development and Deployment. Read more. 

  • 2020 Kids Count Data Book. Read more.​

  • County Health Rankings and Roadmaps. 2020 Report for Wisconsin. Read more. ​

  • Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance United States – 2019. Read more.​ 

  • ​​Support for Transition from Adolescent to Adult Health Care Among Adolescents With and Without Mental, Behavioral, and Developmental Disorders. Read more.​ ​

  • Treatment of Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder among Children with Special Health Care Needs. Read more.​ 

  • Addressing Racial Health Disparities in the COVID-19 Pandemic: Immediate and Long-Term Policy Solutions. Read more​.

  • Association of Outdoor Artificial Light at Night with Mental Disorders and Sleep Patterns Among US Adolescents. Read more.

  • Connecting the Brain to the Rest of the Body: Early Childhood Development and Lifelong Health are Deeply Intertwined. Read more.

  • The COVID-19 Pandemic: a Call to Action to Identify and Address Racial and Ethnic Disparities. Read more.  

  • Inequity and the Disproportionate Impact of COVID-19 on Communities of Color in the United States: The Need for a Trauma-Informed Social Justice Response​. Read more. ​

  • Disparities in Behavioral Health Diagnoses: Considering Racial and Ethnic Youth Groups​. Read more. ​

  • Unconscious Bias and the Diagnosis of Disruptive Behavior Disorders and ADHD in African American and Hispanic Youth​. Read more. ​

  • From “Crib to Coffin”: Navigating coping from racism-related stress throughout the lifespan of black Americans. Read more.

  • The impact of racism on child and adolescent health. Read more.

  • Suicide risk and prevention during the COVID-19 pandemic. Read more.

  • Experience of emergency department use among persons with a history of adverse childhood experiences. Read more​.​

  • Impact of physical exercise on children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorders. Read more.
  • Racial/Ethnic Differences in Mental Health, Substance Use, and Bullying Victimization among Self-Identified Bisexual High School-Aged Youth. Read more.
  • Shaping healthy habits in children with neurodevelopmental and mental health disorders: parent perceptions of barriers, facilitators and promising ​strategies. Read more.
  • ​School-based interventions to prevent anxiety and depression in children and young people: a systematic review and network meta-analysis. Read more​.​


For more resources on child well-being statistics, review our Data Resources page​. ​