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The National Survey of Children's Health Data Resource Center (DRC)
Prioritizing Possibilities Data Query
Compare Possibilities Across States
Possibilities Research, Data, and Stories
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Access research, data, and stories of possibility on key opportunities to build (1) family relational health, resilience, and strengths; (2) positive childhood mental, social, and emotional health and flourishing; (3) healing amid adversity, like adverse
childhood experiences; (4) thriving communities; (5) child readiness for and engagement in school (6) well-being and quality services for CSHCN (children with special health care needs), and (7) whole-child profiles of risks and opportunities.
Bethell CD, Gombojav N, Whitaker RC. Family Resilience And Connection Promote Flourishing Among US Children, Even Amid Adversity. Health Aff (Millwood). 2019;38(5):729-737. doi:10.1377/hlthaff.2018.05425
Bethell C, Jones J, Gombojav N, Linkenbach J, Sege R. Positive Childhood Experiences and Adult Mental and Relational Health in a Statewide Sample: Associations Across Adverse Childhood Experiences Levels [published online ahead of
print, 2019 Sep 9] [published correction appears in JAMA Pediatr. 2019 Sep 30;:]. JAMA Pediatr. 2019;173(11):e193007. doi:10.1001/jamapediatrics.2019.3007
Sege, R., Bethell, C., Linkenbach, J., Jones, J., Klika, B. & Pecora, P.J. Balancing adverse childhood experiences with HOPE: New insights into the role of positive experience on child and family development. Boston: The Medical
Foundation. www.cssp.org. Published 2017.
Bethell C, Gombojav N, Solloway M, Wissow L. Adverse Childhood Experiences, Resilience and Mindfulness-Based Approaches: Common Denominator Issues for Children with Emotional, Mental, or Behavioral Problems. Child Adolesc Psychiatr
Clin N Am. 2016;25(2):139-156. doi:10.1016/j.chc.2015.12.001
Child Well-Being and Adverse Childhood Experiences in the US. Academic Pediatrics. 2019;17(7):S1-S158.
Bethell CD, Solloway MR, Guinosso S, et al. Prioritizing Possibilities for Child and Family Health: An Agenda to Address Adverse Childhood Experiences and Foster the Social and Emotional Roots of Well-being in Pediatrics. Acad Pediatr.
Child and Adolescent Health Measurement Initiative. Recommendations Roadmap for California Proposition 64 Expenditures: Advancing Healing-Centered and Trauma-Informed Approaches to Promote Individual, Family, and Community Resilience.
In collaboration with a statewide advisory committee coordinated with the California Campaign to Counter Childhood Adversity (4CA). Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, MD. 2019.
Ghandour, R.M., Moore, K.A., Murphy, K. et al. School Readiness among U.S. Children: Development of a Pilot Measure. Child Ind Res 12, 1389–1411 (2019). https://doi.org/10.1007/s12187-018-9586-8
Bethell CD, Newacheck P, Hawes E, Halfon N. Adverse childhood experiences: assessing the impact on health and school engagement and the mitigating role of resilience. Health Aff (Millwood). 2014;33(12):2106-2115. doi:10.1377/hlthaff.2014.0914
Bethell C, Forrest CB, Stumbo S, Gombojav N, Carle A, Irwin CE. Factors promoting or potentially impeding school success: disparities and state variations for children with special health care needs. Matern Child Health J. 2012;16
Suppl 1:S35-S43. doi:10.1007/s10995-012-0993-z
Bethell CD, Blumberg SJ, Stein RE, Strickland B, Robertson J, Newacheck PW. Taking stock of the CSHCN screener: a review of common questions and current reflections. Acad Pediatr. 2015;15(2):165-176. doi:10.1016/j.acap.2014.10.003
Bethell CD, Newacheck PW, Fine A, et al. Optimizing health and health care systems for children with special health care needs using the life course perspective. Matern Child Health J. 2014;18(2):467-477. doi:10.1007/s10995-013-1371-1
Bethell CD, Kogan MD, Strickland BB, Schor EL, Robertson J, Newacheck PW. A national and state profile of leading health problems and health care quality for US children: key insurance disparities and across-state variations. Acad
Pediatr. 2011;11(3 Suppl):S22-S33. doi:10.1016/j.acap.2010.08.011
Child and Adolescent Health Measurement Initiative (CAHMI). Report of the Social Determinants of Health Technical Working Group, Maternal and Child Health Measurement Research Network (MCHMRN). https://action.cahmi.org/docs/default-source/mch-mrn/sdoh_twg_consensus_mch-mrn_designv2_072618.pdf?sfvrsn=9dc95b17_2.
Published August 2018.
The Prioritizing Possibilities data query provides national and across state population-based data results on measures aligned with priority goals and prominent measurement frameworks for improving child, family, and community well-being
in the United States.
To generate local awareness relevant to your area, the CAHMI created individual state/national comparison fact sheets using 2018/2019 NSCH data regarding the prevalence of adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) and key child outcomes
such as bullying, school engagement, and resilience and flourishing. These fact sheets also include data and information about the prevalence of adults with ACEs, key adult health outcomes, and the mechanisms that link ACEs with
health outcomes explained by breakthrough neurobiological sciences.
Dr. Bethell discusses the data, measures, and policy possibilities to address whole child well-being in her 2021 presentation for Pediatric Academic Societies.