Child and Adolescent Health
ChildTrends Releases Brief Exploring Link Between Depression and Suicide and Teen Dating Violence
This brief presents an analysis of data collected from interviews of a nationally representative sample of 6,763 individuals as they moved from adolescence into early adulthood. The brief, produced by Child Trends with support from the Maternal and Child Health Bureau (MCHB), draws from data collected by the National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent Health (Add Health). The purpose of the analysis was to determine whether symptoms of depression or suicide in adolescence predict unhealthy romantic relationship outcomes (relationship violence and sexual infidelity) in young adulthood. Contents include background, methods, sample characteristics, key findings and implications. For more information, click here.
Women's and Infant Health
OWH Launches New Breastfeeding Campaign for African-American Mothers and Families
The HHS Office on Women’s Health (OWH) recently announced the launch of a new breastfeeding campaign! It’s Only Natural helps African American women and their families understand the health benefits of breastfeeding — not just for babies, but for moms too. For more information on the campaign and to find information on topics such as addressing breastfeeding myths, overcoming challenges, as well as video testimonials from breastfeeding moms, click here.