Category Archives: Child Development

Youth First — Building a Safety Net For Children in Southwestern Indiana

Staff and supporters of Youth First presented at the Education Outcomes Task Force on November 7, 2014.  The program uses social workers to provide “evidence-based programs that prevent substance abuse, promote healthy behaviors, and maximize student success.”  Programs target children … Continue reading

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Access Neuroscience and the Law Information

The MacArthur Foundation Research Network on Law and Neuroscience has launched a YouTube channel — LawNeuro.org  (available at:  https://www.youtube.com/user/lawneuroorg).  It features a variety of lectures from legal scholars and experts in neuroscience who gave presentations at the: Colloquium for Federal … Continue reading

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Girls — What Are Their Needs and Issues?

The Status of Girls in Indiana 2013 was prepared by faculty and students from Saint Mary’s College in Notre Dame, Indiana.  The paper focuses on demographics, education, physical health, media usage and its impact, reproductive health, substance and alcohol abuse, … Continue reading

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DCS Oversight Committee May 2014 Meeting

The DCS Oversight Committee did meet in May after a hiatus since October 2013, and since being named a task force under the umbrella of the Commission on Improving the Status of Children.  The meeting minute are here. Of note … Continue reading

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SAMHSA — Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) is a federal government resource that provides information relevant to both juveniles and adults.  There are sections for publications that are good resources and data, including outcomes and quality. Of particular … Continue reading

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Criminalizing Adolescent Behavior — The Role of Prosecutors

Criminalizing Normal Adolescent Behavior in Communities of Color:  the Role of Prosecutors in Juvenile Justice Reform, 98 Cornell Law Review 383 (2013) by Kristin Henning discusses the overrepresentation of children of color in the juvenile justice system and the obligations of the prosecutors. … Continue reading

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Trauma-Informed Care at Detention Centers Webinar

On Wednesday, April 30, 2014 from 2pm-3:30pm EDT, the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention and the National Center for Youth in Custody will present a Webinar, Trauma-Informed Care, to discuss the use of trauma-informed care in juvenile detention … Continue reading

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