Category Archives: Medical Care

Dangers to Children Living in Meth Lab Homes

The Indiana Department of Child Services (DCS) has developed a special protocol that is instituted when children are found in homes that are also methamphetamine labs or in which caregivers are using or dealing methamphetamine.  The DCS protocol requires a … 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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Access to Healthcare for Vulnerable Populations Webinar

The Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, National Center for Youth in Custody will present a Webinar, “Access to Healthcare for Vulnerable Populations,” on Wednesday, March 26, 2014, 2:00-3:30 p.m. ET. Panel members include: Dr. Michelle Staples-Horne, Medical Director, … Continue reading

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Seven Things Juvenile Court Participants Should Know About Learning Disabilities

The National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges issued a technical assistance brief: Seven Things Juvenile Courts Should Know About Learning Disabilities, that is helpful for all who are involved in the juvenile system.  The seven things are: The definition … Continue reading

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Not Just Running the Streets: Why Some Kids Skip School

When children skip school and are referred to the juvenile delinquency system, probation officers and defense attorneys must work to identify the underlying issues triggering the truancy and attempt to hook that student up with needed services while diverting the … Continue reading

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Need Some Inspiration for Changes to the Delinquency System?

Sometimes one needs to step away from the comfort zone and find out what other leaders are doing around the country to make change to the delinquency system.  A good place to start  are the 2013 innovation briefs published by … Continue reading

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Medicaid Eligibility for Detained Children

A reader asked follow-up questions to a post concerning the notice to the Division of Family Resources (DFR) about a child’s disposition or modification to the disposition order and any confidentiality issues.To review why DFR is notified about a juvenile … Continue reading

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