Category Archives: Mental Health

Rural Health Research Gateway

For those who are interested in the disparity of access to services between urban centers and rural communities, the Rural Health Research Gateway provides access to research and webinars on a wide variety of topics, including substance abuse, children, mental … Continue reading

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Mass General Juvenile Justice Neuroscience Program

The Massachusetts General Hospital, Center for Law, Brain, and Behavior, has a number of programs, including one focused on juvenile justice.  “The long-range goals of the juvenile justice program are to promote neuroscientific research that may elucidate the adolescent brain, … Continue reading

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Teen Suicide — Indiana Rates

What follows is from a presentation by Dr. Thomas W. McAllister, IU School of Medicine, to the Commission on Improving the Status of Children on September 17, 2014.  Suicide is the second leading cause of death in Indiana among 15-34 year olds, and the … Continue reading

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Traumatic Stress Resources for Children of Military Families

The National Child Traumatic Stress Network (NCTSN) has a variety of resources available for educators, family members, and professionals working with children of military families (click on the tabs and also scroll to the bottom of the page).  As one would … Continue reading

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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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Teen Suicide — Become Aware of the Signs and Resources

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Injury Prevention and Control, suicide is the third leading cause of death for youth between the ages of 10 and 24.  The top three methods of suicide in … Continue reading

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National Conference on Trauma Informed Care – October 17, 2014

The Leadership Center at the Children’s Institute, Inc. and the National Child Traumatic Stress Network will be presenting Trauma-Informed Care: A National Conference for Helping Professionals on October 17, 2014, at the Sheraton Universal Hotel in Universal City, California.  The … Continue reading

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