Category Archives: Substance Abuse

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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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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Where Do Indiana Children Rank Nationally in 2014?

The Annie E. Casey Foundation has released the 2014 Kids Count Data Book, which includes individual state profiles.  Looking at the Indiana profile, Indiana ranks 27 overall.   Highlights (or lowlights) include: In 2012, 22% or 350,000 children were living … Continue reading

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Substance Abuse and Child Safety Task Force – Second Meeting

The Substance Abuse and Child Safety Task Force of the Commission on Improving the Status of Children met for the second time on June 25, 2014.  The title of the task force is a bit of a misnomer, as the … 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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The Friday Wrap-up

The National Research Council of the National Academies recently held a public briefing on Reforming Juvenile Justice: A Developmental Approach, advocating for a system overhaul.  Here is an overview. The Indiana Youth Institute released an issue brief in May 2013 on Youth … Continue reading

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ADHD and OWI

Several articles over the last decade have focused on young adults who have Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) or Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) and their increased likelihood to commit driving errors.  When stopped by law enforcement, the symptoms of ADHD/ADD may … Continue reading

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