Tag Archives: Mental health

Hopes for the New Year 2015

As the new year begins, here are the hopes for 2015: That anti-shackling legislation continues to spread around the country, including here in Indiana, which would allow detained children to appear without shackles during court hearings unless the judge has … Continue reading

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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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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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The National Center for Children in Poverty

The National Center for Children in Poverty, which is part of the Columbia University, Mailman School of Public Health, Department of Health Policy and Management, provides access to data at both the national and state level about low income and … Continue reading

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School-Based Diversion for Youth with Mental Health Needs Webinar

On May 29, 2014, at 2:00 p.m. EST, a school-based diversion program for mentally ill youth from Connecticut, developed with the support of the MacArthur Foundations Models for Change Initiative, will be highlighted during a webinar.  Topics will include: (1) … 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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Childhood Trauma — the Northwestern Juvenile Project

The U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Juvenile Justice & Delinquency Prevention OJJDP News & A Glance focuses on childhood traumatic stress.  The Northwestern Juvenile Project has been highlighted as a longitudinal study of juveniles detained in Cook County, Illinois … Continue reading

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