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Resilience: The Biology of Stress and the Science of Hope - September 26 at 10 AM

Thursday, September 26 Screening 10:00 AM - 11:15 AM Valencia College Lake Nona Campus Room 148 12350 Narcoossee Rd, Orlando, FL RESILIENCE is a one-hour documentary that delves into the science of Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs)…
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Florida to Require Mental Health Classes in Public Schools Starting in Sixth Grade

Public schools will be required to teach students at least five hours of mental health instruction beginning in 6th grade, under a mandate approved by the state Board of Education Wednesday and hailed by Florida's top educator as a “life…
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Registration Open: 2019 Defending Modern Drug Cases Seminar

Once again, drug prosecutions are on the rise. From challenging the arrest and seizure to picking a jury to cross-examining police officers, defense attorneys handling drug cases must be able to construct a defense that will increase the chances…
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Registration Open: Social Worker/Sentencing Advocate Conference in Seattle, Washington - September 10-13

These conferences will feature nationally recognized faculty in a mix of plenary sessions, simultaneous sessions and small group breakouts.  Participants will have the opportunity to choose sessions to best fit their individual needs.  There…
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Registration Open: Team Mitigation Institute in Boise, Idaho - August 19-21

Mitigation created by a team of professionals in non capital case is increasingly becoming the standard of practice.   This  bring-your-own-case institute is designed for defense teams to work on the mitigation ifor  a non-capital client.   …
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Who is Florida Man?

THE STORY, HEADLINED “Drunk, shirtless Florida man arrested after shoveling spaghetti in his mouth at Olive Garden,” hit the website of southwest Florida’s NBC-Channel 2 at 11:13am on April 8 this year. The mugshot revealed a scraped…
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Can Fentanyl Be Used for an Involuntary Intoxication Defense?

A strange occurrence at a Massachusetts hospital Articles by Forensic Magazine and New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM) Between 2012 to 2016, fourteen patients showed up at a Massachusetts hospital with a strange problem.  All 14 patients…
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When Going to Jail Means Giving Up The Meds That Saved Your Life

Before Geoffrey Pesce got on methadone, his addiction to heroin and oxycodone nearly destroyed him: He lost his home, his job, custody of his son—and his driver’s license. So even after he began to rebuild his life, Pesce relied on his parents…
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Registration Open: Team Mitigation Institute Atlanta

Mitigation created by a team of professionals in non capital cases is increasingly becoming the standard of practice.   This  bring-your-own-case institute is designed for defense teams to work on the mitigation in a non-capital case.   …
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Social Worker/Sentencing Advocate Conference Biloxi

These conferences will feature nationally recognized faculty in a mix of plenary sessions, simultaneous sessions and small group breakouts.  Participants will have the opportunity to choose e sessions to best fit their individual needs.  There…