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Panthers' Hiring of a Mental Health Clinician is a 'Game-Changer'

In early August, Steve Smith revealed he had had bouts of depression while an active player with the Carolina Panthers and Baltimore Ravens. He talked about feeling "trapped, inferior and alone." Carolina's all-time leading receiver spoke…

Working Effectively with Muslim Youth and Their Families, Part 2

Brief Overview: This presentation will discuss how to effectively work with Muslim youth and their families by bringing attention to potential bias, as well as providing a foundational overview of Muslim customs and practices, emphasizing the…
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FREE Webinar: Considerations for Forensic Interviews with Vulnerable Adults - November 15 at 1:00 PM

Brief Overview: Historically, forensic interview protocols, training, and practice have focused on conducting forensic interviews with children and adolescents regarding their experiences of abuse, and of conducting such investigations within…

Working Effectively with Muslim Youth and Their Families, Part 1

Brief Overview: This presentation will discuss how to effectively work with Muslim youth and their families by bringing attention to potential bias, as well as providing a foundational overview of Muslim customs and practices, emphasizing the…
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Court Denies US Motion to Dismiss Air Force Veteran's Suit Claiming False Imprisonment

Doan served in the Air Force from September 1993 through the following February. He claimed in his suit that he was involuntarily detained at the Miami Veterans Affairs Healthcare System (VAMC) after a Compensation & Pension evaluation in…

FREE Webinar: Working Effectively with Muslim Youth and Their Families, October 25th at 12:00 PM

Brief Overview: This presentation will discuss how to effectively work with Muslim youth and their families by bringing attention to potential bias, as well as providing a foundational overview of Muslim customs and practices, emphasizing the…
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Charged with a Tampa Murder 20 Years Ago, He Still Awaits Trial

He lives in a dorm room in a tan and white building surrounded by metal fences and razor wire. The institution sits on a grassy patch south of Miami, at the edge of the Everglades, almost at the edge of the Sunshine State. His days are spent…
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Tyler Hadley Resentencing: Mental Health Experts for Defense Argue Hadley Can Be Rehabilitated

"I’ve never seen anything like this in all my 30 years of practice,” a psychiatrist testified at Tyler Hadley’s resentencing Wednesday, referring to the 17-year-old killer's lack of violent history — until the day he killed his parents…
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More than 4,000 Mentally Ill Inmates Held in Solitary in US – Report

More than 4,000 prisoners with serious mental illness are being held in solitary confinement in US prisons, according to new research, despite the knowledge that holding people in isolation exacerbates mental problems and can even trigger them. A survey by…
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Police Encounter Many People with Mental-Health Crises. Could Psychiatrists Help? - The Washington Post

Police departments have become a de facto arm of the American mental-health system. Research suggests that about 2 million people with serious mental illness are booked into jails in the United States each year. A 2016 review of studies estimated…
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County Jails Struggle To Treat Mentally Ill Inmates

DeVonte Jones began to show signs of schizophrenia as a teenager. His first public episode was nine years ago at a ballgame at Wavering Park, in Quincy, Ill. "He snapped out and just went around and started kicking people," says Jones'…
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Restoring Mental Competency: Who Really Benefits? - The Crime Report

Today, states spend hundreds of millions on evaluating and restoring the “mental competency” of individuals to stand trial. But such restoration is a far cry from the comprehensive mental health treatment needed by defendants who many experts…

FREE Webinar: Working Effectively with Muslim Youth and Their Families, October 11th at 12:00 PM

Brief Overview: This presentation will discuss how to effectively work with Muslim youth and their families by bringing attention to potential bias, as well as providing a foundational overview of Muslim customs and practices, emphasizing the…
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Can Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Help Juvenile Offenders? - The Crime Report

When youths are preconditioned to violence and crime, disregard for the law becomes automatic. Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) targets this “criminal thinking” to reduce crime and recidivism— and give juveniles the opportunity of a…
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North Dakota Prison Officials Think Outside The Box To Revamp Solitary Confinement - NPR

There are slightly more than 2 million people incarcerated in the United States — that's nearly equal to the entire population of Houston. Among those prisoners, thousands serve time in solitary confinement, isolated in small often windowless…