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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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Inflammation in Pregnant Moms Linked to Child’s Brain Development – National Institute of Mental Health

NIMH-funded researchers are connecting the dots between inflammation in a pregnant human mother and possible effects on her young child’s developing brain. So far, they have linked high levels of maternal inflammation during pregnancy to reduced…
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“We the Defenders”: National Association for Public Defense Investigator and Social Worker/Sentencing Advocates Conference – November 26-29

"We the Defenders": National Association for Public Defense Investigator and Social Worker/Sentencing Advocates Conference These conferences will feature nationally recognized faculty in a mix of plenary sessions, simultaneous sessions and…
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Information on Inmates with Serious Mental Illness and Strategies to Reduce Recidivism- Government Accountability Office

About two-thirds of inmates with a serious mental illness in the Department of Justice's (DOJ) Federal Bureau of Prisons (BOP) were incarcerated for four types of offenses—drug (23 percent), sex offenses (18 percent), weapons and explosives…
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NIH Releases First Dataset from Unprecedented Study of Adolescent Brain Development – National Institute of Mental Health

The National Institutes of Health today released to the scientific community an unparalleled dataset from the Adolescent Brain Cognitive Development (ABCD) study. To date, more than 7,500 youth and their families have been recruited for the…
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Fighting the Opioid Epidemic: Part 1 – Open Ninth

In Part 1 of Open Ninth's "Fighting the Opioid Epidemic," Chief Judge Frederick Lauten discusses the opioid epidemic with Shannon Robinson of Aspire Health Partners. Read more and listen.
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The Opioid Epidemic: A Statewide Public Health Emergency, October 11

The League of Women Voters of Orange County is hosting "The Opioid Epidemic: A Statewide Public Health Emergency" as part of its Hot Topics luncheon series. Read more and register.
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The Teenage Brain: Child Mind Institute Issues New Report on Teenage Mental Health – Markets Insider

This week, the Child Mind Institute released its 2017 Children's Mental Health Report, which includes analysis of why adolescent brain development creates a high-risk period of impulsive behaviors and the onset of mental health and substance…