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Webinar: Lessons from Social and Neurological Perspectives on Positive Youth Development – April 23 at 4 PM

Our juvenile justice system began to take shape during a time of massive immigration and rapid growth of urban areas. Poverty, lack of supervision, and deplorable living conditions were seen as conditions that fostered delinquency. As the system…
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Adverse Childhood Events Tied to Dementia

Children who had multiple adverse experiences growing up were more likely to develop dementia in old age, Japanese researchers reported. People who had three or more adverse childhood experiences -- physical or psychological abuse, family…

Reaching Out: A Community Resource Fair

Monday, March 11, 2019 at 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM EDT Orange County Library System (FL) 101 East Central Boulevard, Orlando, Florida 32801 Celebrate National Social Work Month at the library! Meet the library social worker and other representatives…

Poor Students More Likely to Play Football, Despite Brain Injury Concerns

Fears of brain injuries has deterred many parents and their children from choosing to play football. After years of publicity about how dangerous football can be, football enrollment has declined 6.6 percent in the past decade, according…
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Nikolas Cruz’s Birth Mom Had a Violent, Criminal Past. Could It Help Keep Him Off Death Row? – The Miami Herald

Nikolas Cruz had two mothers: his birth mom, who gave him life, an almond-shaped head and auburn hair — and his adoptive mom, who gave him all the advantages of an upscale, suburban upbringing. His birth mother, Brenda Woodard, was sometimes…
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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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Understanding the Unique Challenges of Female Incarceration – The Sentencing Project

The number of incarcerated women stands nearly eight times higher than in 1980, with over 200,000 women behind bars. There are over 7,000 girls, predominantly girls of color, in youth confinement around the country. Analyzing female incarceration…
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Adverse Childhood Experiences and the Risk of Criminal Justice Involvement and Victimization Among Homeless Adults With Mental Illness – Psychiatry Online

A study released this year as found that adverse child experiences (ACEs) are highly prevalent among people who are homeless. The study examined how ACEs affect an individual's risk of involvement in the criminal justice system, as well as victimization…