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UCF Trauma Clinic Offers Virtual Series on Handling Stress

UCF RESTORES — a trauma clinic best known for helping veterans and first responders overcome PTSD — is offering an ongoing Facebook Live series starting Monday to help the public handle the stress of the current COVID-19 pandemic. “This…
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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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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…

Deadly Force Mindset as Justifiable Defense Questioned

The science of neurobiology and neuropsychology used to defend officers in shooting incidents has been described as arbitrary at best. Many experts contend there simply is not enough peer-reviewed material to substantiate it as an exculpatory…
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Planting Trees on Vacant Urban Land ‘Reduces Feelings of Depression and Improves Overall Mental Health of Local Residents’ – The London Economic

Planting trees on vacant urban land can slash feelings of depression and improve the overall mental health of local residents, according to a new study. Researchers say that revitalising rundown and dilapidated areas of towns and…
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What Happens When Schoolchildren Live in Violent Neighborhoods? The Effects are Broader than Previously Known, a Study Finds – The Washington Post

Researchers have shown — and teachers know — that schoolchildren exposed to neighborhood violence can have a tougher time learning, experiencing more stress and depression than their peers growing up in safe neighborhoods. But a Johns…
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What Does a Criminal Law Attorney Need to Know About Psychosis?

Courtesy of Godoy Medical Forensics   Psychosis is a condition that distorts attunement with reality. Throughout the years, there have been many criminal cases involving this rather complex illness. Due to its nature as a mental…
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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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Increased Stress on Fathers Leads to Brain Development Changes in Offspring – Science News

New research in mice has found that a father's stress affects the brain development of his offspring. This stress changes the father's sperm, which can then alter the brain development of the child. This new research provides a much better understanding…