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Association of Parental Incarceration with Psychiatric and Functional Outcomes of Young Adults

This cohort study, using data from a community-representative, longitudinal study, found that parental incarceration was associated with young adults’ increased odds of having an anxiety disorder, having a felony charge, spending time in jail,…
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Sheriff to End Solitary Confinement for Teens at Palm Beach County Jail Under Settlement

Young offenders called it “the box.” It’s where their world at the Palm Beach County jail shrank to a 6-by-12 foot cell — for months. In solitary confinement, no music was allowed. No television. No human contact. Read more.
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Study: Teens Stressed Over Discrimination Show Increased Behavioral Problems - My LA News

Teens who are worried that discrimination is on the rise show increased behavioral problems, including substance abuse and depression, according to a study released Monday by the Keck School of Medicine at USC. Read more.
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Florida Law Requiring Students to Inform School Districts on Mental Health History is Problematic - The Orlando Sentinel

Has student ever been referred to mental health services? This is quite possibly the most loaded question any parent has been forced to answer on a school registration form. It’s also the most loaded question school districts have been…
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For Troubled Kids, Some Schools Take Time Out for Group Therapy - NPR

Some schools have begun adopting The Resilience Builder Program, which teaches students how to manage emotions and stress. Read more.       Photo by Hichem Deghmoum from Pexels.
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Atypical Brain Development Observed in Preschoolers with ADHD Symptoms - The National Institutes of Health

A new NIH study has found that children as young as 4 with ADHD symptoms maybe have atypical brain development. Read more.
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Handcuffs and a Psych Exam for a 7-Year-Old? Schools Do That Too Often, Parents Say - The Miami Herald

Some parents have expressed concern that Florida schools are using the Baker Act too frequently. Many children who are Baker Acted do not meet the criteria for involuntary psychological evaluation. Read more.
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Suspensions Are Not Support: The Disciplining of Preschoolers With Disabilities - Center for American Progress

A new report from the Center for American Progress (CAP) has found that children with disabilities are more likely to be suspended or expelled from preschool. CAP outlines its findings as follows: Children with behavioral problems are 43…
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How Students Get Banished to Alternative Schools - ProPublica

In this ProPublica investigation, Heather Vogell discusses the increased use of alternative schools. Read more.
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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…
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“Crime, Punishment, and Redemption for My Son with ADHD” - ADDitude

This article chronicles the struggles of Kathleen Ryan's son, who suffered from ADHD and had frequent run-ins with the law. Read more.