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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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When Kids Kill

Two were only 13 years old. Three were just a few months shy of turning 18. Four committed their crimes in this decade, and just as many have spent more than 30 years behind bars. At least two sold sex for money. One witnessed his father…
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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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Science Shows Just How Traumatizing It is to Separate Kids from Parents at the US-Mexico Border - Quartz

Mental health professionals worry about the potential consequences of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's (ICE) policy of separating children from parents caught illegally crossing the border. Read more.
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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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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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Severe Bullying in Childhood May Hike Teen Mental Health Risk - PsychCentral

A new study has found that children who were severally bullied are at a higher risk of mental health issues during adolescence. Read more.