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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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Florida to Require Mental Health Classes in Public Schools Starting in Sixth Grade

Public schools will be required to teach students at least five hours of mental health instruction beginning in 6th grade, under a mandate approved by the state Board of Education Wednesday and hailed by Florida's top educator as a “life…
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A Boy Among Men: What Happens When You Throw a Teenager into an Adult Prison? Guess.

Three years ago, the young man who would later be known as John Doe 1 shuffled into the Richard A. Handlon Correctional Facility in Ionia, Michigan. The town of 11,000 residents, which sits in the remote center of the state, houses five prisons,…
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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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New Report Says Florida Prosecutes More Children in the Adult Criminal Justice System Than Any Other State

According to a new study that looks at how many American teenagers are serving time in in adult jails, a full 60 percent of the youths serving life without parole sentences for a non-homicidal crime are from Florida. That’s the most of…
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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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Officer at Bradenton Juvenile Lockup Resigns After She Slapped Boy. Video Captured the Scene - The Bradenton Herald

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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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At Risk Youth - Protective Factors and Question, Persuade, Refer (QPR) - August 9-10

Protective factors are those elements of a young person's life that protect them against future criminal behavior. Learn how traditional Native American values and teachings can be used in a flexible curriculum to help young people stop engaging…
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New Virginia Law Mandates Mental Health Education in Public Schools - NPR

NPR's Ailsa Chang talks to Sen. Creigh Deeds (D- Va.), one of the sponsors of the new state law requiring mental health education in schools. Read more.