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In Florida, Your Kid’s Chance of Arrest at School Depends on Where You Live

After a student was caught cutting class at Seminole High School’s ninth grade center in April 2019, a trio of Sanford police officers told the girl to get in a golf cart so she could be taken back to campus. She refused. “I’m…
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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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Public Defender Robert Wesley Hosts PD9's Spring Training 2020

Last week, Robert Wesley, Public Defender for the Ninth Judicial Circuit of Florida, hosted PD9's 2020 Spring Training in Orlando, Florida. Videos of the presentations can be viewed below. PTSD and Application in Criminal Court from an Expert's…
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Hot Topics: ACES, The Biggest Health Crisis You've Never Heard Of - March 11 at 11:15 AM

When: Wednesday, March 11, 2020, 11:15 AM until 1:00 PM Where: Sorosis Women's Club of Orlando 501 East Livingston Street Orlando, FL 32803 Contact(s): Membership Team Category: Hot Topic Luncheons Read more and register.
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FREE Event: The Deepest Well: Healing the Long-Term Effects of Childhood Adversity

A community-wide reading of The Deepest Well! Then, join us to discuss the book and think together on building a resilient Central Florida. Join us as we read The Deepest Well by Dr. Nadine Burke Harris. Then, come together as a community…
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Free Event: Resilience Film Screening and Discussion (Winter Park)

Join us as we screen the documentary RESILIENCE and delve into the science of Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) and a new movement to treat and prevent toxic stress. Partnership with The Winter Park Public Library, City of Winter Park…
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Florida’s Flawed Baker Act Rips Thousands of Kids from School

Over the past seven years, children have been taken from public schools in Tampa Bay more than 7,500 times and temporarily placed in mental health facilities. They often leave campus handcuffed in the back of police cruisers. Some are as…
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PD9 and GCD Host Capital Defense Conference in Orlando: Telling the Client's Story

The Georgia Capital Defenders had scheduled a great October CLE program in Savannah captioned “Telling the Client’s Story,” but had complications which prevented them from going forward. We contacted GCD and offered to put on their program…
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FREE Webinar: Trauma and Brain Science: Why Is My Work Following Me Around?

Tuesday, October 22, 2019 3:30:00 PM EDT - 4:30:00 PM EDT This webinar will address how brain science explains the longer-term effects of trauma and how it impacts us in various aspects of our lives. It will teach participants how to identify…
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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,…