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Review: Rethinking How We Police Youth

Reviewer: Sarah Krantz, Esq. Article to be Reviewed: Lisa H. Thurau, Rethinking How We Police Youth: Incorporating Knowledge of Adolescence into Policing Teens, Children’s Legal Rights Journal Vol. 29 No. 3 (Feb 2009) https://www.nlgnpap.org/sites/default/files/RethinkingPolicingYouthLT.pdf. Summary Law…
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Adulthood Now Begins at Age 24, Say Scientists - Yahoo

A new article in Child & Adolescent Health argues that adolescence lasts through age 24. Read more.   Photo by Matthew Gerrard on Unsplash.
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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.
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Strong Friendships in Adolescence May Benefit Mental Health in the Long Run - Medical News Today

A new study has found that strong friendships in adolescence have a positive long-term impact on mental health as an adult. Adolescents with close friendships tend to adapt better to stress, report more happiness due to an increased feeling…
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‘I Just Started Flowing. It Was the Only Thing That Helped’: In Tough Neighborhoods, Can High-School Mental Health Counselors Cut the School-to-Prison Pipeline? - POLITICO

This piece features a new system in Washington, D.C. that could serve as a national model for addressing the mental health needs of high school students. Read more.
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Moms Need Social Support, And Not Just in the Baby Years - NPR

A new study suggests that social support networks may help mothers develop closer relationships with their teenage children. Interestingly, the study did not find that such networks impacted fathers. Read more.
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50th Anniversary Celebration of In re Gault - May 12, 2017

On Friday, May 12, 2017, the Ninth Circuit Public Defender and the League of Women Voters are celebrating the 50th anniversary of the U.S. Supreme Court decision, In re Gault, which first recognized a number of constitutional rights for…
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A Breakdown of the Department of Juvenile Justice Statistics with an Eye towards Orange County

To the everyday observer, Florida has had success in decreasing juvenile delinquency. Fiscal Year (FY) 2015-2016 saw a seven-percent decrease in juvenile arrests from the previous fiscal year and a 28-percent decrease from FY 2011-2012.[1] This…
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New Adolescent Brain Development Study Begins Recruitment

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has begun recruiting participants for its long-term Adolescent Brain Cognitivie Development (ABCD) study that will follow, from adolescence through early adulthood, the biological and behavior development…