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Recreational Therapy is Lifesaver for Kids in Juvenile Detention - Juvenile Justice Information Exchange

Bill Dorsey works as a shift supervisor at the Ada County Juvenile Justice Detention Center in Boise, Idaho. Outside of his daily duties, Dorsey also provides a valuable service to the youths held in detention — he teaches music. By providing…
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Global Mental Health Conference to Offer Solution to Crime - The Jamaica Observer

The University of West Indies' Caribbean Institute of Mental Health and Substance Abuse will be holding its Global Mental Health Conference next weekend from March 31 to April 1st. The conference will include a keynote address “Worldwide…
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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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Early Puberty in Girls May Take Mental Health Toll - The Philadelphia Inquirer

A new study suggests that girls who get their first menstrual periods at a young age have a greater risk for developing depression and antisocial behavioral issues that may last into their 20s. Read more.