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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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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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Review: Police Violence and the Child’s Mind

Reviewer: Sarah Krantz, Esq. Article to be Reviewed: Dennis, Andrea L. Good Cop – Bad Cop: Police Violence and the Child’s Mind, 58 Howard Law Journal 811 (2015). http://digitalcommons.law.uga.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=2059&context=fac_artchop. Summary: Far…
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Alcoholism in Parents Triggers Violence in Teen Relationships: Study - The International Business Times

A new study has found that teenagers are at greater risk for dating violence if they have a father with alcohol use disorder. The study also found that mothers whose partners abused alcohol tended to be more depressed and,  therefore, less…
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The Survivors of Youth Violence are Hurting, Too - The Miami Herald

In this op-ed, Frank J. Zenere, Chair of the Miami-Dade County Public Schools Crisis Management Program, discusses the traumatic effect of violence on youths in Miami-Dade County. Read more.
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CDC Issues Report on Reducing Youth Violence - The Pensacola News Journal

In its most recent report A Comprehensive Technical Package for the Prevention of Youth Violence and Associated Risk Behaviors, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) highlights the effectiveness of early childhood home visitations,…