Violence & Trauma

What Buffers Homeless Youth Against Trauma, Drinking, and Drug Use?

Prior research shows that homeless youth use substances at high rates. Most studies have focused on the risk factors that often accompany homeless youth’s drug use, the authors say. This study sought to identify not only risk factors, but also to reveal which protective factors, or “individual and environmental conditions that decrease the likelihood of problem behaviors or buffer the effects of risk,” are effective for homeless youth, Thompson et al. write.

 

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REPORT: Becoming Adults

Young adults with histories of foster care or juvenile justice custody experience poor outcomes across a number of domains, on average, relative to their peers. While government funding for services targeting these groups of young people has increased in recent years, research on the effectiveness of such services is limited, and few of the programs that have been rigorously tested have been found to improve outcomes.

The Youth Villages Transitional Living Evaluation is testing whether the Transitional Living program, operated by the ...

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The Essence of Innocence: Consequences of Dehumanizing Black Children

Black boys as young as 10 may not be viewed in the same light of childhood innocence as their white peers, but are instead more likely to be mistaken as older, be perceived as guilty and face police violence if accused of a crime, according to new research published by the American Psychological Association.

“Children in most societies are considered to be in a distinct group with characteristics such as innocence and the need for protection. Our research found that black ...

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A Decade of Drug Use by High School Students

Every two years, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) asks more than 13,000 high school students across America about the things they do that put them at risk. We’ve mapped the results from 10 of the survey’s questions to discover how the use of drugs and alcohol in high schools changed between 2003 and 2013. Plus, we examine the latest trends from 2014.

 

A Decade of Drug Use by High School Students

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The Sexual Abuse to Prison Pipeline: The Girls’ Story

This report exposes the ways in which the current system criminalizes girls–especially girls of color–who have been sexually and physically abused, and it offers policy recommendations to dismantle the abuse to prison pipeline. It illustrates the pipeline with examples, including the detention of girls who are victims of sex trafficking, girls who run away or become truant because of abuse they experience, and girls who cross into juvenile justice from the child welfare system. By illuminating both the problem and ...

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Stanford study finds blacks and Hispanics typically need higher incomes than whites to live in affluent neighborhoods

New research from Stanford Graduate School of Education shows that middle-class black and Hispanic households live in poorer neighborhoods than white and Asian families with comparable incomes. The findings underscore how specific groups face steeper hurdles to upward mobility.

 

Stanford study finds blacks and Hispanics typically need higher incomes than whites to live in affluent neighborhoods

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The Double-Edged Sword: Media Treatment of High-Profile Crimes and the Nation’s Mental Health Treatment Challenges

This use of violent incidents to bring up the lack of mental health services is a difficult conundrum for advocates because the fear it creates in the public about people with disabilities is largely unjustified and further unjustly isolating of people who may already be marginalized. It’s also not clear that these incidents lead to new programming or resources.

 

The Double-Edged Sword: Media Treatment of High-Profile Crimes and the Nation’s Mental Health Treatment Challenges

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How Data is Helping to Stop Violence Against Girls

In 2007, the government of Swaziland, Unicef, and the US Centres for Disease Control and Prevention collaborated on a study focused on sexual violence against girls.

The study was partly motivated by the need to understand why 15– to 18-year-old girls in Swaziland had the highest rates of HIV infection among their age group in the world. The findings uncovered a serious problem: 38% of girls inSwaziland had experienced ...

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Childhood Trauma Can Have Long-Lasting Health Effects | KPBS

Exposure to trauma and chronic adversity in early childhood can have serious effects on health, behavioral and social outcomes. That’s according to a new report from the non-profit Center for Youth Wellness.

The report is based on surveys of more than 27,000 adults by the California Department of Public Health.

Childhood Trauma Can Have Long-Lasting Health Effects | KPBS.

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ON HIGH ALERT—How to Know if it’s PTSD – Amen Clinics

What do you associate PTSD with? Combat? Abuse? Bullying? Terrorism? Disaster? A horrendous car accident? If you said, “all of the above,” you are correct. Post-traumatic stress disorder, or PTSD, is a potentially debilitating condition that develops as a result of exposure to a wide variety of traumatic and/or life-threatening events.

In recent years, the media has raised our social awareness about PTSD because it has affected so many soldiers returning from combat. Although many people—adults and children alike—continue to suffer ...

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