2014 - NWI | Juvenile Justice

New report on keeping kids in schools and out of the justice system

The Council of State Governments Justice Center has released a new report about keeping kids in school and out of the justice system. The report acknowledges that many young people - especially youth of color and LGBT youth - are suspended from school for relatively minor misconduct...

What are the connections between diet and adolescent depression?

This article reports on emerging research from the field of neuroscience. Fructose, a component of table sugar, may exacerbate depressive symptoms and heighten levels of anxiety...

Report on “Fast Track”, an elementary school intervention

The Institute of Education Sciences released a new report on Fast Track, an intervention for elementary school children...

Pilot study reveals the benefits of meditation for youth with suicidal thoughts

Adolescence can be a turbulent passage to adulthood...

Opinion: Is sexualized culture creating a mental health problem for youth?

In this Huffington Post blog, Darryl Roberts (Director of "America the Beautiful 3: The Sexualization of our Youth") posits that the mass media is creating unrealistic ideals and expectations for young people...

Work for the National Wraparound Implementation Center!

The National Wraparound Implementation Center (NWIC) has an opportunity for a Maryland Wraparound and System of Care Training Specialist. This position is located in Maryland and provides technical assistance, which includes training and coaching around the practice model following specific curricula and supporting implementation statewide...

Opinion: Is sexualized culture creating a mental health problem for youth?

In this Huffington Post blog, Darryl Roberts (Director of "America the Beautiful 3: The Sexualization of our Youth") posits that the mass media is creating unrealistic ideals and expectations for young people. In turn, youth internalize these images and messages, leading to eating disorders, depression and a host of other problems...

Can music therapy reduce childhood depression?

A new study shows that music therapy can help relieve childhood depression and promote physical, social and emotional wellness...

As winter approaches children may need more vitamin D

A vitamin D deficiency can cause problems for children ranging from increased risk for rickets and mood problems...