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Witnessing Violence Harms Children’s Mental Health

March 30, 2016 | Emily Taylor

In this article, Daniel J. Flannery, Professor and Director of the Begun Center for Violence Prevention Research and Education, Case Western Reserve University and Mark I. Singer, Professor of Family and Child Welfare, Case Western University, highlight study results on the negative impact of exposure to violence on children’s mental health. For example, high levels of exposure to violence (either as witness or victim) as children has been connected to greater levels of depression, anger and anxiety, as well as greater desensitization to violence.

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New Studies: Trans Youth and Mental Health

March 30, 2016 | Emily Taylor

Two recently published studies explore the effects of socialization patterns on transgender youth. One of the recent studies, focused on 16-29 year old women, found that “the rate of psychiatric disorders and substance dependence among these women was 1.7 to 3.6 times greater than in the general population”. These young people grew up in poverty with little acceptance of their gender identities. The other study assessed the mental health of 73 transgender 3-12 year old children in Washington state and the results showed that this group did “not experience any more depression, and had only slightly more anxiety, than their siblings and non-transgender peers”. In contrast, these young people grew up in relatively affluent households and were more emotionally supported.

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It’s never too early to intervene for at-risk children

August 12, 2015 | NWI

New evidence suggests that early intervention for at-risk children of mothers with bipolar disorder may be helpful.

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Obstacles for non-white Latino youth

July 31, 2015 | NWI

This recent entry to the Latin Post describes the unique barriers to treatment faced by Latino youth.


Study: Youth with Serious Mental Health Conditions Do Not Receive Treatment

June 10, 2015 |

The number of young people in the United States with mental health problems decreased in recent years and the rate of treatment increased, yet those with the most serious challenges still fail to get the treatment they need, according to a study recently published in the New England Journal of Medicine.


Improving practices by understanding the effects of childhood stress

May 12, 2015 |

Numerous studies have concluded that childhood trauma is an all-too-common experience. Moreover, traumatic stress can have lasting impacts on health outcomes. This article, from the Juvenile Justice Exchange, seeks to translate knowledge about trauma into practices that improve results.

Training pediatric care professionals improves mental health care

May 12, 2015 |

A new study shows how training pediatric care professionals to screen for adolescent depression and suicide risk improves mental health care for this populations. Read more about the study from this summary.

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