Category: trauma

Carson City Looks to Help Incarcerated Women

Nevada Appeal By Teri Vance Speaking to a group of women community leaders and advocates, Carson City Sheriff Ken Furlong asked a rhetorical question: “When was the first time you were a victim?” He said law enforcement officials are trying to understand women’s experiences are typically different from men’s experiences, and that changes how they …

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Crisis Awareness, Intervention, and De-Escalation Training for Tribal Partners

The National Criminal Justice Training Center of Fox Valley Technical College will host a training that examines common issues faced by law enforcement and service providers when encountering a person in crisis. Participants will review methods to prevent or intervene in a crisis situation in which mental illness is a factor, including de-escalation and communication techniques. They …

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2018 Youth Summit: Empowering Youth—Resiliency in the Face of Trauma

The Coalition for Juvenile Justice will host a youth summit that brings together young people from across the country who are interested in juvenile justice reform. The summit aims to cultivate and empower the next generation of leaders by providing them with the tools they need to leverage their lived expertise. Participants will learn the basics …

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Teaching—and Reaching—Students behind Bars

Education Week By Sarah D. Sparks There are no guardhouses or concertina-topped fences around the Wyoming Girls School. There’s no need; the correctional facility nestles on a rural road off Interstate 90, almost dead-center of the state at the foot of the Bighorn Mountains, and no student has tried to run away in the last …

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Assessments Often Miss Mental Health Issues for Youth on Probation

Medical Xpress By Bert Gambini An assessment tool used by many jurisdictions within the juvenile justice system that is intended to help recognize the effects of adversity and trauma in children’s lives is not the best means of evaluating mental health problems faced by at-risk youth, according to new study by a University at Buffalo …

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Addiction, Mental Health Clinic Will Open This Fall in Columbia, PA

Lancaster Online By Susan Baldrige  A new outpatient clinic that will treat both addiction and mental health issues is opening in Columbia this fall, according to the director of Lancaster County’s Drug and Alcohol Commission, Rick Kastner. “It’s treatment for co-occurring disorders,” Kastner said. “Someone could be an alcoholic with emotional issues or someone could …

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