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COVID Masks Child Abuse

Since the introduction of “shelter in place” measures here and around the country, child welfare systems have reported a significant decline in child abuse reports. A recent article in the Los Angeles Times noted the trend here in Los Angeles…

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Why the Latest School Shooting Shows the Need for Both Mental Health Services and Gun Control Measures

The recent school shooting in Highland Ranch, Colorado prompted the community there to gather in a vigil to recall the heroism of one student who perished tackling the shooter, another fellow student. At one point during the vigil, the assembly…

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The violence cannot be ignored

School shootings have become commonplace. They have averaged a little more than one a week since the beginning of 2018, 21 in total. Often the suggested remedy to such unspeakable violence is more funding for mental health services, greater security,…

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Why We Need to Make Our Voices Heard During Mental Health Awareness Month

To say that there is a lot going on in Washington, DC these days is an understatement. Although the most recent events have taken the attention away from efforts to reform access to healthcare, the initiative that was passed by…

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Why Prince Harry speaking out about trauma can help with mental health stigma

Many of the children and youth we serve have experienced great losses in their lives. For a child, the ultimate loss would be that of a parent, whether through death or because substance or alcohol use has resulted in their…

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