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People who were abused as children are more likely to be abused as an adult

People who were abused as children are more likely to be abused as an adult Exploring the impact of what can sometimes be hidden crimes. 27 September 2017 https://www.ons.gov.uk/peoplepopulationandcommunity/crimeandjustice/articles/peoplewhowereabusedaschildrenaremorelikelytobeabusedasanadult/2017-09-27 More than half (51%) of adults who were abused as children experienced domestic abuse in later life, new analysis has revealed 1 . Domestic abuse includes sexual assault, non-sexual abuse and...

Limited Dollars, Significant Influence: How We Advocate, Convene & Catalyze

So Your Grant $ Don’t Go Far? Then be little but loud! Using your voice with people of influence can move others to action. Be they business, foundation or policy makers; you have credibility (earned or not) just by virtue of being a foundation. You can provide a stronger voice for the cause represented by the nonprofits that do the work you care about. That voice can be through social media, through newspaper editorials, through presentations to civic groups, etc. You can involve volunteer...

What Can We Learn From the Santa Fe Shooting: The Mindset Must Change

NOTE: Adapted from the author’s previously posted article, America After a School Shooting: The Mindset Must Change . In the wake of the Santa Fe Shooting , we are likely to respond with the same blame focus as with the Parkland school shooting (more gun control, a broken mental health system, bad parenting, bad President, etc.) instead of how our mindset needs to change. After the 22 nd US school shooting this year, we need to look at root causes instead of focusing on surface problems. Not...

Children's Hospital of Philadelphia to Host Webinar: "Playing Catch-up -- How to Address US’ Lag in Reducing Child Mortality Rates"

Health policy stakeholders, government agency staff, child health policy advocates, elected officials, and healthcare providers are invited to join a webinar entitled: "Playing Catch-up -- How to Address US’ Lag in Reducing Child Mortality Rates" A recent study published in Health Affairs revealed that the United States lags behind all other wealthy nations in reducing its overall child mortality. In depth analysis by co-author, Dr. Christopher Forrest of Children's Hospital of...

Kids’ Suicide-Related Hospital Visits Rise Sharply [nytimes.com]

About five years ago, pediatricians at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville found that more and more of their inpatient beds at the children’s hospital were occupied by children and adolescents with mental health issues, especially those who had come in because of suicide attempts, or suicidal thoughts. These patients were known as “boarders”: They were waiting for psychiatric placement because it wasn’t safe for them to go home. The doctors wondered whether the problem was...

Seattle OKs taxing companies like Amazon to aid the homeless [washingtonpost.com]

SEATTLE — Seattle’s largest businesses such as Amazon and Starbucks will have to pay a new tax to help fund homeless services and affordable housing under a measure approved by city leaders. The City Council unanimously passed a compromise plan Monday that taxes businesses making at least $20 million in gross revenues about $275 per full-time worker each year — lower than the $500 per worker initially proposed. The so-called “head tax” would raise roughly $48 million a year to build new...

Making the case for ending the epidemic of childhood trauma.

Trauma is costly to every state, county and city government. Either directory or indirectly, childhood adversity, abuse and neglect impacts every family in the state. We may experience trauma first hand, witness it or go to school and work with those with untreated trauma. The costs to taxpayers include those associated with child welfare, law enforcement and judicial systems, health care cost, special education and more. When one takes into account the productivity lost due to being...

Legal Sports Betting is About to Sweep the Nation. Services for Gambling Addicts Probably Won’t. [pewtrusts.org]

Oklahoma’s 128 tribal casinos host 46 million visits and rake in $4.5 billion a year – but there isn’t a single billboard in the state that tells problem gamblers where they can find help. “We can’t afford it. It costs $1,200 to $1,400 a month for a billboard,” said Wiley D. Harwell, executive director of the Oklahoma Association for Problem and Compulsive Gambling. With $186,000 from the state and about $100,000 from Indian tribes and other donations annually, Harwell’s group operates a...

The Radical Self-Reliance of Black Homeschooling [theatlantic.com]

BALTIMORE—Racial inequality in Baltimore’s public schools is in part the byproduct of long-standing neglect . In a system in which eight out of 10 students are black, broken heaters forced students to learn in frigid temperatures this past winter. Black children in Baltimore’s education system face systemic disadvantages: They’re suspended at much higher rates than their white peers; they rarely pass their math or reading tests; their campuses are chronically underfunded . Yet this stark...

The Viability of Shelter-Based Opioid Treatment for Homeless Parents [howhousingmatters.org]

Treating opioid use disorder among homeless families can reduce hepatitis C transmission, infant drug withdrawal, and overdose, which is the leading cause of death among people experiencing homelessness. Although office-based treatment is effective for homeless patients, homelessness (especially among families) creates barriers to office-based opioid treatment, such as stigma, child care needs, or distance from an office site. To reduce barriers to treatment, the Family Team at the Boston...

The Jobs That Are Getting Priced Out of Superstar Cities [citylab.com]

Recently, I emailed a carpenter to ask him to repair some minor damage to the roof of our Toronto home, inflicted by the harsh winter. He told me he’d had it with Toronto’s high housing prices and had moved back to the West Coast. Then, when I asked a friend of mine if there was someone he would recommend, he told me the roofer heused had just moved to Ireland. He’d signed off his last email: “Nobody can afford to live in this city!” My experience in Toronto is far from unique. In fact, it’s...

Opioid Overdoses Are Rising Faster Among Latinos Than Whites Or Blacks. Why? [khn.org]

The tall, gangly man twists a cone of paper in his hands as stories from nearly 30 years of addiction pour out: the robbery that landed him in prison at age 17; never getting his high school equivalency diploma; going through the horrors of detox, maybe 40 times, including this latest bout, which he finished two weeks ago. He’s now in a residential treatment unit for at least 30 days. “I’m a serious addict,” said Julio Cesar Santiago, 44. “I still have dreams where I’m about to use drugs,...

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