Blog Entries

CDC: Homicide Rates At Least 10 Times Higher For Young Adult Blacks Than Whites [medicalresearch.com]

MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Dr. Kameron Sheats PhD Licensed Psychologist; Behavioral Scientist Centers for Disease Control and Prevention MedicalResearch.com: What is the background for this study? Response: This study updates literature on racial disparities in violence between black and white youth using data capturing different severity levels in violent outcomes such as homicide versus assault. This study also seeks to increase the understanding of the impact of these disparities...

The Incalculable Cost of Mass Incarceration [theappeal.org]

Every year states spend about $50 billion to lock up over 1.3 million people , or about $35,000 per prisoner per year. Although individual state averages obviously vary, statistics like these suggest that even small cuts in prison populations could yield significant fiscal returns, and big cuts something massive. The Brennan Center, for example, recently argued that releasing 576,000 low-risk inmates could save $20 billion per year (which is just $35,000 times 576,000—a calculation others...

Child mental health: Camhs 'not fit for purpose' [bbc.com]

Children with mental health problems are not receiving treatment until they are in crisis and sometimes suicidal, doctors have told the BBC. A letter leaked to Panorama reveals at least one area's child and adolescent mental health service (Camhs) to be rationing care. Leading psychiatrist Jon Goldin described the service as "not fit for purpose". [For more on this story, go to https://www.bbc.com/news/health-45607313 ]

Oklahoma trying to overcome top rank for emotional, physical childhood trauma [newsok.com]

Oklahoma children are more likely to experience toxic, adverse conditions at home than children in other states, but there is hope for a better future, Senate lawmakers were told Thursday. State health officials said recent studies show Oklahoma ranks as the worst in the nation when it comes to the number of adverse childhood experiences. Such experiences include neglect and abuse, drug use in the home, exposure to domestic violence, living with someone who is mentally ill, having an...

Ask the Community

ACEs and Physical Health

Hello all! I am currently a graduate student at California State University Fullerton, and I am in the process of completing my thesis-equivalent for my M.S. in Counseling. I am conducting a qualitative research study on the experiences of therapists who treat adults with physical illness, particularly clinicians who are aware of and emphasize the links of ACEs and physical health. If anyone is interested in participating, or know of any other individuals who might be able to speak to this...Read More...

evidence based programs

iDFY is an Idaho nonprofit, providing Drug Prevention Education statewide. Through our programs, iDFY reaches over 11,000 youth annually. Our organization is looking for an evidence-based program/curriculum for 6-12th grades that align with our Mission: Empowering Teens to Live Happy and Healthy Lives. Looking forward to being part of this Community and hearing your thoughts! Karen Ashenbrenner Idaho Drug Free Youth- Director.Read More...
What do you want fellow ACEs Connection members affected by the hurricane and floods in North Carolina and South Carolina -- or in any natural disaster -- to know? Especially people with high ACE scores? Or people who were already working with trauma survivors? Wildfires and mudslides in California. Hurricanes and relentless flooding in Texas, Louisiana, Florida, Hawaii, and Japan. Volcanic eruptions in Guatemala and Hawaii. Bomb cyclones in New England. Earthquakes in New Guinea, Mexico,...Read More...
Last Reply By Carey S. Sipp (ACEs Connection Staff) · First Unread Post
×
×
×
×