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December 2020

USING RELATIONAL HEALTH DURING THE PANDEMIC TO HELP PREVENT TOXIC STRESS IN YOUR CHILD, PATIENTS, AND CLIENTS

This short and practical paper explains how relationships are vital to health, and what you can do as a health provider to help children and families be healthy in the face of increasing stress and physical distancing. The fear and social isolation associated with COVID-19 are worsening existing chronic stressors, as well as creating new ones for families who are experiencing new kinds of adversity. People are feeling isolated and alone and have less emotional support than they did prior to...

Sticker Shock: The Cost of New York's Youth Prisons Approaches $1 Million Per Kid [imprintnews.org]

By Steven Yoder, The Imprint, November 22, 2020 A dozen years ago , New York state revealed that taxpayers were shelling out $140,000 to $200,000 each year to house each young person in the state’s juvenile facilities. Many of these supervised residential centers and deeply troubled youth prisons lined with razor wire and high-security locked gates were less than half full. The state’s Office of Children and Family Services described in a 2008 report with a cover showing rows of empty beds,...

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