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Maryland Wins $3.6M to Address Opioid Abuse During Pregnancy [washingtonpost.com]

By Associated Press, The Washington Post, January 7, 2020 Maryland’s Health Department has received $3.6 million in federal funding to address opioid use among pregnant and new mothers. The department launched the initiative, called the “Maternal Opioid Model,” this month, according to a statement released by the agency on Monday. The initiative focuses on improving substance abuse treatment for pregnant and postpartum mothers on Medicaid by providing them with additional resources during...
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"The Tale" -Sundance Film Festival - Child Sexual Abuse & Pledge to Prevent.Org Resources

Claudia Remington ·
On May 26th at 10PM HBO will premiere “The Tale” - a powerful movie about child sexual abuse that promises to be as important and compelling as the film "Spotlight," perhaps even more. The most talked about film at the Sundance Film Festival earlier this year, it is writer/director Jennifer Fox’s stunning self-exploration of her own childhood sexual abuse by two trusted mentors. Laura Dern and Ellen Burstyn play the lead roles. "The Tale" succeeds in educating viewers about the reality of...
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Understanding the Consequences of Abuse [nationalchildrensalliance.org]

Veto Mentzell ·
I want to turn your attention to the special issue of Child Maltreatment that was just released, on Understanding Neurobiological Implications of Maltreatment: From Preschool to Emerging Adulthood. Not so long ago, we began to understand the connections between child abuse and psychological and behavioral outcomes. Now, as the authors note, we are beginning to “unravel the neurobiological process that underlies the effect of adverse rearing environments on human development across the life span.
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