Clinics, support groups, hospitals are adopting policies designed to promote equitable and inclusive care
Juvenile Diversion Programs Work, but New CWRU Research Shows They Also Curb Tendencies to Reoffend in Early Adulthood
Juveniles who complete diversion programs for their crimes are less likely to continue their criminal activity as adults, according to new research from Case Western Reserve University.
Rutgers early education researchers call on states to adopt policies for preschool children
If you’re the parent of a child with a significant health issue, this time of year means more than just shopping for a colorful new backpack.
This article is part of the “What’s Working” series, which highlights promising practices for helping to close the graduation gap in communities and states across the country.
For many kids, the start of a new school year means a return to classroom and online bullying. Here are some books to help them cope.
Welcome to Autism New Jersey’s Online Referral Database.
The Bigs In Blue program matches children needing mentors with police officers to build community connections.
NPR-For most of her childhood, growing up in southeastern Pennsylvania, Kelly Zimmerman felt alone and anxious.She despaired when her mother was depressed or working late shifts; when her parents fought nonstop; when her friends wanted to come over, and she felt too ashamed to let them see her home's buckling floor, the lack of running water.
Now, a landmark study by researchers at the University of New Hampshire has found that parents of youth who went through an outdoor behavioral program report that their children showed almost three times the improvement after one year than youth who remained in their communities for more traditional treatment.
“We’re not just there to teach math or English,” says one teacher in New York
Advocacy group’s first-ever population report on NJ’s infants and toddlers highlights their higher rate of relative poverty, and vulnerability to health and safety problems
Techniques for helping kids regulate their emotions and avoid explosive behavior
The Visiting Nurse Association’s Health Group Prevention Resource Network will open a center within its VNACJ Community Health Center in Asbury Park to serve the LGBTQ community.
The work of a new non-profit organization that was founded by a member of the Jackson Township Police Department is having a positive impact on another lifelong brotherhood, military veterans.
July was designated as Minority Mental Health Awareness Month in 2008 to bring awareness to the unique struggles that underrepresented groups face in regard to mental illness in the United States (US).
Dr. Orif Turel, a leading researcher in technology addiction and an associate professor at CSU Fullerton, says compulsively checking Instagram, Facebook and Twitter isn't just fun — it could be hurting our brain.
Understanding the appeal and setting boundaries
When 13 young adults who had experienced homelessness met at the U.S. Capitol for a briefing of congressional staffers, the message was simple.
Children with incarcerated parents and children in foster care, who come disproportionately from poor and minority households, face many threats to their healthy development and lifelong wellbeing
Amid sharply rising rates of teen suicide and adolescent mental illness, two states have enacted laws that for the first time require public schools to include mental health education in their basic curriculum.
A fundamental concept that should drive the development and implementation of your high school program is identifying and creating systems and supports that will assist students with ASD as they transition from school to the adult world.
The pattern of highly accomplished and successful people committing suicide is transfixing. It assures the rest of us that a life of accolades is not all that it’s cracked up to be and that achieving more will not make us happier.
TOMS RIVER - After 37 years serving the most vulnerable people from Lakewood to Little Egg Harbor, Ocean County Hunger Relief will permanently close its doors and cupboards on June 30.
People with disabilities or their families now will be permitted to create a tax-free savings account to pay for housing, transportation and other services to help them lead independent lives, under a program announced Monday by Human Services Commissioner Carole Johnson.
The Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) for the Fiscal Year (FY) 2018 Continuum of Care (CoC) Program Competition has been posted to the FY 2018 CoC Program Competition: Funding Availability page on the HUD Exchange. Additional resources are available on the e-snaps page on the HUD Exchange.
There may be one big reason suicide rates keep climbing in the US, according to mental-health experts
Their deaths are part of larger trend in the US. Since 1999, suicide rates in the US have risen nearly 30%, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Nearly every state has seen a rise over that period.
...drug prevention education in schools has evolved significantly since the "Just Say No" days of the '80s — and now typically takes an approach that's more appropriate for the era of ubiquitous weed access. It's one that emphasizes decision-making and critical thinking skills instead of abstinence.
The aim of a new federal law is to reduce the number of children who end up in the troubled foster care system — the biggest reboot of the child welfare system since 1980. But already, the Family First Prevention Services Act, signed into law by President Donald Trump in February, is generating some controversy.
Who's Missing? A Look at the Children and Youth Most Likely to go Missing in America, the Reasons Why, and What to do About it
Nearly half a million children go missing every year in the United States, according to the most recent data available from the FBI.
Creating — and sticking to — a summer schedule will make it easier for kids to stay organized, help them manage transitions without melting down and make it less difficult to get back into a good routine when it’s time to go back to school.
This story is part of the “90 for All” series, which examines the challenges facing traditionally underserved students, particularly low-income and homeless students, English learners, students of color, and students with disabilities.
Meeting the emotional challenges of caring for children with mental health issues
he number of school-age children and adolescents hospitalized for suicidal thoughts or attempts has more than doubled since 2008, according to a new Vanderbilt-led study published today in Pediatrics.
One federally-funded youth life skills program in Madison Heights, Michigan, is at the forefront of addressing these issues, providing entrepreneurship, employment and educational training opportunities to youth who are in foster care in or around the Madison Heights local community.
The “iFamily”, the family centered around technology, is the new normal and the root cause of many of our teen’s struggles.
How heavy Instagram and Facebook use may be affecting kids negatively
Teen suicide is taking more children's lives than cancer, Democratic Sen. and former Gov. Richard Codey said Wednesday as he unveiled a plan to combat the "growing epidemic" with a $1 million grant.
OCEAN COUNTY – Are you or someone you know in need of home repairs? Habitat for Humanity may be able to help!
"Juuling” is the latest trend among high school students but do teens know what they're inhaling?
A new study probes the benefits and drawbacks of digital media use among child and teen campers.
Want to prevent kids from using drugs and make it stick into young adulthood? Get the community involved and intervene before they’re teens, say researchers from the University of Washington.
A new federal law, propelled by the belief that children in difficult homes nearly always fare best with their parents, effectively blows up the nation’s troubled foster care system.
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) is accepting applications for Mental Health Awareness Training grants (Short Title: MHAT) totaling up to $47.4 million over the next three years.
When you text the word "Stepup" to 732-338-0833, it returns a message that reads "To break the silence and access resources on sexual violence, please visit" and includes a link to the Ocean County Prosecutor's Office's webpage.
TOMS RIVER – Corey Ressler was 22 when he died of an opioid overdose. In the summer of 2010, friends called 911 from Corey’s cell phone, but the call dropped. Someone called 911 from a different location about 30 minutes later, but it was too late.
An open letter about what the ER can (and can't) do for your child in a psychiatric emergency
STAYING HEALTHY RECOMMENDATIONS & RELATED NEWS
Rutgers researchers determine New Jersey’s autism prevalence rate is 1 in 34
The purpose of this program is to build or expand the capacity of State Educational Agencies, in partnership with State Mental Health Agencies (SMHAs) overseeing school-aged youth and local education agencies (LEAS).