Saturday, February 4, 2023

Tag: families

Ken Burns’ “Hiding in Plain Sight…”: Candid Interviews, Canned Conclusions

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I was hoping for more accurate representation of youth mental health challenges. What I saw instead was a glossy patchwork of mixed messages.

Current Immigration Policies Create Mental Health Vulnerabilities for Families

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Researchers investigate the impact of immigration policies on the mental health of arriving Mexican and Central American immigrants.

Out-of-home Placements for Children Increase Odds of Psychiatric Issues

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When controlling for social and family characteristics, separating children from parents into out-of-home care increases psychiatric issues, prescriptions, and criminal activity.

Social Injustice and Inequality in the Care System

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From Psychologists for Social Change: "Professionals tend to talk about families’ problems in terms of the chances of something bad happening to them. We,...

Study Finds Increasing Minimum Wage can Decrease Child Maltreatment

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Increasing the minimum wage - even modestly - can lead to less cases of child abuse in the home.

Court-Ordered Psychiatric Tests Used as a Weapon

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From Courier Mail: Divorced parents are increasingly ordering involuntary psychiatric examinations against one another to be used as a weapon in custody fights. "Family lawyer Deborah...