WASHINGTON (April 17, 2019) — In an effort to identify alternatives to adult incarceration for youth, the Campaign for Youth Justice (CFYJ) is learning from stakeholders across the country about their efforts to serve youth charged as adults across a continuum … Continued
Solitary confinement is a traumatic experience. It’s been linked to lifelong physical and mental health problems, including anxiety, paranoia and depression. Some correction systems are moving away from the practice, especially for minors, but it’s still in wide use to … Continued
NJ is in the midst of a silent mental health crisis concerning some of its youngest residents who are living in some of the most underserved areas of the state. Requisite services are not available in all the areas and … Continued
By Erin DelmoreCorrespondent “Youth prisons are failing our children in this state, but particularly our children of color,” explained Andrea McChristian from the New Jersey Institute for Social Justice. If you take a look inside New Jersey’s juvenile justice system you’ll … Continued
The New Jersey Center for Tourette Syndrome is a not-for-profit organization committed to the advocacy of children and families with Tourette Syndrome and its associated disorders (ADHD, OCD, anxiety, etc.). NJCTS provides referrals for medical diagnosis, treatment and psychological services; coordinated … Continued
Dear Kathy, Alina Lodge is a (6) month minimum program, however length of stay is based entirely on progress made in treatment. Alina Lodge was founded in 1957 is globally recognized throughout the addiction recovery field as the most successful … Continued
This tip sheet from the Transitions to Adulthood Center for Research has information on how to cultivate motivation toward employment goals, ways to promote work experiences, tips on helping young adults with mental health conditions get a job, and more.
This blog from Child Trends provides a summary of suicide data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System. These data show that, overall, the percentage of high school students who report seriously considering suicide … Continued
This infographic from the National Childhood Traumatic Stress Network provides facts about the relationship between bullying and trauma, as well as how being bullied can lead to post-traumatic stress disorder.