Maharashtra has reduced the pendency of cases before its juvenile justice boards (JJBs) by one-third in the past few years, but a lot remains to be done in the system when it comes to rehabilitation[.]
More than 400 of the top leaders, judges and court professionals of juvenile justice reform gathered in Las Vegas, Nev. on March 21-23 for the National Conference on Juvenile Justice hosted by the National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges (NCJFCJ).
[A] study published this month . . . looked at the mental health of 73 transgender children between ages 3 and 12. [The] group [of children] did not experience any more depression, and had only slightly more anxiety, than their siblings and nontransgender peers.
Why are our kids so miserable?, Quartz
“Something in modern life is undermining mental health[.]” . . . Specifically, something is undermining young people’s mental health, especially girls.
More Sophisticated Transition Planning Needed for Foster Youth with Complex Needs, The Chronicle of Social Change
Youth who age out of foster care face obstacles like homelessness, unemployment and poverty.
Think about how much harder it is for young people with complex needs like a chronic illness or an intellectual disability. Youth with complex needs require extra support when they exit the foster care system at age 18 or 21, depending on the state, but there is too often little or no support.
Recent research has documented that black girls are punished at school at rates that are even more disproportionate than those experienced by black boys.
The ‘Silent Epidemic’ of Child Trauma, The Chronicle of Social Change
Last week [Pia Escudero, director of the School Mental Health Unit at the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD)], presented on her work with FOCUS at Echo Parenting and Education’s conference on creating trauma-informed schools.
Exercise May Help Young People With Severe Mental Health Disorders, Huffington Post
For young adults who have experienced severe mental health disorders, exercise may help reduce the severity of their symptoms, a new, small study suggests.