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Sep 2022
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Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT) is an intervention tool used to reduce delinquency and recidivism rates. It is based on the theory that our thoughts, attitudes, beliefs, and behaviors are intertwined. Put simply, CBT assumes our thoughts ...
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Aug 2022
Thursday
Motivational Interviewing (MI) helps people to connect with their own desires, needs, abilities, and reasons for change and make commitments and take steps to actualize positive behavioral change. This approach uses a client-centered, empathetic ...
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Jul 2022
Thursday
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), alcohol is still the most commonly used and abused drug of choice for youth under the age of 21. In fact, the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA) estimates ...
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Jun 2022
Thursday
Ruben Saldana was only 12 years old when he joined a gang in Florida and by the age of 13, he was a leader. In a city with record gang affiliation, it can be hard to avoid the violence the gang organizations bring. But gang activity is not confined ...
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Jun 2022
Thursday
The Opioid Epidemic’s Effect on Children Elizabeth’s baby was due in June, and that’s exactly when she came— on the very morning of her due date, a new little girl entered the world. Elizabeth was ecstatic to become a mother, sharing the special ...
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May 2022
Thursday
This May, we acknowledged National Mental Health Awareness Week, which helps to shine a light on the importance of mental health, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic. Data shows that the mental health of youth in particular seems to be suffering ...
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Apr 2022
Wednesday
Originally created with the intention of aiding adults in quitting traditional cigarettes, e-cigarettes have been finding their way into the hands of at-risk teens in recent years with an ever-increasing frequency. In 2011, less than five percent of ...
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Mar 2022
Wednesday
Drug and alcohol use can cause tragedy across all members of society. Perhaps one of the most vulnerable groups is that of justice-involved youth.
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Mar 2022
Wednesday
Suspending and expelling students from school and taking them through the juvenile and criminal justice system for minor infractions has created the school-to-prison pipeline. According to a U.S. Department of Justice complaint, officials in some ...
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Mar 2022
Wednesday
The Sellers had lived in Pell City, Alabama for as long as they could remember. They had been married for over 17 years, established themselves in their local church, and had their first and only child, Sydney, in the city. Sydney was their pride ...
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