Discusses a study on how children react to aggressive behavior based on assumed intent. The study found children who assumed a hostile intent were more likely to react aggressively than those who assumed the offender meant no harm.
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Discusses approaches that home visiting programs use to engage fathers, the challenges they face, the strategies they use to overcome these challenges, and benefits of participating from the perspective of fathers and program staff.
Presents a summary of Federal legislation since 1974 that has had a significant impact on the child protection and child welfare fields. The report also provides an overview of each act and its major provisions.
Commemorates National Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month by providing facts about teen dating violence and offering links to hotlines and other resources that can offer interested individuals more information on how to prevent teen dating violence in their communities.
Presents fundamental facts on the rationale for using Evidence Based Practices (EBPs) within behavioral health service systems. The report offers examples, strategies, frameworks and tools for selecting, funding, implementing, improving, and sustaining evidence-based and promising practices within systems of care.
Describes the results of a nationally representative survey of students ages 12-18 on prevalence of school bullying. A lower percentage of students reported being bullied in 2013 compared to previous years according to this Department of Education blog.
Discusses a study published in the Journal of School Health examining the intersection between homelessness and sexual orientation among middle school students.
Introduces a SAMHSA study which is the first research study that provides insight on substance use initiation patterns among the one in every five full-time college students (aged 18 to 22) using illicit or potentially harmful substances.
Examines the findings of a NIH-funded study which found that students who have used electronic cigarettes by the time they start ninth grade are more likely than others to start smoking traditional cigarettes and other combustible tobacco products within the next year.
Presents an overview of commercial sexual exploitation of children and the policy and clinical implications.