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Jul 20, 2018
Barri Bronston - Tulane News
Social Work Dean Bordnick this week received The Visionary Award for Outstanding Contributions to Youth Recovery Research at the 2018 Association of Recovery for Higher Education Conference (ARHE) in Houston for his work developing virtual reality solutions to substance misuse / addiction. Tulane is working to bring a recovery program to campus, and Bordnick said the School of Social Work is poised to be leader in this effort since social workers provide most of the treatment services for substance misuse issues.
#Community Violence #Prevention Intervention
Jul 18, 2018
Olga Khazan - The Atlantic
In Baltimore and other segregated cities, the life-expectancy gap between African Americans and whites is as much as 20 years. This reality is a part of a much bigger story, one of how African Americans became stuck in profoundly unhealthy neighborhoods, and of how the legacy of racism can literally take years off their lives. Far from being a relic of the past, America’s racist and segregationist history continues to harm black people in the most intimate of ways—seeping into their lungs, their blood, even their DNA.
#Community Violence
Jul 09, 2018
Rob Krieger - Fox 8
Researchers have found the amount of violence in a neighborhood can directly impact a child biologically, so much so, that the rate of violence directly correlates to the length of telomeres at the end of a child’s chromosomes. “We have evidence that there are changes in the actual DNA in the cells within each child. We have evidence that it changes how children's stress response systems work,” said Stacy Drury, the Associate Director of the Tulane Brain Institute.
#Child Maltreatment #Community Violence #Biological Medical #Mental Health Psychological #Prevention Intervention
Jul 03, 2018
Charles H. Zeanah and Carole Shauffer - Houston Chronicle
Officials defend immigration-related detention facilities in Texas saying that shelters provide nutrition, hygiene and medical care. This isn’t enough. Children need consistent and individualized care from loving adults. Deprived of these experiences, a young child’s development is derailed.
#Child Maltreatment #Community Violence #Mental Health Psychological
Jun 29, 2018
Carolyn Scofield - Tulane News
Dr. Cathy Taylor led a research team that surveyed pediatricians around the country and found 75% of children’s doctors don’t think spanking is an effective form of discipline and could do more harm than good.
#Child Maltreatment #Prevention Intervention