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Apr 03, 2018
Mary Cross - Tulane News
Since 2015, Tulane University professors Stacy Overstreet, Courtney Baker and Kathleen Whalen have collaborated with a team of community partners to determine how six local schools can better support trauma-exposed students through an innovative study called Safe Schools NOLA. The study will help school administrators create an action plan to support those students.
#Community Violence #Mental Health Psychological #Prevention Intervention
Jan 31, 2018
Tulane News
The “heartbreaking” results of the Tulane Climate Survey on Sexual Misconduct were released Wednesday, Jan. 31, at an all-campus town hall. The results were presented by Tulane President Mike Fitts, along with Tania Tetlow, senior vice president and chief of staff to the president, and Meredith Smith, assistant vice provost for Title IX and Clery Compliance.
#Sexual Violence #Prevention Intervention
Jan 16, 2018
Barri Bronston - Tulane News
Patrick Bordnick received the Not Impossible Vitality Award for an innovation called VR-∆ and VR-Qualis Est Vita (quality of life). Still in development, the VR-∆ is designed to put patients into realistic virtual worlds using smartphone-based virtual reality, recreating situations that identify and trigger cravings akin to drug and alcohol addiction. The tool will allow for individualized patient diagnostics and aids in treatment by teaching coping mechanisms to avoid relapse.
#Community Violence #Prevention Intervention
Dec 04, 2017
Marie Simoneaux - NOLA.com/The Times-Picayune
Tulane University forensic psychiatrists Dr. J. Brad McConville and Dr. Sarah Deland interviewed Thornton just days after she drowned her 4-year-old daughter and fatally shot her 3-year-old son. Both McConville and Deland testified Thornton was experiencing a depression-fueled psychotic episode on the day of the killings, and could not distinguish between right and wrong.
#Child Maltreatment #Mental Health Psychological
Oct 19, 2017
Emily Lane - NOLA.com/The Times-Picayune
Sothern called forensic psychiatrists Dr. J. Brad McConville and Dr. Sarah Deland of Tulane University to the stand, both of whom testified Boys was incompetent to stand trial. Deland suggested Boys be treated at the hospital in Jackson, where she said doctors could further evaluate him for competency in a process that could take between two and three months.
#Community Violence #Mental Health Psychological

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