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Aug 20, 2017
Haley Britzky - Axios
Dr. Denese Shervington, president and CEO of the Institute of Women and Ethnic Studies, told Axios that ultimately, the decision to fund the TPP program and its grantees will depend on how members of Congress view these programs: "For it to be important, they would have to have a heart," she said. "They would have to be thinking about children and their needs versus their own ideology."
#Community Violence #Societal Structural
Aug 09, 2017
Ken Daley - NOLA.com/The Times-Picayune
Forensic psychiatrists Dr. J. Brad McConville and Dr. Sarah DeLand of Tulane University told Criminal District Judge Robin Pittman they believed Thornton was in the grip of a psychotic episode and exempt from criminal responsibility on the day she admitted killing her children Kendall and Kelsey Adams.
#Child Maltreatment #Mental Health Psychological
Jul 09, 2017
The New Orleans Advocate
Dr. Stacey Gage received $4.8M from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to direct the implementation of Momentum, a project to provide nursing students training in how to counsel first-time parents aged 15 to 24 on family planning, birth preparedness, newborn care, and gender-equitable attitudes in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). According to Gage, this initiative is important because health outcomes for both new mothers and babies in the DRC are poor as compared to other countries. If Momentum proves successful, it could be implemented in nursing schools across the DRC.
#Child Maltreatment #Intimate Partner Violence #Prevention Intervention
May 10, 2017
RJ Rico - Associated Press
Loretta Sonnier, a child and adolescent psychiatrist from Tulane University, said it is impossible to predict whether a teenager will be able to be reformed later in life. Because teens’ brains haven’t fully developed, psychiatrists aren’t even allowed to diagnose anti-social personality disorder until the person is 18, she said.
#Community Violence #Mental Health Psychological
Apr 28, 2017
Caresse Jackman - WWLTV.com
"I heard of stealthing in about 2007," said Patty Kissinger, professor of epidemiology at the Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine. Kissinger said those who think it's a game should remember they're opening the door for spreading sexually transmitted diseases.
#Sexual Violence #Prevention Intervention

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