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The Children’s Mental Health Network is Closing Down

Posted on June 09, 2023
Important Message From Scott Bryant-Comstock Updated 9-15-23 The Children’s Mental Health Network is Closing Down After meeting with…
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Making a Case for Prevention 

Posted on May 18, 2023
It is well-known that early experiences in life often influence our behavior in adolescence and adulthood. Equally notable is…
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UPLIFT Livestream Peer Support Training on YouTube!

Posted on March 18, 2023
Join Youth ERA for an amazing livestream on YouTube! Friday, March 31st 3:30 PM – 5:30 PM PDT Register…
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Celebrating the Life of Richard Donner – Family Partner Extraordinaire

Posted on February 03, 2023
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Is It Possible to Reduce School Shootings– Without Gun Control?

Posted on June 08, 2022
Is it possible to reduce school shootings without gun control? Yes, of course. And that means that the…
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From Sandy Hook to Uvalde – And so it continues

Posted on May 26, 2022
On December 14, 2012, I wrote this lead-in for Friday Update: Greetings, faithful readers. As we…
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How Do We SEE and SUPPORT Children of Incarcerated Parents

Posted on November 28, 2021
How do we SEE and SUPPORT? Maybe it’s the language we use, saying “parent” rather than “inmate” or “prisoner.” Maybe…
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Findings from Interviews with Florida and Massachusetts Youth Mental Health and Juvenile Justice Stakeholders

Posted on August 18, 2021
The prevalence of youth with mental health problems in the justice system is overwhelming, especially when taking into consideration racial…
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Scientific Healing of Historic Disparities: Creating Equity in Educational and Economic Outcomes

Posted on August 15, 2021
Many white folks—especially in politics—pretend there is no such thing as historic disparities affecting racial minorities in America, especially…