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Celebrating the Life of Richard Donner – Family Partner Extraordinaire

Posted on February 03, 2023
Richard Donner I lost a friend the other day, and all of us in the children’s mental health…
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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…
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Dr. George Patrin Response to MedPage Today Article on the Need for Novel Research to Combat Suicide

Posted on June 26, 2021
Suicide Continues to Get Sad Before It Gets Sadder This article discusses the need for continued…
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Enough Already! Stop Raising Awareness and Do Something

Posted on May 14, 2021
~ This article reposted with permission from the author, Hugh Davis, Wisconsin Family Ties ~ This past week was…
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Mr. President, Science Matters: Build Back NREPP NOW (the National Registry of Evidence-based Programs and Practices)

Posted on April 16, 2021
Dear Mr. President: The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) and the Nation experienced the…