This is a supplemental publication of Woodbury Reports' Places for Struggling Teens, www.strugglingteens.com. We search the Internet to find articles and opinions that might be helpful to professionals in the private parent-choice network, and parents working with teens with behavioral/emotional/learning problems.
But what may remain just around the edges for med surg, for the orphan status addiction treatment industry, especially in the $10B to $15B a year higher end private side, the regulatory, reimbursement and consumer cultural protective barriers do not apply nearly as broadly, if at all, and thus growing foreign addictions medical tourism could represent, to borrow from the lexicon of national security, much more of a clear and present danger on the competition side.
BBC News Eating disorders in young men 'are being overlooked' BBC News Commenting on the research, Leanne Thorndyke, of the Beat eating disorders charity, said a wider section of society is coming under pressure over their body image.
If our elected officials really cared about reducing drug use and sending the right message to youth, they would abandon our failed experiment with prohibition -- and decriminalizing marijuana in the nation's capital is a big step in the right direct...
Lon Woodbury's insight:
This is becoming an important debate. When something hasn't been working to reduce drug use, its necessary to rethink the decisions of a past generation. -Lon
A new school in San Francisco is combining the Silicon Valley startup model with progressive education tactics, creating classrooms as individual entities, using sensoring technologies to track kids' progress, and building tech tools based on teacher requests.
In this post, Sarah Fine asks why we see play as so central for young children and again for creative professional work, but treat high schools as play-free zones. She argues for why we should care about playful adolescence, and gives several examples of schools that are realizing these goals in practice.
The current structure of the school day is obsolete, most would agree. Created during the Industrial Age, the assembly line system we have in place now has little relevance to what we know kids actually need to thrive. Most of us know this, and yet making room for the huge shift in the system that's necessary has been difficult, if not impossible because of fear of the unknown.
So psychopaths often welcome their condition, and “treating” them becomes complicated. “How many psychopaths go to a psychiatrist for mental distress, unless they’re in prison? It doesn't happen,” says Hare.
The ones in prison, of course, are often required to go to “talk therapy, empathy training, or talk to the family of the victims” — but since psychopaths don’t have any empathy, it doesn’t work. “What you want to do is say, ’Look, it’s in your own self-interest to change your behaviour, otherwise you’ll stay in prison for quite a while.’ “
The ones in prison, of course, are often required to go to “talk therapy,