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New Documentary Explores Impact of Mobile Devices on Teens' Lives -- THE Journal

New Documentary Explores Impact of Mobile Devices on Teens' Lives -- THE Journal | Criminal Refocus | Scoop.it
A new documentary explores the impacts smartphones and other mobile devices are having on teenagers and their social, emotional and psychological lives. “Screenagers: Growing Up in the Digital Age” examines the impact of screen technology on kids and offers parents practical solutions that can work.

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Lon Woodbury's curator insight, November 19, 2016 1:25 PM

Good question.  Do children spend too much time with a digital screen?  And, How should parents deal with this "screenager" phenomenon  -Lon.  

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With teen mental health deteriorating over five years, there's a likely culprit

With teen mental health deteriorating over five years, there's a likely culprit | Criminal Refocus | Scoop.it
According to a new analysis, the number of US teens who felt "useless" and "joyless" grew 33 percent between 2010 and 2015, and there was a 23 percent increase in suicide attempts.

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Lon Woodbury's curator insight, February 28, 9:24 AM

The "smartphone" again is seen as the cause.  -Lon

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How America’s mass incarceration disaster became a bipartisan rallying cry

How America’s mass incarceration disaster became a bipartisan rallying cry | Criminal Refocus | Scoop.it
America's mass incarceration disaster has been a bipartisan effort. In 1970, there were less than 200,000 people in American state and federal prison. In 2014, there were more than 1.5 million.
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Student Mental Health: How Traumatic Experiences Play a Role

Student Mental Health: How Traumatic Experiences Play a Role | Criminal Refocus | Scoop.it
There's a renewed focus on student mental health, after last week's deadly school shooting in Florida. A local program aims to proactively address the issue.

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Lon Woodbury's curator insight, February 24, 10:27 PM

"Trauma Sensitive Schools"  -Is this a trend around the country or just in this Fargo ND school?  -Lon

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The Department of Justice Is 'Fully On Board' With Prison Reform Proposals

The Department of Justice Is 'Fully On Board' With Prison Reform Proposals | Criminal Refocus | Scoop.it
The president does seem to have more than “law and order” in his perspective of the criminal justice system.
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6 exciting education trends for 2017

6 exciting education trends for 2017 | Criminal Refocus | Scoop.it
As educators look to make 2017 the best it can be, here are six education trends to watch in the year ahead

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Lon Woodbury's curator insight, September 16, 2017 2:12 PM

This presents some good steps toward an education that makes sense regarding students learning the importance of school work for learning rather than for grades. -Lon

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Are You Codependent or Just Caring? | World of Psychology

Are You Codependent or Just Caring? | World of Psychology | Criminal Refocus | Scoop.it
The word “codependency” -- our tendency to deny our own wants in order to serve others -- has entered the mainstream vocabulary. The concept evolved from the

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Lon Woodbury's curator insight, April 10, 2017 4:00 PM

This is the firt article I've ran across that has a perspective on the question I've had for years-what's the difference between caring and codependent?  -Lon

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Detention system strains to keep up with mentally ill immigrants

Detention system strains to keep up with mentally ill immigrants | Criminal Refocus | Scoop.it
An investigation finds the detention system often fails to protect vulnerable immigrants with psychiatric disorders. More deportations could make it worse.
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This is America on drugs: A visual guide

This is America on drugs: A visual guide | Criminal Refocus | Scoop.it
Drug deaths over the past 15 years have been rising so rapidly that experts say they've rarely, if ever, seen anything like it.

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Philosophy in prison

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Damon Horowitz teaches philosophy through the Prison University Project, bringing college-level classes to inmates of San Quentin State Prison.
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Three Addicts Talk About Kicking Opiates in Jail With and Without Suboxone | The Fix

Three Addicts Talk About Kicking Opiates in Jail With and Without Suboxone | The Fix | Criminal Refocus | Scoop.it
If addiction is accepted as a mental illness which requires treatment, why is medication withheld from prisoners?
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Should felons be allowed to vote from behind jail bars?

Should felons be allowed to vote from behind jail bars? | Criminal Refocus | Scoop.it
Tens of thousands of nonviolent felons in county jails would be allowed to vote in California elections under a bill opposed by law enforcement but moving swiftly through the Legislature.
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California drastically reduced its prison population, and crime didn't skyrocket the way critics thought it might

California drastically reduced its prison population, and crime didn't skyrocket the way critics thought it might | Criminal Refocus | Scoop.it
Realignment didn't lead to a surge in crime rates, and the effort was "evidence that prison populations can be safely reduced without harming the public."
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Tax on millionaires boosts California mental health services, study finds

Tax on millionaires boosts California mental health services, study finds | Criminal Refocus | Scoop.it
A statewide tax on the wealthy has significantly boosted mental health programs in California's largest county, helping to reduce homelessness, incarceration and hospitalization, according to a report released Tuesday.
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Opioid poisonings, overdoses send more US kids to hospitals

Opioid poisonings, overdoses send more US kids to hospitals | Criminal Refocus | Scoop.it

CHICAGO (AP) — Opioid poisonings and overdoses are sending increasing numbers of U.S. children and teens to the hospital, according to a study showing a substantial rise in young

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Teaching kids about emotions could give them a chance at better relationships

Teaching kids about emotions could give them a chance at better relationships | Criminal Refocus | Scoop.it
Managing emotions as a young person can be a struggle — whether it’s dealing with the loss of a friendship, clashing with parents and teachers or, as teens, taking those first steps into the world of romance.

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Lon Woodbury's curator insight, February 14, 3:50 PM

This is just one example from web search I just did of local emphasis on the importance of teaching emotional growth.  It seems there are a lot of experiments going on locally throughout the USA and Canada trying to get a handle on children's emotional growth to help them in academics and eventually life as an functioning adult.  -Lon

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The scary truth about what's hurting our kids

The scary truth about what's hurting our kids | Criminal Refocus | Scoop.it
Dr. Twenge started doing research 25 years ago on generational differences, but when 2011 -2012 hit, she saw something that would scared her to the core.

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Lon Woodbury's curator insight, February 24, 9:22 PM

My favorite question when people are talking about changes in our society.  "How are the kids doing?"   -Lon

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Treating the Sickest: Why Does the US Lag Behind? | Psychiatric Times

Treating the Sickest: Why Does the US Lag Behind? | Psychiatric Times | Criminal Refocus | Scoop.it
How to decrease recidivism for individuals with serious mental illnesses who are released from jails or prisons or discharged from hospitals? Here are several effective mechanisms.
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In Mexico, the price of America’s hunger for heroin

In Mexico, the price of America’s hunger for heroin | Criminal Refocus | Scoop.it
Along the country’s heroin highway, there’s a booming drug business and horrific bloodshed
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Police-Led Addiction Program Proves Successful | Psych Central News

Police-Led Addiction Program Proves Successful | Psych Central News | Criminal Refocus | Scoop.it
About 95 percent of individuals who came to the Gloucester Police Department in Massachusetts for help getting addiction treatment were placed in detoxification
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New Documentary Explores Impact of Mobile Devices on Teens' Lives -- THE Journal

New Documentary Explores Impact of Mobile Devices on Teens' Lives -- THE Journal | Criminal Refocus | Scoop.it
A new documentary explores the impacts smartphones and other mobile devices are having on teenagers and their social, emotional and psychological lives. “Screenagers: Growing Up in the Digital Age” examines the impact of screen technology on kids and offers parents practical solutions that can work.

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Lon Woodbury's curator insight, November 19, 2016 1:25 PM

Good question.  Do children spend too much time with a digital screen?  And, How should parents deal with this "screenager" phenomenon  -Lon.  

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Among incarcerated populations, opioid agonist therapy has been shown to reduce the risk of post-release mortality by up to 75%, so why do some patients not want it? | Recovery Research Institute

Among incarcerated populations, opioid agonist therapy has been shown to reduce the risk of post-release mortality by up to 75%, so why do some patients not want it? | Recovery Research Institute | Criminal Refocus | Scoop.it
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Berkeley alumni's program to educate prisoners receives National Humanities Medal | The Daily Californian

Berkeley alumni's program to educate prisoners receives National Humanities Medal | The Daily Californian | Criminal Refocus | Scoop.it
The Prison University Project will be awarded the National Humanities Medal at the White House on Thursday for its efforts to provide the currently incarcerated with higher education.Read More…

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Naltrexone is Now Being Offered To Inmates In 30 States | The Fix

Naltrexone is Now Being Offered To Inmates In 30 States | The Fix | Criminal Refocus | Scoop.it
Prisons that use naltrexone in their withdrawal protocol are hoping to lower the rate of recidivism and end the cycle of addiction and crime. 
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Movement Advancement Project | Unjust: How the Broken Criminal Justice System Fails LGBT People

Movement Advancement Project | Unjust: How the Broken Criminal Justice System Fails LGBT People | Criminal Refocus | Scoop.it
Major report showing how LGBT people, particularly LGBT people of color, face higher rates of incarceration and unfair treatment and abuse in the criminal justice system released today by the Movement Advancement Project and the Center for American Progress, along with the Advancement Project, Forward Together, and JustLeadershipUSA. www.lgbtmap.org/criminal-justice
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