A Chance for Raise the Age in Michigan Lame Duck, But Time is Running Out
There is a small window of time that Michigan advocates are hoping can work to pass legislation that would reclassify 17-year-olds as juveniles in the eyes of the law. If they can pull it off, it will leave just three states in America that consider all 17-year-olds to be adults in the eyes of the law.
Study Suggests Emotional Abuse is as Damaging as Physical and Sexual Abuse
By Sara Oon “I wish you were never born.” Such a simple phrase, yet capable of causing deeper, long-lasting scars in children than bruises and broken bones, according to a study published in January.
Los Angeles Youth “Welcome Center” to Open
By Ziyue Yan After months of criticism of Los Angeles County’s use of a makeshift dormitory to house older adolescents entering foster care, the Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) will be opening a new facility for those youth on April 10.
Principles of Adolescent Substance Use Disorder Treatment: A Research-Based Guide
Presents research-based principles of adolescent substance use disorder treatment; covers treatment for a variety of drugs including, illicit and prescription drugs, alcohol, and tobacco; presents settings and evidence-based approaches unique to treating adolescents.