Pay for Success Watch: NCCD Will Assess Projects in Conn., Calif., and Wisc.
The National Council on Crime and Delinquency announced three projects to study the feasibility of pay-for-success (PFS) projects in Connecticut, California and Wisconsin. PFS projects shift the burden of social investment off the government and onto private investors.
New Study: Childhood Trauma a California Public Health Crisis
One in six Californians has experienced severe childhood trauma, which is strongly linked to serious health problems in adulthood, according to a new study released today by the Center for Youth Wellness, a San Francisco health organization, and the Public Health Institute, an Oakland-based nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting health.
Effect of Home Visiting by Nurses on Maternal and Child Mortality
Researchers from the University of Colorado, Aurora and the University of Rochester conducted a study to determine the effects of a public-health nurse home visitation program on at-risk mothers and children.
Childhood Maltreatment, Altered Limbic Neurobiology, and Substance Use Relapse Severity via Trauma-Specific Reductions in Limbic Gray Matter Volume
The result of a new study published in JAMA Psychiatry shows that childhood maltreatment may predict an increased tendency to relapse among patients dealing with substance-abuse disorders. In the “Childhood Maltreatment, Altered Limbic Neurobiology, and Substance Use Relapse Severity via Trauma-Specific Reductions in Limbic Gray Matter Volume,” researchers used structural magnetic resonance imaging to assess the gray matter volume, subsequent substance use relapse, length of time until relapse, and acuteness of relapse among 79 participants engaged in treatment as well as a control group of healthy participants.