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February 2023

5 best practices for embedding bereavement and grief support in schools (

Stock Photo via Getty Images Anxiety disorders among children and teens are linked to an increased likelihood of developing an anxiety disorder or depression in the future, according to the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force. To read more of Elena Ferrarin's article, please click here. The loss of parents or other primary caregivers — among the most tragic consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic for students — has sparked a need to provide bereavement support in schools. The pandemic...

10 things to know about how social media affects teens' brains (

Image: (Tracy J. Lee for NPR) To read more of Cory Turner's article, please click here. The statistics are sobering. In the past year, nearly 1 in 3 teen girls reports seriously considering suicide . One in 5 teens identifying as LGBTQ+ say they attempted suicide in that time. Between 2009 and 2019, depression rates doubled for all teens. And that was before the COVID-19 pandemic. The question is: Why now ? "Our brains, our bodies, and our society have been evolving together to shape human...

North Carolina moves closer to creating nation's first ACEs-informed courts system

(l-r) Judge J. Corpening; Ben David, district attorney, New Hanover County; Chief Justice Paul Newby; Judge Andrew Heath, executive director, Administrative Office of the Courts of the Chief Justice's ACEs Informed Courts Task Force. David and Heath serve as Task Force co-chairs . “There is not any more important work going on in the State of North Carolina,” said Ben David, District Attorney for New Hanover County and co-chair of the Chief Justice’s ACEs-Informed Task Force . The Task force...

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