1. Juvenile Drug Treatment Court Guidelines

    The Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) has released “Juvenile Drug Treatment Court Guidelines.” Juvenile drug treatment courts are designed for youth with substance use disorders who come into contact with the juvenile justice system. These courts offer a way to respond to the needs of substance using...
  2. Immigration Policies and Mental Health Morbidity among Latinos: A State-Level Analysis

    Mental-health issues such as anxiety and depression can have many causes. Newly published research identifies one that we don’t usually think about: government policy. According to a new study, American Latinos living in states with more exclusionary immigration policies report higher rates of psychological distress than their counterparts in states...
  3. Supportive Housing Needs in the United States

    The CSH Housing Data Project uses data to detail housing needs through maps and reports. Their interactive map shows the amount of people in need of supportive housing across the United States. Users can select a state and supportive housing need will appear. Viewers also can specify which specific needs to...
  4. Cultural and Linguistic Competence Health Practitioner Assessment

    The Cultural and Linguistic Competence Health Practitioner Assessment (CLCHPA) self-guided learning activity was developed by the Georgetown University National Center for Cultural Competence. The CLCHPA is designed to enhance the delivery of high quality services for diverse patient/client populations, and promote cultural and linguistic as essential approaches addressing health and...
  5. Voz y Corazon: Suicide Prevention Program for Latina Teens

    Suicide is the second leading cause of death among teenagers and young adults in Colorado, according to the 2014-2015 report from the Colorado Office of Suicide Prevention. Latina teens have an alarmingly high rate of suicide attempts. Now one group is trying to change that with the help of adult...
  6. Mental Health of Transgender Children Who Are Supported in Their Identities

    Transgender children who have socially transitioned, that is, who identify as the gender “opposite” their natal sex and are supported to live openly as that gender, are increasingly visible in society, yet we know nothing about their mental health. Previous work with children with gender identity disorder (GID; now termed...