I’m a Teen: How Can I Tell Who’s Joking, Who’s Crying...

The nation’s conversation about mental illness and school shootings has changed the way I listen to my classmates. It’s changed the way I read and...

Teens’ Brains May Be Molded by Living With Neighborhood Violence

Flinching as a gunshot whizzes past your window. Covering your ears when a police car races down your street, sirens blaring. Walking past a...

House Bill Tackling Opioid Epidemic Emphasizes Needs of Affected Children

On Friday, June 22, the House of Representatives passed H. R. 6, SUPPORT for Patients and Communities Act, by a vote of 396 –...

When Erratic Teenage Behavior Means Something More

Mary Rose O’Leary has shepherded three children into adulthood, and teaches art and music to middle-school students. Despite her extensive personal and professional experience with...

The Juul’s So Cool, Kids Smoke It In School

The students wait eagerly for their teachers to turn their backs. That’s their cue to reach quietly for a small, sleek device they can easily...

New Groundbreaking Report Confirms High Prevalence of Youth Homelessness in the...

Advocates working to end youth homelessness have known for a long time that there are many more youth experiencing homelessness on their own than...

Study Shows Childhood Emotional Abuse Linked to PTSD and Opioid Abuse...

Children who experience emotional abuse are more likely to struggle with post-traumatic stress and opioid misuse as adults, according to a new study by...

Hospitalizations for Opioid Poisonings in Youth Jump 165 Percent in 15...

A new study reveals the number of young children who were hospitalized from opioid poisonings more than doubled between 1997 and 2012. The study, published...

Teen Drug Use: It All Starts With Smoking

    Trying to stay informed about the illicit temptations thrown at kids can leave a parent—or anyone working with children—begging for mercy. I’m in that...

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