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ABUSE/ NEGLECT RELATED TO DEPRESSION
(January 3, 2007) Science Daily reported a study contained in the Archives of General Psychiatry that indicates children who have been abused or neglected have a higher risk of major depression when they become young adults.

OUTDOOR SUCCESS IN UK
(January 13, 2007) The UK Telegraph reports the success of the Bermondsey Out Doors project (Bods), an education charity for young people from troubled and deprived backgrounds.

WARNINGS OF HOME CHEMICALS
(January 17, 2007) CBS News reported on comments by the Executive Editor of Family Circle magazine that parents should beware children as young as 12 and 13 are increasingly getting high on common household chemicals.

RESTRAINED JUVENILE OFFENDER DIES
(January 25, 2007) The Baltimore Sun reported a 17-year-old juvenile offender died in Maryland after being restrained by a private facility operating under state mandates and funding.

CHARTER/ PRIVATE SCHOOLS PAY BETTER
(February 6, 2007) According to a report by the Center for American Progress, charter and private schools make much greater use of pay innovations than traditional public schools, and there is some recent evidence that they have been more successful at recruiting teachers with higher academic credentials.

MARYLAND TO OVERSEE TRAINING
(February 7, 2007) An article posted on the BaltimoreSun.com website stated a new Bill has been proposed in Maryland that would require the state to oversee all private residential program staff training.

BOYS AND GIRLS HAVE DIFFERENT STRESSORS
(February 7, 2007) A study reported by CBS News Healthwatch reported that girls have twice as many stressors from interpersonal relationships than boys, while boys have twice as many stressors from achievement attempts than do girls. It further concluded that while boys use physical activities to cope, girls tend toward depression, thus a possible explanation for girls having higher levels of depression.

HARVARD DOC SUPPORTS SHOCK THERAPY
(February 8, 2007) United Press International reported in Health/Business News that Michael Miller, editor in chief of the Harvard Mental Health Letter, asserted that Electroconvulsive Therapy is the most effective therapy for severe depression.

FRENCH SOCIALIST PROPOSES BOOT CAMPS
(February 12, 2007) The Washington Post reports that the French Socialist Party candidate for President, Segolene Royal, proposes Juvenile Boot Camps in her campaign platform.

FINAL REPORT FOR NCLB REAUTHORIZATION
(February 13, 2007) The Commission on No Child Left Behind released its final recommendations for the reauthorization of the No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB). The entire Commission report can be read, ordered and downloaded at www.nclbcommission.org.

POT DOWN, PRESCRIPTIONS UP
(February 14, 2007) Drug Czar John Walter's released a report suggesting that teenagers abuse of prescription drugs may be increasing because they are more readily available and teens believe them to be safer than street drugs.

ABSTRACTS FOR INTERNATIONAL AEE CONFERENCE
(February 16, 2007) Keith Russell PhD, krussell@umn.edu at the University of Minnesota School of Kinesiology is calling for Abstracts for the 2007 Symposium on Experiential Education Research (SEER) for the 35th Annual Association for Experiential Education (AEE) International Conference in Little Rock, AR, November 8-11, 2007. More...

AUTISM GENOME PROJECT RESULTS
(February 19, 2007) United Press International Health and Business News reported that the Autism Genome Project, an international consortium to find the genetic causes of autism is publishing its first set of results.

REGIONAL PSYCHIATRIC CONGRESS HIGHLIGHTS
(February 18, 2007) Since many professionals were not able to attend the multi-day 2006 Psychiatric Congress last year, the highlights of that Congress will be presented this Spring in one-day sessions in Philadelphia, Chicago, Los Angeles, Detroit, New York, Washington DC, San Francisco and Houston. The purpose is to help professionals learn the latest research and thinking on many topics. More...



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