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Pediatric survivors of human trafficking may have higher risk for self-harm, suicidal behaviors

October 5, 2015

Children and adolescents receiving posttrafficking services in the Greater Melong subregion exhibited high symptom levels of depression, anxiety and PTSD, which are associated with self-harm or suicidal behaviors.

“In the most widely accepted definition of human trafficking, a United Nations protocol defines human trafficking as the use of force or coercion for the purposes of exploitation. Estimates suggest that 5.7 million boys and girls are in situations of forced or bonded labor, 1.2 million are trafficked, and approximately 1.8 million are exploited in the sex industry,” Ligia Kiss, PhD, of London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, and colleagues wrote. “Despite growing documentation of child labor and a large body of research on the effects of violence on children’s health and well-being, there has been little convergence of evidence on violence and health in situations of child labor.”

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Cognitive-behavioral prevention program improves depression onset in at-risk adolescents

October 2, 2015
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Theater program may improve social outcomes among children with autism

October 2, 2015
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Journal of Psychosocial Nursing and Mental Health Services July 2014 CNE Activity

This activity is co-provided by Villanova University College of Nursing and SLACK Incorporated.

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September 12, 2015
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Children with psychiatric problems more likely to have dysfunctional adulthood

July 15, 2015
Individuals with psychiatric problems in childhood were more likely to have problems functioning in adulthood, according to study findings in JAMA
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Pupil dilation when viewing sad stimuli may be biomarker of pediatric depression risk

July 14, 2015
Physiological reactivity to sad stimuli, measured via pupil dilation, may be a biomarker of…
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Strong family bonds improve negative effects of domestic violence

July 13, 2015
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Problems internalizing predicted mental health issues among war-affected youth

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NIH to fund study on link between autism, body temperature

July 10, 2015
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Exposure to medical marijuana ads increases adolescent intent to use, use of marijuana

July 9, 2015
Adolescents exposed to medical marijuana advertising were two times more likely to use or report intentions of using marijuana than adolescents no…
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Evekeo safe, effective for ADHD among children in classroom setting

July 9, 2015
Amphetamine sulfate was effective and well-tolerated among children with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder, with an effect onset of 45 minutes…
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Nonpharmacological interventions for ADHD beneficial in school setting

July 7, 2015
Although gaps in standardized interventions warrant further research, nonpharmacological interventions showed positive outcomes for…
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