Category Archives: youth

the bullying experiment – fouseyTUBE


fouseyTUBE‘s bullying experiment… Q. how do people respond when they witness one person  bullying another? “So I feel like the big issue with today’s generation is bullying: why does bullying continue and why doesn’t anybody put a stop to it? … Continue reading

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bullying sucks – day of pink – 10 April 2013


Pinktastic pinkathon! Get cher pink on and make a stand against bullying – today and everyday. Rick Mercer wants you to join him in wearing pink today 10 April 2013 . . . . . . Rick Mercer wants you … Continue reading

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CDCC 2013 – From Chaos To Calm: Reaching Youth


Chaos to Calm-Reaching Youth 2013 Child Development and Community Conference The 2013 Child Development & Community Conference (CDCC) is expected to address areas surrounding relationship building and attachments with children from birth through to adolescence.  This year’s conference will foster … Continue reading

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Bingo! part 2. Psychosis: Six Steps rule out medical causes in kids


Part two in a series, sharing information you can use to empower yourself when dealing with health professionals who seem more interested in the speed of their diagnosis than on figuring out what’s really going on, today a differential diagnosis algorithm devised … Continue reading

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the kids aren’t alright – the offspring


Chances thrown Nothing’s free Longing for what used to be Still it’s hard Hard to see Fragile lives, shattered dreams   The Kids aren’t alright – The Offspring When we were young the future was so bright The old neighborhood … Continue reading

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The Importance of Friends


Article in Psychiatric Times by Karen Dineen Wagner about the importance of friends…. Includes commentary and description of two “scientific studies” that show that having friends is a good thing. Researchers concluded … “the presence of a  best friend… buffered … Continue reading

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‘Catastrophic failings’ in schizophrenia care


Important day today: sees the publication of the report by UK Schizophrenia commission The Abandoned Illness “What we found was a broken and demoralised system that does not deliver the quality of treatment that is needed for people to recover. … Continue reading

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Pills to Help in School


Article by A Schwarz in  NY Times Oct 25th – about how more and more children in America are taking pill to cope in school- in effect to make up for inadequacies in the school system. It doesn’t take years of researchers researching … Continue reading

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Physical Punishment and Mental Disorders


Article from Pediatrics – the official journal of the American Academy of Paediatricians on the link between harsh punishment of children and “mental disorders”. “…harsh physical punishment independent of child maltreatment is related to mental disorders” Adds more to the evidence … Continue reading

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Study links spanking to later mental disorders


Study links spanking to later mental disorders TAMARA BALUJA The Globe and Mail PublishedMonday, Jul. 02 2012, 12:01 AM EDT Using harsh physical punishment to discipline children – including smacking, spanking and shoving – has a strong association with increased … Continue reading

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