Lawmakers advance courts reform bill

BY: - June 13, 2023

Members of the Senate Judiciary Committee advanced a bill Tuesday morning that would provide trauma-informed training for judges who preside over juvenile justice proceedings. “This section will ensure judges are trained on the impacts of adverse childhood experiences and adverse community environments,” Sen. Buck Newton (R-Greene) told legislators in a brief committee hearing. The provision […]

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Some could use support after abortion. But quality care can be hard to find.

BY: - April 29, 2023

Alex D. turned 23 on the day the U.S. Supreme Court released the decision to overturn Roe v. Wade. She was visiting the Omaha Zoo in Nebraska on vacation, riding the chairlift over the rhino exhibit when she saw the news alert on her phone. She was also eight weeks pregnant and needed an abortion. […]

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Effects of gun violence on kids probed by U.S. Senate committee

BY: - June 16, 2022

Experts say repeated exposure to trauma is changing and harming American kids WASHINGTON — The U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee on Wednesday examined the public health effect gun violence has on children. “Guns are killing our kids at a devastating rate,” Sen. Dick Durbin, D-Ill., chair of the committee, said in his opening statement.

Documentary producer Cristin Severance discusses WRAL-TV’s latest powerful documentary entitled “Pandemic Generation: Kids in Crisis”

BY: - April 25, 2022

The American Academy of Pediatrics and the U.S. Surgeon General declared a national state of emergency in children’s mental health with one in five young people experiencing anxiety or depression. The latest WRAL Doc, Pandemic Generation, shines a light on the real, lasting impacts of remote learning, quarantine, and the uncertainty our kids endured these […]