Developmentally delayed teens are at a much higher risk of sexual assault than their non-delayed peers; the numbers are both depressing and well-validated.
By Jen Brown, RN, BSN This article first appeared on Seattle Children’s Teenology 101 blog. I thought Part 7 was my last post in the series, but the media response to the sentencing of the two rapists in the Steubenville case has been so outrageous that I’m going to tack on a postscript here. One of the [...]
If one teen had chosen to call the police when they saw what was happening during the Steubenville incident, the victim’s assaults- or at least some of them- might never have happened.
It’s vital that you have a frank discussion with your teen about sexual assault, and the media coverage of the Steubenville incident gives parents a perfect opportunity to bring it up.
While ombudsmen in some states maintain their autonomy, in other states conflicts have erupted and government officials have been accused of trying to muzzle ombudsmen, especially when they publicly disagree with state policies or battle industry officials.
Bush administration proposed legislation that would require all states to share the names of residents involuntarily committed to mental health facilities. The information would be provided to a Federal Bureau of Investigation database. The idea, in part, was to help gun dealers get important information about whether potential customers were mentally ill.
Mental health advocates are buoyed by the attention given to an issue they say has been ignored for far too long.
The grant will provide $650,000 per year to support the operation of a new clinic focused on the area of North Seattle from Lake Union to the King County northern border, including the residents of 22 public housing communities.
When does drinking alcohol a problem? When does it become abuse? When is it an addiction?
Pediatrician Dr. Melissa Hathaway has joined The Polyclinic Pediatrics at The Polyclinic Madison Center. She has a special interest in preventative care through health promotion, disease prevention, and safety advocacy.
The good news: Teen pregnancies are at their lowest rate in nearly 40 years, resulting in fewer abortions and births. The bad news: While overall rates have dropped, there is still a major gap among white, Hispanic and black teenagers.
Foster kids were more likely to be prescribed five or more psychotropic drugs at a time and at doses that exceed the maximum FDA-approved levels.
Health care arms race. Resistance is futile: We won’t stop the tide of infections without a new business model. The HPV vaccine debate. The dark side of the placebo effect. Fee for all: “It’s the prices, stupid._
Long-term care services for the elderly and disabled in Washington state are second only to those provided in Minnesota, according to a new report.