Category Archives: Parents

What Motivates 15-Year-old Americans to Do Well on Tests?

Every three years, high school students from over sixty countries take a series of standardized tests designed to assess their proficiency in core subject areas such as mathematics, reading, and science. The test is part of a larger effort, called the Program for International Student Assessment (PISA), which helps education policymakers compare their students and […]

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Adverse Childhood Experiences: Early Trauma and Adult Mortality

Professionals working in clinical medicine and general healthcare have known about the long-term effects of early trauma on the development of chronic disease in adulthood for over twenty years. Until recently, however, most of these professionals worked in mental health, and understood early trauma in terms of its impact on psychological issues – mood and […]

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Treatment Now, Home for the Holidays

Adolescence brings a host of changes to the life of any family. Sometimes, those changes are difficult to handle. The teens themselves may not know what’s going on, even if the changes are painful and confusing. And if the changes are painful and confusing, they may try to ignore them, suppress them, or deal with […]

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Adolescent Mental Health in Minnesota: Change to Chill

Awareness about mental health issues increases every day. That’s a positive development, when we consider that not long ago, the entire subject was close to taboo. Stigma around mental health disorders and treatment for mental health disorders kept people from seeking the support they needed. This environment had a disproportionate effect on adolescents, because many […]

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Adolescent Mental Health in Washington State: New Legislation

This spring, lawmakers in the state of Washington passed a bill changing the rights of parents and teenagers about two important – and sometimes controversial – aspects of treatment for mental health and substance use disorders: consent to treatment and access to treatment information. Until the passage of House Bill 1874, teenagers had robust rights […]

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