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What Happens When an Autistic Teenager Becomes Unmanageable at Home

Sabrina’s Parents Love Her. But the Meltdowns Are Too Much. Unpredictable violence, chaotic  outbursts and countless trips to the emergency room. What happens when an autistic teenager  becomes unmanageable at home?Thirteen-year-old Sabrina Benedict, center, with her...

Broken Adoptions (USA Today)

For tens of thousands of children in the U.S., their ‘forever family’ doesn’t last long. USA TODAY investigates: Why do adoptions fail? USA TODAY Published 5:01 AM EDT May. 19, 2022  Updated 12:31 PM EDT May. 19, 2022

Worried Sick: A journey into the anxious teenage mind

Why are so many American teenagers feeling anxious, depressed and even suicidal? Our video looks at the science behind the teen mental health crisis. By Kassie Bracken, Matt Richtel, Ben Laffin and Elliot deBruyn•April 23, 2022

Adolescent Behaviors and Experiences Survey (ABES)

United States, January–June 2021, Center for Disease Contol  Adolescent Behaviors And Experiences Survey (ABES) is the first nationally representative look at the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on the health of our nation’s youth.  ABES was a 110-question online...

A cry for help: CDC warns of a steep decline in teen mental health

Read this article that appeared in the Washington Post on 3/31/22.  The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is warning of an accelerating mental health crisis among adolescents, with more than 4 in 10 teens reporting that they feel “persistently sad or...

Sex-Trafficking Couple Exploited Foster Care Loophole

A Bronx couple used foster care to exploit vulnerable young women, prosecutors and awoman who had been placed in their home said. By Ashley Southall, New York TimesMarch 9, 2022 When Sharice Mitchell became a foster parent early in 2019, she told the officials...

Teen Dating Violence Workshop

February is National Teen Dating Violence Awareness and Prevention Month. In support of the ongoing effort to prevent the devatstating cycle of abuse, Alternatives to Domestic Violence offered a workshop on the dynamics of dating abuse and its impact on adolescents,...