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Is Your City Over-Criminalized?

Is your city arresting and jailing substance abusers, the mentally ill, and the homeless? There’s a more humane and cost-effective way to deal with people who have these problems. 150 more words


To Post or Not to Post?

Rule number one in any crisis situation is not to cover it up. Remember the Exxon Valdez oil spill in 1989? The company tried to hide it from the general public and then, all of a sudden news stories about endangered ocean life filled the wavelengths. 1,100 more words

What to do in a mental health crisis

Parents, peers or guardians need to know what to do when a situation gets out of control and a teen poses a danger to him/herself, or others. 761 more words

Adolescent Psychiatry

Disappointing results on training the police

The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel published a front page story today about the disappointing results from Crisis Intervention Team training of the Milwaukee Police Department. After the well meaning rhetoric, there are too many untrained police and unnecessary deaths in police custody. 63 more words


Tools for Practice Tuesday - Virtual Hope Box

Tools for Practice Tuesday- Virtual Hope Box

For the second week in a row the folks at the #SPSM Twitter Chat (Suicide Prevention and Social Media) knocked it out of the park with a really awesome piece of technology. 146 more words

Social Work

My boyfriend really wants to have sex and is pushing me towards doing it even though I don’t want to. What do I do?

If you don’t want to have sex, then don’t. You can continue to say no and refuse. You may want to have an in-depth conversation about it so that you can each explain where you are coming from and what you can do to make sure you are comfortable in the relationship. 43 more words

Helping A Friend

Ray Rice incident starts conversation about domestic violence

MASON CITY, Iowa – The release of Ray Rice from the Baltimore Ravens has stirred up conversations, nationwide about domestic violence.

The circumstances surrounding these conversations are tragic, however the fact that people have started talking about the issue is something to be celebrated. 267 more words