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Is the Current Political Climate Hurting LGBTQ Youth? What Schools and Families Can Do

How is the current sociopolitical climate impacting at-risk LGBTQ youth? It could predict more peer victimization of LGBTQ students. Parents and school personnel can do a lot to change community or school climate.

New CDC Survey Data Confirm the Severe Health Risks LGB Youth Face

On August 11, 2016, the CDC released the results of the first national study of sexual minority high school students. These data show that LGB students experience far greater risks of violence and bullying than their heterosexual peers.

Weight and exercise may affect children’s thinking skills, Alzheimer’s link leads to more financial planning, Migrant children: arriving alone and frightened and more- In Case You Missed It– November 2, 2015

Welcome back to In Case You Missed It (our weekly roundup of articles touching on psychology, health, mental health and social justice issues from multiple news and commentary websites). This week, we address the impact of weight and exercise on children’s thinking skills, Alzheimer’s link leads to more financial planning, migrant children: arriving alone and frightened and more.  Weight, Exercise… Read More ›

GOP Lawmaker in N.H. Seeks Ban on ‘Conversion Therapy,’ PTSD Can Affect Female Vietnam War Vets, Too, and More – In Case You Missed It – October 13, 2015

Welcome back to In Case You Missed It (our weekly roundup of articles touching on psychology, health, mental health and social justice issues from multiple news and commentary websites). This week, we address conversion therapy, PTSD for female Vietnam War vets, positive benefits of delaying kindergarten, and anti-bulling laws. GOP Lawmaker in N.H. Seeks Ban on ‘Conversion Therapy’… Read More ›

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In Case You Missed It – June 8, 2015 – Virginia addresses campus sexual violence, APA ACT program in prisons

In this week’s In Case You Missed It (a roundup of articles touching on psychology, health, mental health and social justice issues that we collate from multiple news and commentary websites), we cover how transgender people choose their new names, Virginia’s approach to campus sexual assault, the expansion of APA’s ACT Raising Safe Kids program into prisons and more…. Read More ›

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In Case You Missed It – May 15, 2015 – Black girls matter, abuse of mentally ill prisoners, 40 years of bullying research

In this week’s In Case You Missed It (a roundup of articles related to psychology, health, mental health and social justice collated from multiple news and commentary websites) we cover the impact of race and poverty on black girls, the routine physical abuse experienced by mentally ill inmates, the link between chronic depression and risk of stroke… Read More ›

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In Case You Missed It – May 8, 2015 – Worried moms, bullying’s long-term effects and more

In this week’s In Case You Missed It (a roundup of articles related to psychology, health, mental health and social justice collated from multiple news and commentary websites) we examine whether moms worry more than dads, the long-term effects of bullying on children, the lack of second chances that Black kids get in Baltimore, how to… Read More ›

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How Can We Prevent Bullying? Involve Parents and Start Early

By Michele Knox, PhD and Kimberly Burkhart, PhD Did you know that nationwide, nearly 1 in 3 U.S. students say they have been bullied at school? Does it make you wonder what we’re doing wrong? What are we missing? Maybe we’re missing parents. Research has shown that youth violence prevention and intervention are most effective… Read More ›

Stop Saying “That’s So Gay!”: 6 Types of Microaggressions That Harm LGBTQ People

By Kevin L. Nadal, PhD (Associate Professor of Psychology, John Jay College of Criminal Justice – City University of New York) When I was a little kid, I used to hear my brothers, cousins, and friends say things like “That’s so gay!” on a pretty regular basis. I would usually laugh along, hoping with all my might… Read More ›

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The Richie Incognito Case: Workplace Bullying or Just “Locker Room” Culture?

UPDATE: On February 14, 2014, the NFL’s independent investigator, Ted Wells, released a 144-page report on the allegations of workplace misconduct within the Miami Dolphins that concluded there was a consistent pattern of harassment by Richie Incognito and two additional offensive linemen, Mike Pouncey and John Jerry, of Jonathan Martin and other Dolphins players and… Read More ›

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