Violence prevention, especially in relation to our youth, begins with introducing the idea of acceptance across various levels of diversity, including race, religion, gender, socioeconomic status, and more. Through tolerance, we can teach youth to respect each other and reduce feelings of indifference towards groups of different backgrounds.
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Challenges Facing Transgender Inmates, Suicide and Race, Parenting with Disabilities – In Case You Missed It – August 4, 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 challenges transgender inmates face, disturbing new data on suicide rates in Black youth, the rights of parents with disabilities and more. Life as a transgender inmate: Confronting a hostile system behind bars and in court – The Guardian Transgender […]
The Charleston Shooting and the Psychology of Hate, Looking Forward to Getting Older – In Case You Missed It – June 22, 2015
In this week’s In Case You Missed It (our roundup of articles touching on psychology, health, mental health and social justice issues from multiple news and commentary websites), we cover the Charleston shooting, the growing number of Latinos graduating with STEM degrees, and why we should all look forward to getting older. The psychology of hate – CNN.com The nation is still reeling from the hateful and racist actions of Dylann Roof, a […]
By Mary O’Leary Wiley, PhD, ABPP When you think of adopting a child, what images come into your mind? For most of us, the images are based on how adoption used to be. We think of infant adoptions, which now make up only 17% of non-step parent adoptions in the U.S. We think of inter-country adoptions, which now make up only 15% of non-step parent adoption in the U. S. […]