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The Choice No Parent Should Have to Make: The Case for Paid Family Leave

By Sara Buckingham (PhD candidate in Clinical Psychology and Community & Applied Social Psychology at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County) Like other American families, while Melissa and Rob eagerly anticipated the birth of their second child, they also had to decide how much time they could afford to take off work to care for their newborn. Physicians and psychologists recommend leave time of at least 6–8 weeks because: Leave benefits […]

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Jails Are No Place for the Mentally Ill, Flavored Tobacco Lures Kids, Meet Mexico’s 13 Year Old Psychologist – In Case You Missed It – October 6, 2015

In Case You Missed It

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 of living with mental illness in jail, flavored tobacco luring kids, a gifted young girl and 13-year-old psychologist, and more. Jails are no place for the mentally ill – I was lucky to get out – The Washington Post In this article, Justin […]

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Let Us Care for Ourselves and Our Loved Ones

Mother with crying newborn

We are honored to publish this guest post by Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro on the need for paid family and medical leave. By U.S. Representative Rosa DeLauro (D-CT) If you have a baby, shouldn’t you be able to take time off from work to care for your newborn? Most of the world thinks so. In fact, every single country in the world ensures access to some form of paid maternity leave, except for […]

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