Connecting up the care: supporting London's children exposed to domestic abuse, parental mental ill-health and parental substance abuse

This report from the London Assembly Health Committee examines three ACEs that commonly co-occur (domestic violence and abuse, parental mental ill-health, and parental alcohol and drug misuse) to assess how access to and support from services could be improved.
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

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Source: Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy - Category: Addiction Authors: Tags: Research Source Type: research
This study examined the effectiveness of CDC ’sDating Matters ®: Strategies to Promote Healthy Teen Relationships (Dating Matters) comprehensive TDV prevention model compared to a standard-of-care condition on health- and delinquency-related risk behaviors among middle school students. Students (N = 3301; 53% female; 50% black, non-Hispanic; and 31% Hispanic) in 46 middle schools in four sites across the USA were surveyed twice yearly in 6th, 7th, and 8th grades. A structural equation modeling framework with multiple imputation to account for missing data was utilized. On average over ti me, student...
Source: Prevention Science - Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Source Type: research
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Source: ClinicalTrials.gov - Category: Research Source Type: clinical trials
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Source: CONTINUUM: Lifelong Learning in Neurology - Category: Neurology Tags: REVIEW ARTICLES Source Type: research
It has been nearly 2 years since I first wrote in this journal about reform efforts at the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). At that time, I described SAMHSA ’s plans to better serve Americans living with mental and s...
Source: SafetyLit - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news
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Source: World of Psychology - Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Tags: Addiction Alcoholism Bipolar Recovery Substance Abuse Addiction Recovery Bipolar Disorder Detox Dual Diagnosis World Bipolar Day Source Type: blogs
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Source: Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment - Category: Addiction Authors: Source Type: research
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Source: Journal of Clinical Psychiatry - Category: Psychiatry Tags: J Clin Psychiatry Source Type: research
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Source: Psych Central - Category: Psychiatry Authors: Tags: Addictions Alcoholism Habits Substance Abuse Source Type: news
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Source: World of Psychology - Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Tags: Alcoholism Habits Self-Help Substance Abuse alcholism Habit Change Personal Growth Source Type: blogs
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