Lunch, Learn & Connect 1.13.2021

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Urban Teens Propose Violence Prevention Strategies
When urban teens were asked to identify solutions for reducing violence in their New Haven, Connecticut community, their recommendations were loud and clear: They hoped for better employment opportunities, more after-school activities, and a cleaner city environment. The teens’ suggestions are the culmination of a unique project called Youth Haven in which 12 youth ambassadors …
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Opioid-Dependent Newborns Get New Treatment: Mom Instead of Morphine
When babies are born dependent on opioids, typically they are whisked away from their mothers, put into the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU), dosed with morphine to get them through withdrawal, and gradually weaned off the drug—a process that can take weeks. Research now suggests that this long-established standard of care may be the worst …
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Inside Girls Court, Washington State’s first therapeutic court model for girls
Over the past two decades, while juvenile incarceration rates have been decreasing, rates of incarcerated girls have either stayed the same, or increased. In response, the Kitsap County Girls Court opened in June 2019 as Washington state’s first court system providing service just for girls. A few months ago, I went to see Girls Court in …