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Former Fellow Katherine Kam speaks up on Asian American Mental Health

Former Fellow Katherine Kam speaks up on Asian American Mental Health

November 15, 2013 Katherine Kam, 2012-2013 Fellow, dedicated her Fellowship project to shedding light on the unique issues in mental health for Asian American teens and students. She recently interviewed with host Jenee Darden at Mental Health and Wellness Radio about what pressures and stigmas Asian American youth may experience…

Longitudinal ‘Crack Babies’ Study Yields Unexpected Results

Longitudinal ‘Crack Babies’ Study Yields Unexpected Results

August 1, 2013 In 1989, Hallam Hurt, then chair of neonatology at Philadelphia’s Albert Einstein Medical Center, began studying the long-term health prospects of children born to mothers who had smoked crack cocaine during pregnancy. Despite the popular belief that the fetuses exposed to crack in the womb would become developmentally disabled, Hurt’s study…

Study Finds Relationship Between Social Class and Brain Development

Study Finds Relationship Between Social Class and Brain Development

June 17, 2013 A recent study conducted by Dr. Martha Farah at the University of Pennsylvania investigated the relationship between social class and brain development. Before this study, little attention was focused on the effect of low socioeconomic status on the brain and cognition. Dr. Farah’s analysis of what aspects…

More Resources for Covering Traumatic Events

More Resources for Covering Traumatic Events

December 14, 2012 Here are some resources from the National Child Traumatic Stress Network (NCTSN):   “Tips for Media Covering Traumatic Events”   Special Topics   The NCTSN can be contacted here.

Resources for Covering Mass Shootings, Child Trauma

Resources for Covering Mass Shootings, Child Trauma

December 14, 2012 The following resources from the Dart Center for Journalism & Trauma may be helpful for journalists covering today’s mass shooting in Connecticut:   “Resources for Reporters Covering Mass Shootings”   “Tragedies & Journalists”   “Covering Children & Trauma”   The Dart Center can be contacted here.  …