Jennifer Armer Peters

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Delhi government plans night courts for victims of trafficking

The policy proposes setting up of family counselling centres in the high-risk areas along with making it mandatory to bring all child victims of …

India

Should Catholics Believe in Ghosts?

Phantoms and poltergeists, spirits and specters. Ghosts by many a name. A candle suddenly extinguishes without a trace, but a gust of wind is nowhere …

Theology

The Satanic Case For Catholicism (Yes You "Read" Me Right)

In the year 2014, the Harvard Extension Cultural Studies Club was planning on hosting a Black Mass (a Satanic mockery of the Holy Sacrifice of the …

This is what your smartphone is doing to your brain — and it isn't good

All day long, we're inundated by interruptions and alerts from our devices. Smartphones buzz to wake us up, emails stream into our inboxes, notifications from coworkers and far away friends bubble up on our screens, and "assistants" chime in with their own soulless voices.<p>Such interruptions seem …

Social Media

The Breathing Technique a Navy SEAL Uses to Stay Calm and Focused

Breathing is a unique process in the human body. Unlike, for example, digestion, breathing has both an involuntary control mechanism as well as …

17 Things to Love About ADHD!

1 of 19<p>The Undeniable Power of ADHD<p>Be proud of your attention deficit disorder — ADHD or ADD — and all the out-of-the-box thinking, humor, drive, and …

Hyperactivity in Adult ADHD

If ADHD doesn’t go away in adulthood, it makes sense that hyperactivity doesn’t necessarily disappear either. Despite the “hyperactive little boy” …

Autism

9 Things You Didn’t Know About Being on Antidepressants

• Grazia<br>• Life<br>• Real Life<p>by Kat de Naoum | 06 12 2015<p>Take them and be happy, right? Wrong.<p>There are so many misconceptions about being on antidepressants …

Depression

Social worker accused of keeping mental patient as sex slave

An Illinois social worker seduced and kept a 24-year-old patient as a sex slave at a mental institution, according to a federal lawsuit.<p>Ben Hurt, 24, …

Crime

Electroconvulsive therapy mostly used on women and older people, says study

Findings are a cause for concern and symptom of the ‘over-medicalising of human distress’, says co-author of report using NHS data<p>The use of electroconvulsive therapy to treat serious mental health problems is more prevalent in women and older individuals, researchers have found.<p>The study, which …

Newcastle University

Too Much Refined Sugar Can Increase The Risk of Opioid Addiction

Okay, this is important.<p>Could a diet high in refined sugars make children and adults more susceptible to opioid addiction and overdose?<p>New research, …

In rare move judge reverses jury verdict, rules county violated family's rights

In a rare move, a San Diego federal judge reversed a jury verdict that had cleared county social workers of fault for their conduct in an …

Help Stop Overcriminalization

OverCriminalized made Upworthy - THANK YOU!<p>Thanks so much to all who shared.<p>If you aren't already, please follow us on our main Facebook …

Why Prison Reform Is Good for All of Us

Suggest that the way to end recidivism is to reform the prison system, and you might be accused of caring more about criminals than the crimes they commit.<p>It's happened to me. Often when I write or give a talk about my work with minors in adult prison, I describe the deplorable conditions in which …

I Got Myself Arrested So I Could Look Inside the Justice System

A former prosecutor fights the law and lets it win.<p>Ten years ago, when I started my career as an assistant district attorney in the Roxbury neighborhood of Boston, I viewed the American criminal justice system as a vital institution that protected society from dangerous people. I once prosecuted a …

New State Re-Entry Council Takes Aim at Recidivism

(photo: Seth Wenig/AP)<p>A new council of 31 criminal justice and social service experts created by the Cuomo administration is set to examine how the …

U.S. spending on prisons grew at three times rate of school spending: report | Reuters

(Reuters) - U.S. state and local spending on prisons and jails grew at three times the rate of spending on schools over the last 33 years as the number of Americans behind bars ballooned under a spate of harsh sentencing laws, a government report released Thursday said.<p>The East Block for condemned …

Advantages and Disadvantages of Suboxone and Methadone for Treating Opioid Addiction

Suboxone and Methadone are two medicine assisted treatment (MAT) options used to treat opioid and heroin addiction. While detox centers typically use …

Drug Addiction

A psychotherapist shares 6 ways to stop overthinking everything

Chronic over-thinkers rehash conversations they had yesterday, second-guess every decision they make, and imagine disastrous outcomes all day every day.<p>Thinking too much about something often involves more than words — over-thinkers conjure up disastrous images too. Their minds resemble a movie …

High Court to rule on Christian student declared unfit to practice as a social worker because of 'traditional' views on homosexuality

The High Court will rule on whether Christians who express "traditional" views on homosexuality can be barred from gaining professional qualifications after a social work student won the right to challenge his expulsion.<p>Felix Ngole, 39, was removed from a two-year MA course at Sheffield University …

Judiciary

Police, social workers team up for psychiatric emergencies in San Mateo County

On a normal day, San Mateo County Sheriff’s Deputy Jim Coffman can be seen rushing out on emergency calls or making regular visits to his clients’ …

Social worker to team up with Anchorage police officers entering homeless camps

A social worker will soon be embedded with Anchorage police making rounds to homeless camps as part of an ongoing effort to move people sleeping …

How People Learn to Become Resilient

Norman Garmezy, a developmental psychologist and clinician at the University of Minnesota, met thousands of children in his four decades of research. But one boy in particular stuck with him. He was nine years old, with an alcoholic mother and an absent father. Each day, he would arrive at school …

Psychology

Shocking new role found for the immune system: Controlling social interaction

• <b>Researchers determine that the immune system affects – and even controls – social behavior.</b>• <b><br>Blocking a single type of immune molecule made mouse</b> …

Neuroscience

Mystery Of Lost Ancient Egyptian Colony In Grand Canyon

Some researchers suggest the ancient Egyptian civilisation was much more advanced than we thought, what if they developed technology to travel across …

Archaeology