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2012-12-06 05:02:11

The Bair Foundation Inc. has announced the opening of its first of three offices planned for the state of Kentucky New Wilmington, PA (PRWEB) December 05, 2012 The Bair Foundation Inc, a Christian child and family ministry has announced the opening of its first of three offices planned for the state of Kentucky. With 45 years of child welfare and social service experience, The Bair Foundation has the potential to impact the lives of hundreds of local foster youth. As a leader in the field...

2010-11-10 14:21:00

PITTSBURGH, Nov. 10, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- InVision Human Services recently announced that it will be expanding the scope of it services significantly, adding jobs for Pennsylvanians while also increasing supports for residents of the state who experience significant life challenges. The newly named InVision Human Services provides highly customized supports for persons with challenging and often multiple disabilities, such as cognitive, developmental, environmental, physical or...

2010-11-03 15:05:00

LOS ANGELES and THOUSAND OAKS, Calif., Nov. 3, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- The Amgen Foundation will grant $4.5 million over the next three years to MLA Partner Schools (MLA) to invest in "LA's Promise" - an endeavor to prepare thousands of children from one South Los Angeles community for college and a healthier, more successful life. "The goal is to go deep, not wide - to see an entire community's children ready for college and life," said Mike McGalliard, president and chief executive...

2010-01-28 09:00:00

PITTSBURGH, Jan. 28 /PRNewswire/ -- Developing comprehensive behavioral health services for children, youth, young adults and families will be the subject of the annual spring conference of Community Care, a nonprofit behavioral health managed care organization that is part of UPMC and based in Pittsburgh. "Creating Hope: Developing Communities of Care for Children, Youth, Young Adults and Families," will put special emphasis on successful programs both regionally and nationally....

2010-01-20 11:18:00

PITTSBURGH, Jan. 20 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Autism advocates and parents of children with autism are demanding action from Allegheny County following the release of a Census Report from the Pennsylvania Department of Public Welfare indicating that Allegheny County has the highest number of autism cases in the Commonwealth. After several meetings with County officials where parents told stories of being on waiting lists for federally mandated behavioral health services, parents demanded...

2009-02-17 22:35:31

Children who pass through Cook County Temporary Juvenile Detention Center in Chicago have long-lasting psychological problems, researchers say. Researchers from the Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine found that three years after youths ages 13 to 22 had been detained at the center, 90 percent were struggling with their lives and more than 20 percent were severely impaired. This study highlights that we have failed to provide effective rehabilitation for these kids. We need to...

2009-01-14 07:00:19

Of the approximately half-million children and adolescents in foster care in the U.S., experts estimate that 42 to 60 percent of them have emotional and behavioral problems. Despite the prevalence of mental health problems among foster children, little is known about how pre-existing mental health conditions affect their outcomes in foster care. A new study co-written by Jung Min Park and Joseph P. Ryan, professors in the School of Social Work at the University of Illinois, followed 5,978...

2008-10-07 03:00:20

By McIntosh, Kent Flannery, K Brigid; Sugai, George; Braun, Drew H; Cochrane, Krysta L Given the increased risk factors in the transition from middle school to high school, this study tracked academic and school discipline records for students receiving general and special education services as they transitioned from Grade 8 to Grade 9. The authors employed analysis of variance and structural equation modeling to determine the significance and strength of the relationship between academic...

2008-10-02 15:00:11

OptumHealth Inc. today announced it has been awarded a three-year renewal of its behavioral health contract serving 54,000 State of Ohio employees and their families. OptumHealth will provide comprehensive mental health and substance abuse treatment solutions that include an extensive network of clinicians to provide easy access to high quality treatment, online resources and intensive case management for high-risk individuals. Through its DisabilitySolutions program, OptumHealth will...

2008-07-16 06:00:13

To: NATIONAL EDITORS Contact: Crystal Borde, +1-202-331-4323, +1-626-664-0511 (cell), for 2008 National Training Institutes Data Shows Comprehensive Community-Based Services Critical for Helping Youth with Mental Health Needs Thrive NASHVILLE, Tenn.,July 16/PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Partnerships with schools and child welfare services are necessary elements of a comprehensive public health approach to childrens mental health care, which is the focus of this weeks 2008 National Training...


Word of the Day
vermicular
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.
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