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UW professors join steering committee to tackle racial disparity in juvenile justice

The Daily August 26, 2015

Two UW faculty members, Dr. Eric Trupin, director and vice chair of the psychiatry and behavioral science department, and Dr. Heather Clark, an anthropology professor, will join 30 others to help implement potential solutions to this disparity.

Can science save abused, neglected kids – and money, too?

http://crosscut.com/ June 30, 2015

The combined costs of foster care and juvenile incarceration are rising, and low graduation rates are leaving too many youngsters unemployable. To contain expenditures for these downstream consequences, many public and private funders are asking agencies and organizations that serve at-risk kids to improve upstream strategies.

Launching a Child Welfare Training for Mental Health Professionals

June 24, 2015

The Creating Connections team piloted a training for mental health professionals in June, 2015 at the Washington Behavioral Healthcare Conference titled “Things I Wish My Therapist Knew About Foster Care: A Child Welfare Training for Mental Health Therapists.” Presenters included Barb Putnam, Children’s...

Legislature close to allowing more sealing of juvenile records

Crosscut.com April 14, 2015

The Washington House passed a bill 95-2 Monday that would require a court to seal the record of a juvenile offender if the youth makes restitution of at least 80 percent. 

Podcast: Talking neglect with at-risk experts Eric and Casey Trupin

Crosscut April 7, 2015

Kids, jails a bad combination; society can do better

The Seattle Times April 2, 2015

A King County plan to reduce reliance on jailing kids should focus everyone’s attention on helping all children thrive.

MST-FIT Training March 16-19, 2015

March 18, 2015

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Psychosis (CBTp)

March 10, 2015

The Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Psychosis (CBTp) Learning Collaborative (LC) was originally modeled after the CBT+ Learning Collaborative, piloted by Lucy Berliner, MSW, and other faculty at the University of Washington’s Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences, Division of Public Behavioral Health and Justice Policy (PBHJP). The CBT for Psychosis LC was launched in February...

Seattle Youth Violence Prevention Initiative (SYVPI)

March 10, 2015

Dr. Sarah Walker joined members of the Seattle Youth Violence Prevention Initiative (director: Mariko Lockhart) on a site visit to New Orleans for a violence prevention summit. The trip involved meeting members of the Ceasefire street outreach team as well as other community agencies working on violence prevention efforts in the area. The Seattle Youth Violence Prevention Initiative began in...

PBHJP Spotlight - Dr. Nick Weiss

March 3, 2015

Dr. Nick Weiss, MD, is a newly appointed Acting Assistant Professor in our Division of Public Behavioral Health and Justice Policy.  

Nick is a Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist and an Addiction Medicine doctor. His work with us began about a year ago as a Senior Fellow; and, prior to his work here, he worked as academic psychiatrist and as a community psychiatrist in Seattle.  He’s...