Global Alliance Recognition Awards Announced 

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Each year, the Membership Committee of the Global Alliance recommends individuals or organizations for special recognition.  The program acknowledges significant contributions of individuals or organizations that align with and reflect the Alliance's core values.  Through their behavioral health research, practice, or advocacy, honorees help promote more humane social policy and represent the diverse disciplines (e.g., psychology, social work, law, public health, psychiatry, education, nursing, and other allied fields) that make up the Alliance's membership. Awards for 2017 were just announced. This year’s honorees include Libby Safrit and Teen Health Connection, Danielle Martin, María Pacheco, Yvonne Rafferty, and Deborah Gross. View the awards page to read about their work. 

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Issue 88(1) now available! 

Stoddard-Dare, P., DeRigne, L., Collins, C. C., Quinn, L. M., & Fuller, K. (2018). Paid sick leave and psychological distress: An analysis of U.S. workers.

Miller, A., Hess, J. M., Bybee, D., & Goodkind, J. R. (2018). Understanding the mental health consequences of family separation for refugees: Implications for policy and practice.

Chase, L. E., & Rousseau, C. (2018). Ethnographic case study of a community day center for asylum seekers as early stage mental health intervention.

Anderson, S., McDermott, E. R., Elliott, M. C., Donlan, A. E., Aasland, K., & Zaff, J. F. (2018). Youth-serving institutional resources and neighborhood safety: Ties with positive youth development.

View the table of contents to access all articles from this issue.




February is Black History Month 

African American Youth Statistics: 

  • According to the Sentencing Project, among black males born today, one in three will go to prison at some point during their lifetimes and African American youth are greatly over represented in the juvenile justice system. 
  • Students of color face harsher punishments at school than their white non-Hispanic counterparts, with black students 3 times more likely to be suspended or expelled than white students. 
  • See the Boys of Color tab for more information. 

Promising Practices for American American Youth: