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If a child feels like the odd person out, it could mean more problems in the teenage years, psychologists say.
September 17, 2014 Mom always liked you best. But is that enough of an excuse to start smoking dope? It depends on how teenagers perceive parental preference, a study finds. And also how warm the family is overall.
Girls who were arrested and detained were at particular risk for premature death in adulthood.
June 18, 2014 Young delinquents are much more likely than their peers to die violently as adults. And girls are at particular risk. Lack of access to preventive care is partly to blame, researchers say.
The Justice Department, along with the Department of Education, is trying to stop what experts describe as a "school-to-prison pipeline."
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September 26, 2013 "We believe firmly that children should be kept in school and out of courts," says Justice Department official Robert Listenbee. In his new role leading the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, he's trying to help stop what experts describe as a "school-to-prison pipeline."
It hurts now. And it hurts later, too.
August 19, 2013 Lots of kids get bullied, but they get over it, right? Many don't, a study says. Children who are involved in bullying are more likely to have serious health problems as adults. They also have trouble managing money, holding jobs and maintaining relationships.
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