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January 4th, 2024

NY ban on corporal punishment sparks awareness of practice

By Ami Albernaz

In October, New York became just the fourth U.S. state to outlaw corporal punishment in private schools, joining New Jersey, Iowa, and Maryland, which passed its own ban...

January 3rd, 2024

Cartwheel receives $20 million for school mental health

By Eileen Weber

Company provides quick access to telehealth care

It should be no surprise that the mental health of children and adolescents was hit hard by the pandemic. But...

January 3rd, 2024

Poll: Less than half of Gen Z Americans are thriving

By Susan Gonsalves

More mental health struggles reported

Less than half (47 percent) of Gen Z Americans are thriving in their lives, among the lowest across all generations in the...

January 3rd, 2024

Here’s to what 2024 holds

By John Grohol, Psy.D.

With another passing year, I look forward to what 2024 brings—especially because 2023 has been something else.

We’ve seen the economy struggle and incomes shrink....

January 2nd, 2024

‘Stress in America’ survey shows adults have collective trauma

By Susan Gonsalves

Data from the most recent “Stress in America,” survey shows that people of all ages are still experiencing trauma from the pandemic that has impacted their physical and...

January 2nd, 2024

NH child advocate lobbies for lawmakers to rethink abuse, neglect placements

By Eileen Weber

Out- of-state residences would be last resort

Children in abuse and neglect cases are typically placed in outside facilities when there is no family or foster...

January 2nd, 2024

Proposed legislation would ban aversive therapy in Massachusetts

By New England Psychologist Staff

Judge Rotenberg Center uses, defends practice

Opponents of the use of electric shock therapy to treat severe behavioral...

January 2nd, 2024

Judge Rotenberg Center is last in U.S. to use electric shock therapy

By Beth Negus Viveiros

Graduated electronic decelerator gets mixed reviews

Some families of residents at the Judge Rotenberg Center (JRC) in Canton, MA cite the graduated electronic...

January 2nd, 2024

On growing old gracefully – or not

By Alan Bodnar Ph.D.

As I sit at my desk in a too quiet house, I am thinking about my wife who is spending the day with a friend on a senior citizens’ bus trip to view the New England countryside...

January 2nd, 2024

Virtual reality helps Black autistic youth discuss depression

By Beth Negus Viveiros

A Boston College professor has developed a new virtual reality (VR) tool to help Black youth on the autism spectrum discuss depression and other mental health...

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