Articles & Publications

PUBLISHED WORK

VERBAL ABUSE

  • verbalabuseDECREASE VERBAL ABUSE IN MARITAL SEPARATION AND DISSOLUTION
    This resolution proposes that the Academy endorse collaboration with other professional associations and volunteer groups, including, the American Bar Association Family Law Section, to reduce verbal/emotional abuse through further efforts toward public education on anger management, conflict resolution, mediation and conciliation.

ARTICLES

MENTAL HEALTH

  • adhdFOCUSING ON A WORLD OF DISTRACTION
    After many years of diagnosing children with ADHD, parents began noticing symptoms amongst themselves and their peers. Now, researchers have turned their focus on adults with attention deficit disorder.

SUBSTANCE ABUSE

TOBACCO ISSUES

  • thumbnail_freshairdining1PUFF THE BANISHED DRAGON
    Santa Monica refreshed its commitment to truly clean air with the recent establishment of a program that promotes smoke-free dining. Santa Monica’s parks went smoke-free in 2003 and it’s beaches went smoke-free in 2004. It continues to be on the leading edge of protecting it’s citizens from the dangers of tobacco.

VERBAL ABUSE

  • maltreatmentTHE PSYCHOLOGICAL MALTREATMENT OF CHILDREN
    Recently an article was published by the American Academy of Pediatrics discussing the psychological maltreatment is a common consequence of physical and sexual abuse but also as a distinct entity. Until recently, there has been controversy regarding the definition and consequences of psychological maltreatment.