Studies by KidsData.org show, “Mental Health Once Again Most Common Cause of Hospital Admission Among CA Children,”
Jeremy Loudenback in the Chronicle of Social Change: Far-Reaching Bill Promises Overhaul of Calif. Group Homes
Karen de Sa in the Mercury News: California foster care: New laws signed to restrict psychiatric drugs
Rachel Moran in the New York Times’ Opinion Page: Buying Sex Should Not Be Legal.
Audrey Rosenberg, Assistant Program Director of WestCoast’s Assessment program, was published in the French journal, Le Journal Des Psychologues. Audrey’s article examines the work between a white male assessor and an African American adolescent male using established therapeutic models and adapting them to a transcultural context.
The article is available here.
Dear WestCoast Community:
Children are bought and sold for sex every night throughout California. Most go unnoticed. We know from our research that exploited youth are abused for 2 to 3 years before anyone recognizes it. In response, WestCoast developed a brief screening tool to help professionals see the signs of exploitation and intervene earlier.
From all of us at WestCoast Children’s Clinic:
Best Wishes for a Peaceful New Year
Dear WestCoast Community,
Over the past year, nearly 63,000 unaccompanied children have crossed the Southwestern U.S. border. Many of these youth have fled gang violence and sex trafficking in Honduras, El Salvador, and Guatemala to seek refuge in the United States. Continue reading