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Preventing Drug Use among Children and Adolescents

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NIDA

Today’s youth face many risks, including drug abuse, violence, and HIV/AIDS. Responding to these risks before they become problems can be difficult. One of the goals of the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) is to help the public understand the causes of drug abuse and to prevent its onset. Drug abuse has serious consequences in our homes, schools, and communities.

Longitudinal Assessments of Neurocognitive Performance and Brain Structure Associated With Initiation of Tobacco Use in Children, 2016 to 2021

Citation
Dai HD, Doucet GE, Wang Y, et al. Longitudinal Assessments of Neurocognitive Performance and Brain Structure Associated With Initiation of Tobacco Use in Children, 2016 to 2021. JAMA Netw Open. 2022;5(8):e2225991. doi:10.1001/jamanetworkopen.2022.25991
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Abstract

Importance  The landscape of tobacco use is changing. However, information about the association between early-age tobacco use and cognitive performances is limited, especially for emerging tobacco products such as electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes).

Vulnerable Children: Substance use among young people and caregivers in child protection systems

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Monash Addiction Research Centre Monash Addiction Research Centre
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In this webinar, the speakers take a look at substance use among young people, focusing on the 'crossover' of children at the nexus of the youth justice and child protection systems, and the implications of caregiver substance abuse in children's involvement in the system.

Building resilience in survivors of sexual exploitation: The role of children in activities implemented by NGOs in Uganda

Citation
Rogers Kasirye, Paul Bukuluki & Eddy J. Walakira (2022) Building resilience in survivors of sexual exploitation: the role of children in activities implemented by NGOs in Uganda, Vulnerable Children and Youth Studies, DOI: 10.1080/17450128.2022.2072989

Abstract

Children are increasingly affected by sexual exploitation (SEC), and the subsequent hardships arising out threaten their lives. Resilience is the process of adapting well in the face of trauma or other significant sources of stress. Past literature discusses various child participatory methods but has not explored the voices and role of children as agents of change among their peers to yield adaptation and resilience.