The LSU School of Social Work has partnered with the Baton Rouge Crisis Intervention Center to create the National Suicidology Training Center, which will provide resources and training for suicide prevention, intervention, and continuing social work education.The LSU School of Social Work is developing the curriculum for the program which will run out of the Crisis Intervention Center in Baton Rouge. The program will offer professional training and suicide intervention and post-intervention approaches.“The suicide rates in this country are not going down,” said Dr. Wesley T. Church, the director of the LSU School of Social Work. “We see this is as an important research opportunity that will help attract top academics from all over the country.”The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported in June that suicide rates have risen in nearly every state over the last two decades. In Louisiana suicide rates grew by 29.3 percent between 1999 – … [Read more...] about LSU partners to open center that offers professional suicide prevention training
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FILE - In this Feb. 17, 2016 file photo, marijuana plants grow at a home in Honolulu. The Hawaii Department of Health has signaled a green light for a medical marijuana dispensary to start growing on the Big Island. Investors are craving marijuana stocks as Canada prepares to legalize pot next month, leading to giant gains for Canada-based companies listed on U.S. exchanges. (AP Photo/Marina Riker, File)Marina Riker A new report called "Alabama's War on Marijuana," released today by the Alabama Appleseed Center for Law & Justice and the Southern Poverty Law Center, calls prosecution of marijuana possession a wasteful use of state law enforcement that discriminates against blacks. "This war on marijuana is one whose often life-altering consequences fall most heavily on black people," the report said. The report features the stories of several people arrested for marijuana possession, such as Wesley Shelton of Montgomery, who spent 15 months in jail on a felony conviction for … [Read more...] about Alabama’s ‘war on marijuana’ topic of new report by law centers
On September 29th global experts will convene at The Luskin Conference Center at UCLA for the 8th International Symposium on Malignant Pleural Mesothelioma. LOS ANGELES, CA, USA, August 15, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ -- On September 29th global experts on malignant pleural mesothelioma will again convene at the Meyer & Renee Luskin Conference Center at UCLA for the 8th Annual International Symposium on Malignant Pleural Mesothelioma (MPM), a rare form of cancer that results from exposure to asbestos and commonly affects the lining of the chest– the pleura. The event is jointly hosted by UCLA and the Pacific Mesothelioma Center (PMC). The Symposium is geared towards physicians and offers continuing medical education (CME) credit. It will also provide up-to-date information on mesothelioma for medical students, nurses and other healthcare professionals, as well as mesothelioma patients, their families, and other interested parties. Topics will cover: Perioperative … [Read more...] about Cutting-edge Research to be Presented at The Pacific Mesothelioma Center’s Symposium on Mesothelioma at UCLA
Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Politics Subscribe Log In Subscribe Log In Today's Paper Advertisement Supported by ByAstead W. Herndon Aug. 8, 2018 Wesley Bell, a reform-minded City Council member from Ferguson, Mo., declared victory in the Democratic primary for St. Louis County prosecutor Tuesday evening, saying he had ousted the longtime incumbent Robert P. McCulloch, who came under national scrutiny for his handling of the investigation into the 2014 shooting of a black teenager by a white police officer. Mr. Bell led Mr. McCulloch by more than 13 points with all precincts reporting, bringing an end to Mr. McCulloch’s 27-year run as the county’s top elected prosecutor. There is no Republican candidate in the November general election, so Mr. Bell, 43, will most likely be a lock for the seat. On Aug. 9, 2014, a white police officer named Darren Wilson shot and killed a black teenager named Michael … [Read more...] about Wesley Bell, Ferguson Councilman, Unseats St. Louis County Prosecutor
Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Politics Subscribe Log In Subscribe Log In Today's Paper Advertisement Supported by On Tuesday, voters in St. Louis County will choose between Robert McCulloch, who was sharply criticized for his handling of the Michael Brown shooting, and Mr. Bell, a reform-minded challenger. ByAstead W. Herndon Aug. 7, 2018 Everyone knows what happened in Ferguson, Mo., four years ago. On Though some in St. Louis County have attempted to move on, several issues related to the shooting and its aftermath have re-emerged as Mr. McCulloch runs for re-election — his first since Mr. Brown’s death. In the months afterward, Mr. McCulloch was heavily criticized for his handling of the case. After a grand jury declined to bring charges against Mr. Wilson, Mr. McCulloch faced allegations that he was too close to law enforcement officials in the area to properly oversee the investigation. … [Read more...] about Can a Criminal Justice Advocate Unseat Ferguson’s Lead Prosecutor? Wesley Bell Will Try.