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Holiday Stress and Kids

“I think there must be something wrong with me, Linus. Christmas is coming but I’m not happy. I don’t feel the way I’m supposed to feel."
      —A Charlie Brown Christmas

Adults know that the holidays are stressful. Between addressing greetings cards, shopping for gifts, financial woes as a result of said shopping, cooking, cleaning (overnight guests, anyone?) . . . good grief! We may long to change places with the “carefree” children in our lives—but the holidays can be an anxious and stressful time for kids too.

Girls & the Juvenile Justice System: Promoting Better Outcomes

For many girls, the journey into the juvenile justice system does not start with committing a violent crime, or even a misdemeanor, but rather with a “status” offense—a violation that is not considered illegal for adults—such as breaking curfew or running away from home. In 2010, for instance, girls were detained for status offenses at nearly four times the rate of boys, according to Child Trends Data Bank.


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