December 2010

National surveys among American colleges and universities indicate that almost half of the students who visit counseling centers are dealing with mental illness, a rate  that is double that of 10 years ago, according to an article in The New York Times.

Read more on Colleges Must Meet Growing Mental Health Needs of Students…


Read CEO Tony Jace’s latest entry in the CPI Executive Blog, “Milwaukee Task Force Findings Presented at Senate Forum.”


A recent article published in The Skanner offers an in-depth view of what goes on at the Donald E. Long home, a juvenile detention center in Multnomah County, Oregon.

Most teens at the center are accused of Measure 11 felonies, which in Oregon carry mandatory sentences for crimes including assault, robbery, abuse, and murder. Teens wait an average of five months before their trials, though 62 percent are not convicted. Other teens are admitted for less violent crimes, and are quickly released as they await their trial dates.

Read more on An Inside Look at a Portland Juvenile Detention Center…


CPI has added a new page on De Escalation Techniques to its website Knowledge Base.

On this page, there is a free clip of the new CPI Preventive Techniques II DVD, featuring strategies and content from CPI’s Nonviolent Crisis Intervention® training.

Read more on CPI Knowledge Base Addition and Free DVD Preview…


The US Senate Special Committee on Aging hosted a forum, “Until There’s a Cure: How to Help Alzheimer’s Patients and Families NOW,” on December 8.

A recording of the forum is available on the committee website.

Read more on US Senate Special Committee on Aging Hosts Forum…


The White House hosted the first in a series of monthly teleconferences on disability information and initiatives on December 3.

Open to the public, the calls feature speakers from the federal government who work on disability policy, followed by an opportunity for participants to ask questions and provide feedback.

Read more on White House Begins Teleconference Series on Disability Issues…


Read CEO Tony Jace’s latest entry in the CPI Executive Blog, “Connections Between Workplace Bullying and Mental Health.”