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MEDICAL HEALTH NEWS

Pediatricians: GOP’s health care bill is bad for children

"The path to fiscal responsibility in this country is not by cutting critical programs for children. Access to affordable, high-quality health coverage is essential for our patients, who are our community’s future leaders." Read the article>>>
Reducing Chronic Absence in Connecticut Schools.
The CT Dept.Of Education has released a new guide for schools and districts on prevention and interaction with chronic absenteeism Take a look

Spit Test May Reveal The Severity Of A Child's Concussion

A little spit may help predict whether a child's concussion symptoms will subside in days or persist for weeks. 
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School Health And Wellness Hale And Hearty

The New Haven school system held its third annual Health & Wellness Summit. The gathering brought together the district health and wellness committees that included school-based health clinics. Read More>>>

State funding for Danbury-area School-Based Health Centers Threatened

State funding for Danbury-area SBHCs and many other SBHCs is being threatened. Danbury students tells their story why these "safe havens" shouldn't be cut. 
Conference Recap!
CASBHC would like to thank all the speakers, sponsors, exhibitors, and attendees who helped make the conference a great one! 
MENTAL HEALTH NEWS
The high cost of childhood disruptive behavior disorders
"One study estimates that we could save up to $2.3 million per child by implementing successful interventions for high-risk youth who demonstrate disruptive behaviors. Additionally, research suggests that through early identification and treatment in children, we could reduce the frequency of criminal offenses and reduce the number of children who enter the juvenile justice system." Read More>>

Childhood Emotional Abuse May Increase Risk of Opioid Misuse

"Childhood emotional abuse is correlated with later misuse of opioids, according to a study published in the journal Addictive Behaviors." Read the article

Are Smartphones Helping or Harming Kids' Mental Health?

"New research suggests that when children at risk of mental health problems spend a lot of time on smartphones or other digital technology, they're more at risk of attention and disruptive behavior issues"