Domestic Violence Court: A Primer

Domestic Violence Court: A Primer

By: Judge D. J. Cannava, dcannava@jud11.flcourts.org Miami-Dade County, Florida is the eighth largest county in the United States, has close to 3,000,000 diverse residents and spans 2,400 square miles including a large unincorporated area and 36 municipalities. The...

Substance Use Disorder

Presently in the United States, nearly 9 million children live with at least one parent who suffers from a Substance Use Disorder, including alcohol (SUD). This constitutes no less than 12% of all children in the United States. Fifty percent of those suffering from a SUD, also suffer from a co-occurring mental health issue such as depression, anxiety or bipolar disorder.

Effects of Substance Use Disorder

The ways in which parental substance and alcohol use disorder affect children are sometimes dramatic, sometimes subtle; sometimes instantaneous, sometimes chronic; sometimes they can be overcome, sometimes they are forever, but they are always powerful and enduring in the memories of children.

It’s OK not to be OK: Mental Illness Can Affect Anyone

It’s OK not to be OK: Mental Illness Can Affect Anyone

Hot Topics It’s OK not to be OK: Mental Illness Can Affect Anyone Edgar N. Arbaje, Psy.D., Licensed Psychologiste.arbaje.aps@gmail.com Introduction: Who is Affected by Mental Illness? Mental illness can affect all people from all walks of life. It can affect you, me,...

It’s Okay to Not Be Okay

Hot Topics It’s Okay to Not Be Okay By Professor Scott L. RogersDirector, Mindfulness in Law Program, University of Miami School of Lawsrogers@miami.law.edu When I learned the topic of this month’s newsletter, It’s Okay to Not Be Okay, I was reminded of a popular book...