Sunday, December 14, 2014

Sandy Hook Prompting Focus on Mental Health of Adolscents

Today, Dec. 14, is the second anniversary of the mass killings at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut.  The national dialogue over this searing tragedy until now has largely been about gun control. But a report released last month by the Connecticut Office of Child Advocate on the developmental history of the killer, Adam Lanza, including his mother’s parenting decisions, suggests that we urgently need a discussion about when and how to intervene when a parent is actually damaging the mental health of a child, especially an already troubled one.

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