Teen mental health series

With Post-Dispatch science writer Tina Hesman, I looked at the clashing intersection between teen brain research, suicide and critics of a teen mental health survey called TeenScreen. The project follows: TEEN BRAIN: Here Tina lays out the latest research on adolescent mental health in the context of suicide and the opposition. OPPOSITION: Parents fear that … Continue reading Teen mental health series

Teen reform reporting

My 2002 series on Missouri's unregulated teen reform ministries won an investigations prize in the Education Writers Association contest and contributed to the closing of at least two centers. . THE 2002 INVESTIGATIVE SERIES Seven stories over three days show how Missouri is a magnet for such programs. The series also looks at the trauma … Continue reading Teen reform reporting