Tonight: The Adler School’s Dr. Quintana Featured in PBS Documentary Exploring Guns, Violence and Mental Health
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Tonight: The Adler School’s Dr. Quintana Featured in PBS Documentary Exploring Guns, Violence and Mental Health

Tonight, Feb. 19, PBS stations including WTTW-TV Channel 11 in Chicago will premiere the PBS documentary After Newtown: Guns in America featuring an interview with Elena Quintana, Ph.D., Executive Director of the Institute on Public Safety and Social Justice at the Adler School of Professional Psychology. The documentary will trace the evolution of America’s gun culture … Continue reading »

Conferences & Events / Social Issues

IPSSJ to host ‘Forced Out,’ a mass teach-in on immigration and incarceration policy and campaigns on April 5

UPDATE: We’ve announced the schedule and full list of more than 50 partner organizations participating with this mass teach-in, followed by a March to End Mass Detention.  Click here for the post. More than 2.3 million people are held in American prisons at any given time. Nearly 400,000 immigrants are deported each year.  These represent … Continue reading »

In the News / School Projects / Social Issues

Adler School IPSSJ working with coalition in Racine, Wisconsin, on new public/private approach for reducing recidivism

The city of Racine, Wisconsin, has been greatly affected by the recession, taking major blows in unemployment and job losses.  Racine is also home to an inordinately high number of repeat offenders, who leave jail or prison and have few opportunities–including opportunities for jobs–to help them successfully reenter the community. As a result, recidivism is costing the city millions of dollars. The U.S. Department … Continue reading »

Community / Conferences & Events / In the News / Social Issues

In the news: Issues framing ‘Deportation Through the Eyes of Children’

Many individuals living in the U.S. are undocumented.  Studies have shown that being an undocumented immigrant can be detrimental to one’s mental health.  Recently, Illinois Issues covered immigrant mental health issues based from an event hosted this fall by the Adler School’s Institute on Public Safety and Social Justice (IPSSJ). Click here to read “Undocumented anguish: … Continue reading »

Community / Conferences & Events / Social Issues

Adler Action Day Nov. 1: The mental health implications of being undocumented

Our next Adler Action Day is coming up Nov. 1, as the Adler School Institute on Public Safety and Social Justice (IPSSJ) hosts an important panel discussion and the opportunity to take action on immigration reform.  The panel discussion “A Dream Deferred: The Mental Health Implications of Being Undocumented” will focus on the mental health needs of undocumented individuals–especially students–who in … Continue reading »

School Projects / Social Issues

From the Institute on Public Safety & Social Justice: Addressing Restorative Justice

The United States correctional system is being faced with a serious issue: overcrowding.  The jail population in the United States has grown by 47% in the last decade alone.  The issue of overcrowding within the correctional system has been prevalent since the deinstitutionalization of the state mental health hospitals in the mid-1950s. Since then, the … Continue reading »