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neurosciencestuff:

Forty per cent of female prisoners enter correctional system with a traumatic brain injury
A study published today found that almost 40 per cent of Ontario female prisoners have a history of traumatic brain injury (TBI). Unlike the men participating in the study, half of these women sustained a TBI before committing their first crime.
The study, led by Dr. Angela Colantonio, senior scientist, Toronto Rehabilitation Institute, was based on a survey of men and women in Ontario correctional facilities. Published in the Journal of Correctional Health Care, it is the first Canadian study of its kind.
Typically caused by a blow to the head, TBI is a leading c​ause of death and disability worldwide. It kills 11,000 Canadians every year. TBI is commonly caused by falls, motor vehicle collisions,physical assault or sports injuries.
"We observed a striking gender difference. Female inmates with a TBI, compared to males, were much more likely to have suffered physical or sexual abuse as children," said Colantonio, Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) Research Chair in Gender, Work, and Health, University of Toronto. "Our research suggests the need to screen offenders and others with a history of abuse for TBI."
Dr. Colantonio highlights the need to identify inmates or others at risk of incarceration with a history of a TBI so they can receive appropriate support and treatment. This will allow the system to help prevent future offences by better assisting with the transition back into society. For example, helping individuals secure and maintain employment.
"Right now, we don’t know very much about how brain injuries affect women in the correctional system," said Colantonio. "This study indicates a need for more research, and for programs that address TBI and mental health problems among people at risk of incarceration."
Such programs should include training for correctional staff to help them recognize TBI symptoms in inmates, such as slowness to act or a failure to respond to directions. This behaviour may be misinterpreted as defiance, resulting in punishment instead of treatment.
A report last year from the Office of the Correctional Investigator showed the number of women in Canadian prisons had increased 40 per cent since 2008. The same report also found that 85 per cent of incarcerated women said they had a history of physical abuse.
"Now that we have identified this as an issue, we need to work with community organizations and correctional systems to prevent inappropriate incarceration of females with traumatic brain injury and to provide treatment so they have a better chance when they return to society," said Dr. Geoff Fernie, institute director, research, Toronto Rehabilitation Institute.

neurosciencestuff:

Forty per cent of female prisoners enter correctional system with a traumatic brain injury

A study published today found that almost 40 per cent of Ontario female prisoners have a history of traumatic brain injury (TBI). Unlike the men participating in the study, half of these women sustained a TBI before committing their first crime.

The study, led by Dr. Angela Colantonio, senior scientist, Toronto Rehabilitation Institute, was based on a survey of men and women in Ontario correctional facilities. Published in the Journal of Correctional Health Care, it is the first Canadian study of its kind.

Typically caused by a blow to the head, TBI is a leading c​ause of death and disability worldwide. It kills 11,000 Canadians every year. TBI is commonly caused by falls, motor vehicle collisions,physical assault or sports injuries.

"We observed a striking gender difference. Female inmates with a TBI, compared to males, were much more likely to have suffered physical or sexual abuse as children," said Colantonio, Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) Research Chair in Gender, Work, and Health, University of Toronto. "Our research suggests the need to screen offenders and others with a history of abuse for TBI."

Dr. Colantonio highlights the need to identify inmates or others at risk of incarceration with a history of a TBI so they can receive appropriate support and treatment. This will allow the system to help prevent future offences by better assisting with the transition back into society. For example, helping individuals secure and maintain employment.

"Right now, we don’t know very much about how brain injuries affect women in the correctional system," said Colantonio. "This study indicates a need for more research, and for programs that address TBI and mental health problems among people at risk of incarceration."

Such programs should include training for correctional staff to help them recognize TBI symptoms in inmates, such as slowness to act or a failure to respond to directions. This behaviour may be misinterpreted as defiance, resulting in punishment instead of treatment.

A report last year from the Office of the Correctional Investigator showed the number of women in Canadian prisons had increased 40 per cent since 2008. The same report also found that 85 per cent of incarcerated women said they had a history of physical abuse.

"Now that we have identified this as an issue, we need to work with community organizations and correctional systems to prevent inappropriate incarceration of females with traumatic brain injury and to provide treatment so they have a better chance when they return to society," said Dr. Geoff Fernie, institute director, research, Toronto Rehabilitation Institute.

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to-the-tardis-sterek:

i am physically incapable of not reblogging this

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eighttwotwopointthreethree:

shredsandpatches:

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shakesankle:

Headcanon that Shakespeare was a muggle, but that he was so popular and influential that his plays grew to be an important part of wizarding culture too. Purebloods therefore usually just assume that he was a wizard and are absolutely flabbergasted when someone at Hogwarts informs them of the truth.

"BUT HE WROTE ABOUT WITCHES IN SCOTLAND, HOW WAS HE NOT A WIZARD?"

"I dunno, maybe he was just friends with a Hogwarts graduate?"

"….Kit Marlowe…..”

Oh man and it’s just like arguments in real life where people say that Shakespeare had to be a courtier because he wrote about court life even though his depiction of royal courts isn’t actually very accurate (there aren’t nearly enough people around, basically). There are probably wizarding historians who have pointed out that wizards from Shakespeare’s own time have pointed out all the places where his magic is inaccurate, with references to actual 16th-century magic books, but nobody bothers to read them because nobody likes History of Magic and related topics.

THAT’S what’s in those History of Magic books besides goblin wars I always thought there must’ve just been an awful lot of goblin wars or something like that (artdalek)

Reminds me of the set designers of Dr. Strangelove extrapolating the interior of a B-52.

Lacking cooperation from the Pentagon in the making of the film, the set designers reconstructed the aircraft cockpit to the best of their ability by comparing the cockpit of a B-29 Superfortress and a single photograph of the cockpit of a B-52, and relating this to the geometry of the B-52’s fuselage. The B-52 was state-of-the-art in the 1960s, and its cockpit was off-limits to the film crew. When some United States Air Force personnel were invited to view the reconstructed B-52 cockpit, they said that “it was absolutely correct, even to the little black box which was the CRM.” It was so accurate that Kubrick was concerned whether Ken Adam’s production design team had done all of their research legally, fearing a possible investigation by the FBI.

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yxoque:

hot-gay-rationalist:

paradoxicalechoes:

shitifindon:

loki-of-sassgaard:

The Amazing Spider-man 2. I’m either dead, or in a world of manpain.

Maleficent.
As long as I get to make different choices from Maleficent, I’m pretty okay with this… XD

But I’m a cheerleader.
Could be worse. I mean I’m being sent to reparative therapy but I’ll find love

PMMM Rebellion
well shit

Godzilla. I should basically safe, since I live in Europe, which seemed completely unharmed in that movie.

Confessions of a Dangerous Mind.
I’m fucking scared.

yxoque:

hot-gay-rationalist:

paradoxicalechoes:

shitifindon:

loki-of-sassgaard:

The Amazing Spider-man 2. I’m either dead, or in a world of manpain.

Maleficent.

As long as I get to make different choices from Maleficent, I’m pretty okay with this… XD

But I’m a cheerleader.

Could be worse. I mean I’m being sent to reparative therapy but I’ll find love

PMMM Rebellion

well shit

Godzilla. I should basically safe, since I live in Europe, which seemed completely unharmed in that movie.

Confessions of a Dangerous Mind.

I’m fucking scared.

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luxtempestas:

but could we just take a moment to imagine Eren as Bambi

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How to finish that last minute assignment

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ruemex:

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leetakeuchi:

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I can not count the number of times this trick has saved my ass.

And people say Tumblr doesn’t teach you life skills…

this will come in handy one day

ATTENTION GRADUATING CLASS OF 2013: COLLEGE SURVIVAL 101

Reblogging for future reference..

Reblogging so my followers pester me every day until I find out how to detect this and release the information to the public.

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raginrayguns said: No, it was clear you weren't justifying it. It sounded like you were trying to explain it, but I don't think you did. You can't explain the appeal of war with more war, that's like trying to explain why people get pet dogs by saying that sometimes dogs have puppies. You could just as easily use that as an "explanation" for why everyone really wants pet public lice

Okay, I see that.

Perhaps a better answer would be that the point of all that global hegemony is that the US is paranoid about keeping its own internal and external policy objectives secure from an international order which might hypothetically oppose them.

If you are wondering why it is so paranoid about this, well, the simple answer is that the US just doesn’t like internationalism, especially when it isn’t led by it. There are quite a few reasons for this, which go deep into the depths of American history and philosophy, which I have relatively small inferential distance from, which is why my previous answers were not well-formed.

raginrayguns said: "Unchallengeable global hegemony for the purpose of maintaining the ability of unilateral US action anywhere, anytime. Duh." That's circular. You're saying the military is there so that the military can always be used. Wars are fought so that later wars can be fought. What's the benefit of unilateral US action anywhere, anytime?

I wasn’t justifying it. Sorry if that was unclear.