May 11, 2002 |
Latino agents of the Customs Service filed suit in federal court Friday alleging that the agency discriminated against them in hiring, promotion, training and assignments. The suit was filed on behalf of more than 400 current and former agents who contend that over the last 28 years they have been denied promotions, gotten unpopular assignments and received inadequate training, said their attorney, David Shaffer. Customs spokesman Dean Boyd declined to comment.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 31, 1990 |
School suicide-prevention programs for teen-agers can do some youngsters more harm than good, researchers said last week. Columbia University researchers said they found little evidence that such programs reduced suicides or suicide attempts, according to a study in the Journal of the American Medical Assn. "There was some evidence of unwanted effects" on teen-agers who have attempted suicide, researchers from Columbia's medical school said.
July 28, 1999
* James Barbaresso has been appointed Midwest regional vice president for Odetics ITS in Anaheim. He joined the company in 1997 as regional manager. Before that, he was regional manager for Rockwell's Transportation Systems Group. * Dan Correa has been appointed director of sales for the Woodfin Suite Hotel in Cypress. He succeeds John Labson, who was appointed to Woodfin's new Sorrento Mesa property.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 16, 1988 |
Results of a new study of suicidal teen-agers clash with the popular notion that youths often brood for weeks and give indirect clues before killing themselves, a psychiatrist reported last week. "That was very, very rare" in the teen-agers studied, said Dr. David Shaffer, a teen suicide expert at the New York State Psychiatric Institute, which is affiliated with Columbia University.
October 10, 2011 |
The final straw for Carolyn Alves came last fall when she tried to help her daughter Cecelia dress for kindergarten. The volatile 6-year-old had worked herself into a frenzy as she tried on outfit after outfit, rejecting each as unacceptable. The tantrum at full bore, she scooped up a pile of clothes and hurled them at the front door of the family's Spanish-style bungalow in Glendale. The clock ticked past the school's 8 a.m. bell. Alves pulled her wailing child into her arms and held her on the couch.
May 23, 2011 |
Teenagers and adults who cut or physically mutilate themselves have attracted more attention from psychiatrists in the past decade as the prevalence of such behavior has increased. Accumulating experience treating these patients, as well as better research, is altering the way experts view cutting, according to information presented last week at the annual meeting of the American Psychiatric Assn . Previously, self-mutilation -- which can include cutting, scratching or burning -- was considered a possible sign that a patient may be at higher risk of suicide.