Law Enforcement and Autism: Why Training is Needed

Law Enforcement and Autism: Why Training is Needed

Similarly troubling is that in the U.S. as of 2018, only 27 states and the district of Columbia have passed laws requiring that police be trained on how to respond to individuals with mental health, substance use, or other behavioral health conditions.

Her son was killed by police. Then she won the right to teach new cops

Her son was killed by police. Then she won the right to teach new cops

Loretta Prater’s first teaching session took place in 2007.In a conference-style room at a police training facility, Prater said, she spoke to about 30 fresh-faced cadets about what happened to Leslie in grim detail and the pain it caused their family.

Mothers of Eric Garner and Stephon Clark speak out in wake of George Floyd's death

Mothers of Eric Garner and Stephon Clark speak out in wake of George Floyd's death

Family Photo / National Action Network via APIn 2014, Carr’s son, Eric Garner, died as a New York police officer held him down in a choke hold that had been banned for decades.

Al Roker and Craig Melvin talk about black fatherhood and raising sons

Al Roker and Craig Melvin talk about black fatherhood and raising sons

Al Roker and Craig Melvin spoke with a trio of black fathers, Seith Mann, Ken Simril and Morgan Scott Tucker, on TODAY Tuesday and shared their own experiences of raising sons in a country where black men have had a fraught history with law enforcement.

Nickelodeon airs powerful, nearly 9-minute tribute to George Floyd

Nickelodeon airs powerful, nearly 9-minute tribute to George Floyd

Nickelodeon interrupted its programming on Tuesday night to air a powerful tribute to George Floyd that lasted the same amount of time that a white police officer was seen kneeling on Floyd's neck before his death last week.

Viral Chicago protest photo captures emotional mom and baby

Viral Chicago protest photo captures emotional mom and baby

"I wanted my daughter to see what it's like for mothers with sons — to worry about them all the time, regardless of their age," said Woodall-Wilson, adding that she also attended the protest because she believes it's time for her own generation to step aside and allow today's youth to make their own progress when it comes to issues like social justice.

A 4-year-old girl helped save her unconscious mother

A 4-year-old girl helped save her unconscious mother

New Jersey girl Isla Glaser, 4, is being hailed by local police for her quick thinking after she called 911 for help when her mother fell unconscious at their home.

Couple finds semi-automatic rifle hidden in baby shower gift from Goodwill store

Couple finds semi-automatic rifle hidden in baby shower gift from Goodwill store

Authorities say the couple's friends had purchased the gift at a Goodwill store in Valparaiso, Florida.Veronica Alvarez-Rodriguez bought a Baby Einstein's bouncer at a local thrift store only to find a Mossberg 715T semi-automatic rifle with live ammunition inside the box.

Their son died after a frat party. Now, they're offering $10K reward for info about his death

Their son died after a frat party. Now, they're offering $10K reward for info about his death

"We deserve the truth," Flavia Tsialas said.“The Cornell University Police continue to actively investigate Antonio Tsialas’s tragic death and the events of the night that preceded it.

Jimmy Kimmel's annual Halloween candy prank has kids ready to call the police

Jimmy Kimmel's annual Halloween candy prank has kids ready to call the police

Jimmy Kimmel's ninth annual call for parents to tell their children they ate all of their Halloween candy and film the kids' reaction resulted in everything from threats to call the police to tears and screams of agony.

Kourtney Kardashian responds after troll says she 'needs to cut' son's hair

Kourtney Kardashian responds after troll says she 'needs to cut' son's hair

When an online troll suggested it was time Kardashian's 4-year-old son, Reign, get a haircut, Kardashian told her to mind her own business.When an online troll said it was time Kardashian's 4-year-old son, Reign, get a haircut, Kardashian told her to mind her own business.

Video shows Massachusetts driver hit 4 kids before leaving scene

Video shows Massachusetts driver hit 4 kids before leaving scene

Massachusetts police were investigating after a driver was caught on surveillance footage appearing to ram into four children on a sidewalk Sunday evening before driving away.

10-year-old girl dies by apparent suicide in California, prompting police investigation

10-year-old girl dies by apparent suicide in California, prompting police investigation

A 10-year-old girl was found dead of an apparent suicide Sunday in Santa Ana, California, authorities said.A student from Hazard Elementary School in Santa Ana, California was found dead of an apparent suicide Sunday.

Search for 3-year-old who vanished from birthday party expands to multiple states

Search for 3-year-old who vanished from birthday party expands to multiple states

Kamille was with her mother and other relatives at the home of the person throwing the party, Birmingham Police Department Deputy Chief Scott Praytor said Sunday.

Reward for missing 5-year-old Dulce Alavez who vanished from NJ park

Reward for missing 5-year-old Dulce Alavez who vanished from NJ park

In a Facebook post Wednesday, the New Jersey State Police said it was contributing $10,000 to the reward as the duration of the search for missing Dulce Alavez nears a month.

Twin girls, 3, found dead in car in Georgia on 90-degree day

Twin girls, 3, found dead in car in Georgia on 90-degree day

The girls, Raelynn and Payton Keyes, were discovered shortly after 1:30 p.m. in a car in the backyard of a home they were visiting in the city of Hinesville, local police said, according to NBC affiliate WSAV.Their caregiver found the preschoolers' bodies and called 911, the station reported.

'Miracle baby' dies after being left in hot car by her nanny

'Miracle baby' dies after being left in hot car by her nanny

17, Zariah Hasheme died after being left in a hot car in Hobbs, New Mexico.Zachary Hasheme told TODAY Parents that his daughter, Zariah, was "an angel.Zariah was the 42nd child to die in a hot car this year, according to .

School-Based Drug Prevention Programs

School-Based Drug Prevention Programs

Experienced, well-trained mental health professionals will know that prevention is about far more than drug education , and often involves developing self-efficacy, decision-making skills, effective communication and anger management .

Mental Illness, Violent Behavior, and Mass Shootings

Mental Illness, Violent Behavior, and Mass Shootings

Currently, there are two messages in the mental health community: The public cry , We are not violent, and at the same time, behind the scenes, Please do something about people with untreated mental illness who are violent, but don't tell the world or we will have more stigma.

Police are called on an 11-year-old selling 'ice cold beer'

Police are called on an 11-year-old selling 'ice cold beer'

Parker is serving roughly 100 customers a day since opening on Tuesday.“Business is booming,” Parker’s dad, Alan, told TODAY Parents .But for Parker, the stand isn’t just about making money. The Brigham City Police Department posed for a photo with Seth Parker.

Family of toddler who fell off Royal Caribbean ship says cruise line is to blame

Family of toddler who fell off Royal Caribbean ship says cruise line is to blame

Investigators on the scene on Royal Caribbean's Freedom of the Seas where Chloe Wiegand died after falling through an open window. Chloe's grandfather, Sam Anello, had placed her on a railing near the window, unaware that it was open, the family said.

When Parents Act Like Children

When Parents Act Like Children

Children know how to push buttons, and I refuse to be triggered.” Or “I will stay objective; as soon as I lose my cool, I am acting like a child.” It can be helpful to write out these sayings so you are ready to pull on them when you need them.

Anthony Templet charged over death of father Burt

Anthony Templet charged over death of father Burt

Anthony Templet - who was assumed dead by his mother and sister - has just turned up 11 years later under grim circumstances.

Grieving mother appeals for return of stolen baby pictures

Grieving mother appeals for return of stolen baby pictures

A mother who lost her 14-month-old son to cancer is appealing to the thieves to return a stolen laptop containing her only photos. Police have put out a "no questions asked" amnesty for the return of the photos , which were stolen from the woman's Wagga Wagga property on April 12, 2AAAFMreported.

15-month-old girl covered in bite marks from day care, horrified mom demands answers

15-month-old girl covered in bite marks from day care, horrified mom demands answers

Martin said she filed a police report against Creative Beginnings Daycare after finding the injuries and was told by an investigating officer that the bite marks were most likely from another child.

Parenting in the Age of School Shootings

Parenting in the Age of School Shootings

As a physician, my loyalty is to my patients: listening to their stories, helping them choose medications, treating them in the least restrictive environment, then getting them back home to their families. But when that patient is a potential school shooter, my loyalties get complicated.

Man charged over dangerous gender reveal stunt

Man charged over dangerous gender reveal stunt

Police are calling the gender reveal stupid but social media is divided. The expectant parent's car was confiscated, after the gender reveal was captured on video, 7 News reported. Police were alerted to the stunt only after the video was posted to social media.

Missing boy Timmothy Pitzen's family reacts to hoax: 'It's devastating'

Missing boy Timmothy Pitzen's family reacts to hoax: 'It's devastating'

The disappointing news was the latest blow for the family of Timmothy Pitzen, the Illinois boy who disappeared at age 6 with his mother in 2011.A person claiming to be Timmothy appeared this week before police, but federal authorities said DNA test results showed otherwise.

Is Criminal Profiling Dead? Should It Be?

Is Criminal Profiling Dead? Should It Be?

In a similar study from the United Kingdom, 83% of police officers felt that the profiles they received were operationally useful, but only 14% helped solve the case.

Parents shamed online by cops for car windscreen and the comments are gold

Parents shamed online by cops for car windscreen and the comments are gold

For those who are yet to discover the range, a Stikeez is a little plastic collectable that the supermarket giant gives out every time shoppers spend $30.Some desperate customers have even been buying the miniature food characters online for thousands of dollars to complete their set, or get their hands on the coveted golden Billy Banana.