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Gloria Hillard

29 December 2018

California, United States

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The Wolf Connection Youth Empowerment Program connects troubled youth who have dealt with abuse and trauma, with wolves. "These wolves and wolf-dogs come from abuse, neglect and mistreatment. And the youth we serve co...

Public Radio International (PRI)

Stefania D'Ignoti

5 December 2018

Catania, Sicily, Italy

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Theater bridges cultural divides and helps migrants cope with trauma. The Liquid Company, founded in 2013 in Catania, Italy, offers migrants, refugees, and asylum seekers who have crossed the Mediterranean a therapeut...

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Ariel Plotnick

15 November 2018

United States

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A sound artist in Washington DC is working to improve the hospital experience for patients by changing the soundscape. her company produces a device that lets patients use sensors to make their own soothing noises. Sh...

The New York Times

Benedict Carey

31 October 2018

France

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People with severe spinal injuries have gained some movement after having a small device implanted that sends signals to muscles that mimic communication from the brain. While further research is needed, improved capa...

Chicago Reporter

Jessica Pupovac

14 October 2018

Mitchelville, Iowa, United States

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The Iowa Correctional Institution for Women has reformed how inmates are treated, adapting approaches informed by gender and past trauma. A new campus provides private counseling suites and a mental health unit, large...

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Emily Nonko

10 October 2018

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

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A collaboration between artists, lawyers, and community members has resulted in expungement clinics that clean or clear criminal records in a manner that is legally binding and emotionally therapeutic. Clinic attendee...

NBC News

Maggie Fox

24 September 2018

Louisville, Kentucky, United States

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At least five people who were paralyzed are walking, thanks to a pain stimulator and physical therapy. The stimulator, which is implanted in the body, sends electricity to the spine, and combined with therapy, can r...

The Hechinger Report

Kelly Field

13 September 2018

New Brunswick, New Jersey, United States

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The opioid crisis has thrust colleges into a new role - recovery house. Compared to 2013, when only a couple dozen colleges had addiction recovery programs, today, there are close to 200. Of the students who enroll, o...

The Guardian

Danielle Stephens

22 August 2018

Nairobi, Kenya

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Mike Wamaya opened a ballet studio for underprivileged children in Nairobi. Through dance, the children learn a skill, have a means to express often difficult things about their lives, and learn solildarity across tri...

Public Radio International

Fahrinisa Campana

14 August 2018

Athens, Greece

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Holistic care can help torture survivors begin healing from the physical and psychological consequences of their experiences. Médecins Sans Frontières has provided services to 600 refugees and migrants in need at a si...

WLRN

Jessica Bakeman

14 August 2018

Parkland, Florida, United States

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Camp Shine, is helping student survivors of the massacre at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, heal. Through art, dance, and music, they are processing their trauma. The camp, was founded by two upperclassmen fro...

NPR

Jon Hamilton

9 July 2018

Baltimore, Maryland, United States

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Essential tremor is a condition that causes people's hands to shake as they age. A new type of treatment uses high frequency sound waves to destroy specific brain tissue. So far, the treatment has proved effective in ...

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Adriana Bazzi

16 June 2018

Corriere Della Sera, Italy

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Research has found that physical movement, such as dance, can be an affective treatment and rehabilitation for people with Parkinson’s Disease. The Dance Well Initiative brings people with Parkinson’s, as well as comm...

KMGH-TV

Kumasi Aaron

9 May 2018

Colorado, United States

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In one Colorado classroom, the teacher's pet, a dog named Buster, is teaching students lessons about patience, responsibility, and confidence.

Alaska Public Media

Anne Hillman

26 April 2018

Hooper Bay, Alaska, United States

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Yup’ik community members in Hooper Bay, Alaska founded a dance group for teens. In the six years since it started, the group has provided activity, responsibility, stress relief, and a connection to tradition for its ...

BBC

Mercy Juma

24 April 2018

Nairobi, Kenya

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In Kenya, prisons are rampant with violence, an overcrowded and harsh environment for people as they serve their sentences. To combat gang violence and heightened tensions between prisoners and guards, Kenya's largest...

BBC

Mercy Juma

24 April 2018

Nairobi Area, Kenya

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Kenya's prisons have a violence problem, oftentimes manifesting between the guards and the inmates. To combat the issue, a mindfulness training program is being piloted that aims to connect the guards and inmates on a...

NJTV-PBS

Michael Hill

17 April 2018

New Jersey, United States

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A collaboration between a Parkinson’s disease support group and a New York City dance company created a program of movement for people managing the disease. Besides an improvement in physical mobility, participation a...

CNN

Portia Ladrido

27 March 2018

Philippines

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Community groups and organizations are helping women deal with the deaths of their sons due to a drug war that has killed thousands in the Philippines. One of those organizations is Baigani, which takes family out of ...

Nigeria Health Watch

Chibuike Alagboso

12 March 2018

Lagos, Nigeria

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The pediatric oncology ward at the Lagos University Teaching Hospital is using art therapy to help their patients heal emotionally from treatment. The Arts in Medicine Project utilizes several forms of artistic expres...

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Naina Bajekal

21 February 2018

New Haven, Connecticut, United States

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Trauma is a growing problem for school children, particularly in the age of mass shootings. But trauma also comes from a variety of triggers, including losing a loved one, poverty, immigration status and witnessing vi...

WFPL News

Elizabeth Kramer

11 February 2018

Louisville, Kentucky, United States

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A program called Time Slips is aiming to make nursing homes in Kentucky hubs for artistic expression and creativity. They are tracking how expressing creativity and engaging in art therapy improves residents' health o...

The Philadelphia Citizen

Quinn O'Callaghan

11 October 2017

Narbeth, Pennsylvania, United States

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Overwhelmingly, individuals who have been incarcerated will spend the rest of their lives dragging in-and-out of prison, with few resources to help break the cycle and get them back on their feet. But one program call...

BBC

Dougal Shaw

10 October 2017

Wolin, Poland

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An annual festival in Poland brings together men with a passion for recreating Viking culture and participate in competitive battles. By allowing for extreme physical expression—within the limits of safety laws and an...

Record Herald

Ashley Bunton

15 September 2017

Washington Court House, Ohio, United States

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With a national mental health crisis on the rise in the United States, many young women facing depression and trauma often tragically turn to self-harm or even suicide in an attempt to cope. The Ranch of Opportunity ...

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