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The Notebook

Greg Windle

16 March 2017

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

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Students who have experienced trauma, most common in high-poverty areas, are more likely to benefit from counseling and support rather than punishment. However, most large U.S. school districts with high poverty rates...

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Jacy Marmaduke

8 March 2017

Colorado, United States

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High caseworker turnover in Larimer County has led to poorer outcomes for children and high stress for the caseworkers themselves. To help combat this high turnover the salaries have been increased, retention incentiv...

CNN

Susan Scutti

6 March 2017

Maryland, United States

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With rates of childhood obesity increasing around the county, Howard County, Maryland, launched a three-year media campaign to combat sugary drink sales. After looking at data, researchers conclude that soda sales in ...

The Philadelphia Inquirer (Philadelphia Media Network)

Jean Friedman-Rudovsky

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8 February 2017

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

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For women in traditional rehab centres, choosing treatment means leaving their children behind. Family House NOW (New Options for Women), is a residential treatment center in Philadelphia that allows women to live wit...

Washington Monthly

Anne Kim

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6 February 2017

Fort Belvoir, Virginia, United States

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Mounting evidence points to an increasing disparity in the educational achievements of those children who attend and complete pre-school, and those who do not. The Home Instruction for Parents of Preschool Youngsters ...

BBC

Emma Wilson

Sahar Zand

18 December 2016

Tarma, Junín, Peru

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One in three children in Peru are stunted by a lack of nutritious foods in their diet. In 2005, the government gave cash hand-outs to poor mothers, but only on the condition that they had regular health check-ups and ...

Washington Post

Karla Adams

30 November 2016

London, United Kingdom

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An obesity crisis has spread across Britain. A trend in some schools called "the daily mile" has children put their pens down and run or walk a mile every school day.

Detroit Free Press

Ann Zaniewski

30 November 2016

Michigan, United States

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Preschoolers have a lot of strong emotions and tend to internalize whatever they're surrounded by which puts kids from stressful homes at a disadvantage. Al’s Pals is a national elementary curriculum that develops you...

The Atlantic

Ann Schimke

9 November 2016

Colorado, United States

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Providers Advancing Student Outcomes, or PASO, is run by Colorado Statewide Parent Coalition and helps early childcare providers learn critical skills to enhance children's socio-emotional skills. Many of the particip...

Jackson Free Press

Tim Summers, Jr.

9 November 2016

Jackson, Mississippi, United States

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If juveniles in the Hinds County youth-court system, whose families tend to have limited resources, cannot get sustained, meaningful help at the center, they do not have many other options. But, thanks to a lawsuit on...

Small Towns Big Change

Cody Hooks

19 October 2016

Taos Pueblo, New Mexico, United States

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Across the United States, native families are implementing community-based family preparedness efforts in order to create a pathway that leads to school-readiness for children. At Taos Pueblo in New Mexico, this progr...

Washington Post

Michael Alison Chandler

6 October 2016

San Francisco, California, United States

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Dr. Nadine Burke Harris noticed an unusually high rate of illnesses in young patients frequenting her San Francisco clinic, and began to dig into the strong correlation between stress factors like poverty and abuse to...

The New York Times

David Bornstein

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23 September 2016

United States

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Childhood trauma, or adverse childhood experiences (ACE), can cause a number of social problems such as dropping out of school, drug abuse, depression, and even becoming an abuser. The more accessible ACE research stu...

The Seattle Times

John Higgins

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9 July 2016

Seattle, Washington, United States

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When Washington state introduced higher standards for child care, many feared that home-based centers, including those run by women from Somalia, would close. But a group spearheaded by nonprofit Voices of Tomorrow ar...

Jackson Free Press

Maya Miller

6 July 2016

Brooklyn, New York, United States

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Dr. Kai Smith runs GRAAFICS, Gang Diversion, Reentry And Absent Fathers Intervention Centers, a program he founded to give young men and women an outlet to avoid criminal behavior. The program includes training course...

NPR

Jenny Gold

29 June 2016

Palo Alto, California, United States

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Undergoing surgery is a stress-inducing prospect for anyone, but children are especially vulnerable to anxiety prior to operations. To avoid using risky anti-anxiety medications on young patients, two anesthesiologist...

Wall Street Journal

Thomas MacMillan

5 May 2016

Brooklyn, New York, United States

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New Brooklyn Young Adult Court aims to keep youths out of a lifetime of crime.

Philadelphia Magazine

David Gambacorta

17 April 2016

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

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A pioneering program at CHOP focuses on more than just the physical wounds of young victims - a comprehensive approach to reducing gun violence is also among their goals.

The Post Crescent

Noell Dickmann

22 March 2016

Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States

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In the early 2000s, Minnesota’s low income families struggled to have access to mental health care for their children. Now Minnesota therapists meet at schools rather than at a clinic and also train teachers to help s...

The Post Crescent

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17 March 2016

Madison, Wisconsin, United States

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At-risk children who do not have access to quality mental health care can end up in the juvenile justice system. Wisconsin has initiated a Children Come First program that offers personalized mental health care design...

The Post Crescent

Katherine Lymn

17 March 2016

Oshkosh, Wisconsin, United States

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After shortages of mental health options for kids and untold grief, counties in Wisconsin have responded with new kinds of support for at-risk youth. Wisconsin communities have increased access with reduced wait time,...

The Post Crescent

Rory Linnane

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17 March 2016

Kaukana, Wisconsin, United States

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Rural Wisconsin has a shortage of counselors offering support for youth. Supported by private grants and public funds, Wisconsin has initiated a Hopeline—offering counseling through online texting to youth. The youth ...

The Post Crescent

Rory Linnane

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17 March 2016

Madison, Wisconsin, United States

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The criminal justice system used to view delinquents with a “tough on crime approach;” however, that approach was not human-centered and used community resources that offered little in terms of results. Wisconsin’s D...

The Post Crescent

Rory Linnane

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17 March 2016

Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin, United States

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Wisconsin confronts a lack of psychiatrists, in particular those who specialize in working with children. The state has begun a telepsychiatry program that enables a psychiatrist to counsel children in remote rural ar...

The Post Crescent

Rory Linnane

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17 March 2016

Marshfield, Wisconsin, United States

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Fifty-one counties in the state of Wisconsin do not have child psychiatrists to provide counseling because most of them live in widely populated urban areas. Wisconsin psychiatrists now are offering telepsychiatry, w...

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