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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...

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...

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

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...

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

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

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

Liz Welter

17 March 2016

Menasha, Wisconsin, United States

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Wisconsin’s teen suicide rate and affiliated mental health concerns have increased, challenging school systems to maintain the quality of life for students. The Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction has launched ...

CityLab

Eillie Anzilotti

7 March 2016

London, United Kingdom

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A group of architects proposed a new design to help raise environmentally responsible kids by combining farms and preschools.

Corpus Christi Caller Times

Krista M. Torralva

4 March 2016

New Haven, Connecticut, United States

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In New Haven, the police department launched a program that pairs cops with clinicians. “We see ourselves as psychiatrists with guns and a badge.” They see children as victims too, who can experience trauma when witne...

Corpus Christi Caller Times

Krista M. Torralva

27 February 2016

New Haven, Connecticut, United States

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Partnering cops and clinicians has led to a cultural change in New Haven's police department. Their definition of a victim extends past the person with physical injuries in order to help children from violence-stricke...

WNYC

Amanda Aronczyk

Mary Harris

23 February 2016

New York, New York, United States

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A neuropsychologist and opera singer teamed up to create a form of vocal training for people on the autism spectrum.

St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Nancy Cambria

21 February 2016

St. Louis, Missouri, United States

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Chronic toxic stress caused by violence in trauma in a child's life can be exceedingly harmful - but can be remedied through building personal relationships and trust.

The Atlantic

Audrey Cleo Yap

22 January 2016

Los Angeles, California, United States

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Dancing promotes strong social-emotional development. In areas of Los Angeles where arts education has disappeared due to cuts in school funding, a New York-based non-profit organization has stepped in to teach kids t...

Fayetteville Observer

Greg Barnes

17 December 2015

Vanceboro, North Carolina, United States

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A program in eastern North Carolina takes a proven, two-generation approach to lift struggling families out of dire circumstances.

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