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Mongabay

Sahana Ghosh

2 March 2020

Alirajpur, Madhya Pradesh, India

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As part of a social work graduate program through Alirajpur Post Graduate College, a group of students are using “citizen science” to share their research that water with elevated levels of fluoride can be dangerous t...

CalMatters

Sammy Caiola

15 October 2019

Amador County, California, United States

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To increase the number of mental health professionals in Amador County, California, the county has created an online program that culminates in a certificate or associate degree in human services. Preference to this s...

NPR

Colin Dwyer

17 July 2019

Long Branch, New Jersey, United States

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Libraries across the United States are expanding what they offer to not just include books, but also a host of social and human services. From stocking an anti-overdose drug to offering mental health services and lega...

The Conversation

Larissa Hjorth

1 July 2019

Badalona, Spain

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Pokemon Go may have faded from mainstream popularity after it peaked in 2016, but the game is finding new life in Spain, where older generations are using the game to be more socially engaged in their communities. Soc...

Christian Science Monitor

Leslie Roberts

8 February 2019

Maiduguri, Nigeria

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The Neem Foundation brings intensive counseling and 1-on-1 therapy to survivors who escaped the horrific violence of Boko Haram, a terrorist group in northeastern Nigeria. With months of aid and tough conversations, t...

Second Wave Michigan

Jane Simons

25 October 2018

Battle Creek, Michigan, United States

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A neighborhood dentist asked his underserved community what he could do to improve their lives. The answer? Diapers. Now, his Battle Creek, MI organization delivers diapers to families in need around county, regardles...

NPR

Lisa Gillespie

28 March 2018

Louisville, Kentucky, United States

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In Kentucky, a parent who is addicted to opioids and is reported to Child Protective Services, can get a second a chance. That’s because a program called START, gives parents the option of getting assigned a mentor th...

American University Radio (WAMU)

Kavitha Cardoza

29 June 2016

Fort Worth, Texas, United States

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One of the challenges is that social workers who help poor people typically have large caseloads of clients and lots of paperwork, often leading to burnout. The Padua Project is trying to change that with what they ca...

Cleveland.com (The Plain Dealer)

Rachel Dissell

8 June 2016

Cleveland, Ohio, United States

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Trauma training for police and community workers teaches them how to make tough situations, such as the arrest of a parent, easier on young children. Painful memories can alter perceptions of police for a lifetime.

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Jenny Gold

19 August 2014

San Antonio, Texas, United States

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Across the country, jails hold 10 times as many people with serious mental illness as state hospitals do, according to a recent report from the Treatment Advocacy Center. To deal with the problem, San Antonio and Bexa...

The Guardian

Daniel Boffey

4 May 2013

Copenhagen, Denmark

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In Copenhagen's fixing room, drug addicts are able to take intravenous drugs through the supervision of nurses. The room provides a clean environment with sterile needles that can be disposed of. Since it opened, ther...

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