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The New York Times

Patricia Leigh Brown

7 August 2020

Los Angeles, California, United States

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A New Way of Life Reentry Project creates homes for women as they leave prison, providing a refuge and programs to help ensure a more successful transition into life on the outside. The network of small group homes, s...

North Carolina Health News

Liora Engel-Smith

21 May 2020

Robbinsville, North Carolina, United States

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With the help of a program that enables churches to assess the needs of their community and create solutions, one reverend in North Carolina was able to provide a lifeline: internet access. Rural communities like his ...

KXAN-TV

Chris Nelson

Tom Miller

18 August 2019

Austin, Texas, United States

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The Austin school district credits its crisis intervention police officers, trained in deescalation in mental health emergencies, with contributing to a level of care that defused a student-suicide crisis. Six student...

Oregon Public Broadcasting (OPB)

Dave Miller

6 August 2019

Oregon, United States

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Youth Villages, a nonprofit started in Tennessee over 30 years ago has helped improve the lives of children who face difficulties in their homes while saving money on the child welfare system. Instead of immediately r...

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Eric Boodman

5 August 2019

Sherbrooke, Quebec, Canada

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In a handful of hospitals throughout Canada, vaccination counselors are helping to relieve new parents' trepidation toward infant and child vaccinations. By engaging in a "motivational interview" immediately before th...

The Guardian

Sarah Boseley

1 May 2019

Leeds, England, United Kingdom

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Increasing the confidence of parents in directing their children toward healthy choices is crucial in the battle against childhood obesity. In Leeds, England, the HENRY (Health, Exercise, and Nutrition for the Really ...

Oregon Public Broadcasting (OPB)

Lauren Dake

22 March 2019

Tennessee, United States

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The foster care system in Tennessee drastically reduced the number of children removed from their homes by implementing a preventive strategy that seeks to help parents remedy problems leading to child neglect. The ...

Oregon Public Broadcasting (OPB)

Dave Miller

19 February 2019

Tennessee, United States

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Over the course of three decades, a program called Youth Villages has drastically improved the foster-care system in Tennessee by reducing the number of children removed from their homes. The program is able to assess...

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...

The Philadelphia Citizen

Malcolm Burnley

28 December 2018

Connecticut, United States

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Philadelphia could benefit from Connecticut’s Child FIRST program. The company sends therapists to family homes to help them address their mental health situations using Child-Parent Psychotherapy (CPP). Child FIRST g...

The Guardian

Liz Ford

19 October 2018

Tajikistan

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A program in Tajikistan developed to address high rates of abuse against women is showing remarkable results through a combination of family counseling and economic empowerment of women. The pilot project was created ...

The Guardian

Anisa Sabiri

19 October 2018

Penjikent, Tajikistan

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In Tajikistan, a project created by international NGOs with local partners, and funded by the United Kingdom, provides counseling and skills training for families to reduce violence against women. The two regions that...

South Florida Media Network

Maria Serrano

17 October 2018

New York, United States

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Esparanza, a non-profit located in New York, provides comprehensive services for teenagers who are in the justice system. The intensive family counseling has been a successful alternative to incarceration since 2002, ...

New Vision

Lillian Namusoke Magezi

17 October 2018

Uganda

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A community-based program in Uganda has helped reduce violence in families and gender inequity by training both parents in effective communication and parenting. Organizers focused specifically on recruiting men becau...

The Canton Repository

Kelly Byer

1 July 2018

Canton, Ohio, United States

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Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs), have long-term effects on children as they grow up, and children with high ACEs scores often experience serious mental health problems. In Stark County, Ohio, the Stark County Fam...

Quartz

Jenny Anderson

29 June 2018

Brazil

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Criança Feliz (Happy Child), is a parent-coaching program that was launched in Brazil in 2017 to help parents and children build healthier relationships. The program works by sending skilled social workers to the most...

Christian Science Monitor

Stacy Teicher Khadaroo

14 June 2018

St. Louis, Missouri, United States

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Fatherhood programs in cities like St. Louis aim to halt the generation impacts of fathers who are not involved in the lives of their children. The mentorship and support provided can help people become better fathers...

The New York Times

David Bornstein

30 January 2018

San Francisco, California, United States

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Childhood trauma has lasting effects on development and stress response, but these can be treated with behavioral therapy and proper interventions. Dr. Nadine Burke Harris of the Center For Youth Wellness insists that...

New Mexico In Depth

Elizabeth M. Miller

26 December 2017

Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States

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A program in Albuquerque, New Mexico that successfully diverted young offenders from the criminal justice system still grappled with kids running away while under house arrest. This defeats the purpose of diversion si...

Corpus Christi Caller Times

Krista M. Torralva

23 June 2017

Nueces County, Texas, United States

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In Nueces County, Texas, military-style boot camp was the norm for troubled juveniles, who were forced to complete drills that simulate ROTC with instructors. The newly named Robert N. Barnes Region Juvenile Facility ...

The Courier-Journal

Morgan Watkins

22 June 2017

Louisville, Kentucky, United States

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For people like Jasmine Smith, a single mother of two who lost her job after her broken and unfixable car thwarted her commute, one's options to provide for themselves and their families are few and far between. Howev...

The Chronicle of Social Change

Daniel Heimpel

28 April 2017

Lake County, Montana, United States

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The drug crisis has reached new extremes in many parts of the country, as meth and opioids continue to tear families apart and funnel even more children into an already-strapped foster care system. In rural Montana, l...

Detroit Free Press

Jennifer Dixon

6 December 2016

Watsonville, California, United States

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Some social services push dads away and many primarily address mothers. PAPAS in California, is a program that helps strengthen families and reduce conflict through support groups and educational classes for fathers.

Santa Fe Public Radio (KSFR)

Ellen Berkovitch

12 September 2016

Chimayo, New Mexico, United States

Radio

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Chimayo, New Mexico has a heroin overdose rate that is five times the national rate. Barrios Unidos is a community center in Chimayo that offers drug abuse treatment to whole families through community therapy and hol...

Rio Grande Sun

Wheeler Cowperthwaite

10 August 2016

Española, New Mexico, United States

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Alcohol has claimed more lives in Rio Arriba County in the past five years than other drugs. SMART, a secular alternative to Alcoholics Anonymous, provides one path toward recovery, increasingly incorporating scientif...

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