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NBC News

Elizabeth Chuck

14 April 2019

United States

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Lockdown and active shooter drills have become commonplace in schools across the country. What is supposed to be a protective measure for children has been showing an increase in anxiety and trauma. With no standard m...

Philadelphia Media Network

Alfred Lubrano

31 March 2019

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

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Art helps kids who grow up in difficult neighborhoods cope with trauma and encourages resilience. In the neighborhood of Fairhill, in Philadelphia, Taller Tuertorriqueño, a community arts center, offers art workshops ...

The New York Times

Ellie Shechet

25 March 2019

New York City, New York, United States

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Horticulture therapy uses relaxation and mindfulness to reduce stress, and even assist in recovery. While the application of horticultural activities and gardening in clinical therapy has existed for over a century, m...

The Montgomery Advertiser

Andrew Yawn

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14 March 2019

Alabama, United States

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Comfort kits provide children with a therapeutic outlet during times of disaster recovery. With disaster relief often centered on adult needs, the kits of Play-Doh, books and various toys distributed in the aftermath ...

Chalkbeat

Caroline Bauman

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12 March 2019

Memphis, Tennessee, United States

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A Memphis charter middle school requires teachers to complete professional development courses on restorative justice practices and the impact of trauma and poverty on student behavior. This year, the school has halve...

Sea Maven

Libby Leyden

6 March 2019

Muizenberg, South Africa

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Surfing lessons are bridging racial divides and providing a therapeutic outlet for disadvantaged children in South Africa. In a society largely segregated by race, children in Cape Town’s black communities disproporti...

Mother Jones

Samantha Michaels

19 February 2019

Stockton, California, United States

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Stockton, California is known as one of the most dangerous cities in the state, making the police department one of the most overburdened departments as well. That hasn't deterred the department from taking steps to c...

The Hechinger Report

Lillian Mongeau

27 January 2019

Taos, New Mexico, United States

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Taos High School's EQ Retreat is an opportunity for seniors to share their experiences with stress and trauma with underclassmen, providing a relatable voice and lessons for overcoming the challenges inside and outsid...

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...

Deseret News

Sara Israelsen-Hartley

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12 December 2018

Utah, United States

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Rates of mental health issues including anxiety and depression are on the rise across the nation, inspiring families, schools and communities to take action. In Utah, some schools are implementing meditation methodolo...

Minneapolis Star Tribune

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Brandon Stahl

9 December 2018

West Valley City, Utah, United States

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In West Valley City, Utah, the police department has transformed how they handle sex crimes. Department reforms include mandatory training on trauma, required testing of all rape kits, and the development of a set of ...

The New York Times

Karen Zraick

5 December 2018

Bangladesh

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More than half of the almost 70 million people who have migrated across borders or been forcibly displaced are children. The Lego Foundation and Sesame Workshop are teaming up with organizations in the countries surro...

The Denver Channel

Kumasi Aaron

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28 November 2018

Colorado, United States

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Several programs are bringing yoga into the classroom to improve student behavior and equip young learners with the tools to stay calm both at school and at home.

The Philadelphia Citizen

Michaela Haas

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20 November 2018

New Orleans, Louisiana, United States

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The Confess Project trains barbershop workers in black communities about creating pathways to talk about mental health and recognize and respond to signs of a mental health crisis. This training expands mental health ...

The New York Times

Richard Schiffman

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20 November 2018

New York, New York, United States

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The difficult Conversations Lab at Columbia University studies conversations between people with opposing political views. The researchers found that if both parties on opposing sides of an issue read a complex articl...

NPR

Alyssa Jeong Perry

17 November 2018

California, United States

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Firefighters working the frontlines of California fires now have emotional supports at their base camps to help them process what the toll of their work. Supports include chaplains, peer-to-peer interaction, and thera...

FastCompany

Jesus Diaz

14 November 2018

Denmark

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The Danish Lego company knew adults played with Lego, but rarely bought the kits for themselves. So the brand designed sets especially for more mature brains—to reduce stress and increase creativity. The kits emphasiz...

The Philadelphia Citizen

Roxanne Patel Shepelavy

24 October 2018

New York, New York, United States

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Since Ascend Charter Schools switched from the popular "No Excuses" model to a Responsive Classroom philosophy, test scores have steadily risen, suspension rates have dropped dramatically, and the racial achievement g...

BBC

Ammar Ebrahim

23 October 2018

London, England

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Assistive, wearable technology has been developed to send tactile or visual information to the brain in order to address mental or physiological challenges. One company has made a bracelet that can calm or energize a ...

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Edward Siddons

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5 October 2018

Colorado, United States

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Colorado has developed and is currently implementing a comprehensive plan to address rising suicide rates. The intervention touches on suicide risk at all ages including increased supports in high schools, new avenues...

Deseret News

Lois M. Collins

3 October 2018

Ann Arbor, Michigan, United States

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As colleges around the country struggle to meet rising mental health needs among the student population, the University of Michigan created a network of small support groups that helps students connect with and provid...

CNBC

Angelica LaVito

30 September 2018

United States

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Teachers are increasingly turning to meditation and mindfulness apps in their classrooms to address student anxiety and reduce fighting and behavioral disruptions. The co-founder of Calm, an app that partners with sch...

Yes! Magazine

Celeste Hamilton Dennis

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23 August 2018

Arkansas, United States

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Beyond the Shop is training barbers to serve as mental health advocates and "first responders" for the black male community in southern states. The programming and training encourages and allows men to open up about v...

New Atlas

Rich Haridy

14 August 2018

United States

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France, Italy, Germany, and now the U.S. are passing “anti-stress” laws, which make it illegal or harder for workers to receive emails after work. Research shows that when employees expect to be contacted after work t...

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...

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