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Can School Heal Children in Pain?

Bright Magazine

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Adverse childhood experiences — like assault, emotional abuse, observing domestic violence — can fundamentally alter a child’s body and brain. Lincoln High School teachers are taking in a "trauma-informed care" approach to their teaching to help those vulnerable students whose brains have been al...

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Depressed? Try Therapy Without the Therapist

The New York Times

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MoodGYM is an online program targeted to help those suffering from depression for whom it is a challenge to access therapy because of location or the stigma it carries.

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Doctor Hotspot

PBS Frontline

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The highest hospital costs come from preventable emergency room visits. A doctor in Camden developed a home visit program which gives better and cheaper care.

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In Laramie, those in the drug court are finding the benefits of yoga

Wyoming Public Radio

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Yoga is introduced in Wyoming a therapeutic way to overcome addictions, giving addicts the opportunity to take control of their bodies in a stress-free environment.

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Guiding Families to a Fair Day in Court

The New York Times

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Millions of families of arrested individuals do not know what to do to help, how to obtain a lawyer, or what the process entails in the court system. Created by Albert Cobarrubius Justice Project, participatory defense is a type of community organizing that teaches and empowers people who face cr...

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Helping Brazil's Poor Heal at Home

The New York Times

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Physical illnesses trigger and exacerbate poverty because costs are too high to treat them. The Associação Saúde Criança in Rio de Janeiro counsels poor, urban families with ill children. Volunteers assist families with food, medicine, vocational training, housing, legal aid, among other services...

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How Former Prisoners are Set up to Fail, Especially if They're Women

Cosmopolitan

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A Department of Justice study reported that about 75 percent of those released in 2005 were rearrested, and women prisoners often have a harder time re-entering society after release. A New Way of Life (ANWOL) is a Los Angeles transitional living facility that has helped more than 750 women stay ...

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Overcoming Poverty's Damage to Learning

The New York Times

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Turnaround for Children, an organization founded to address mental health issues and their repercussions in the classroom, focuses on preparing teachers and schools to structure classroom environments in a constructive way. They create opportunities for learning in rigorous ways with high expecta...

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In Egypt, Sowing Seeds of Gender Equality

The New York Times

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Muslim women in Egypt are expected to marry young and to stay close to home, and if they do not, they can be subjected to abuse or heavy criticism by men in the household. Save the Children’s Choices program offers educational workshop sessions for boys and girls, ages 10 to 14, which help them e...

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Prisons Rethink Isolation, Saving Money, Lives and Sanity

The New York Times

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A positive transformation in a Mississippi prison has become a focal point for a growing number of states rethinking the use of long-term isolation. Humanitarian groups have long argued that solitary confinement has devastating psychological effects, but a central driver in the recent shift is ec...

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