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This All-Amputee Softball Team is Changing the Way We Think About Treating Trauma

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As the number of veterans with both physical and psychological injuries balloons, this softball team of 11 wounded warriors wards helps one another deal with war trauma and combat isolation by playing a little ball.

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Home Visits Help New Parents Overcome Tough Histories, Raise Healthy Children

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Home visit programs, where family support workers meet with expecting and new parents, are at risk of not getting funding. Advocates stress the importance of these programs for improving parenting skills, providing a confidant for parents, and helping reach children before they are already strugg...

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The Woman Bringing Unconventional Sex Ed to the Arctic

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The far northern regions of Canada have the highest rates of suicide, sexual violence, and teen pregnancy. Fostering Open eXpression among Youth, or FOXY, and it's partner program, SMASH (Strength, Masculinities And Sexual Health) are bringing sex-ed, mental health counseling, and emotional suppo...

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Research says there are ways to reduce racial bias. Calling people racist isn’t one of them.

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In the eve 2016 elections, division, issues of bigotry and racism led to prejudice and resentment. However, researchers proved that by having brief empathetic conversations the may change peoples perspective.

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Lag In Brain Donation Hampers Understanding Of Dementia In Blacks

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There is a racial disparity in science, the black population is extremely underrepresented and due to historically terrible treatment of black individuals by science they are very reluctant to engage in research. Therefore, researchers are now starting to directly target black and other underrep...

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‘Neighborhood Mothers’ Share Integration Wisdom with Refugees

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Germany has welcomed many refugees in recent years, and programs across the country are trying to help integrate them as quickly as possible. 'Neighbourhood Mothers' is one such program of migrant women who mentor new refugees.

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In Extreme Community Policing, Cops Become the Neighbor

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In efforts to diminish violent crime, police agencies are revisiting a model law enforcement strategy of the 1970s, "community policing," as an alternative to the more recent "broken windows" style of the late nineties. Research substantiates its effectiveness, too, in building citizens' trust of...

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The Hang Out Cure: Former Massachusetts Governor William Weld Has An Idea Local Politicians Need To Hear

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Rare are the days of cordiality towards opposing party politicians within American government. Specifically, a shift has occurred in which politicians no longer know each other, which can have detrimental effects on governing and deal-making. To this end, former Massachusetts Governor William Wel...

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Young Colombian refugees find new lifeline in Ecuador

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Ecuador has a large number of refugees, particularly from Colombia, these refugees face a lot of barriers upon arrival. 'Fudela' is a soccer program that has Ecuadorians and Colombians playing together in order to foster understanding, cooperation, teamwork, job skills and community.

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In Texas, People With Mental Illness Find Work Helping Peers

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The concept of peer-to-peer support has been leveraged by organizations like Alcoholics Anonymous for decades; but for perhaps the first time, health care systems are leveraging this method to help treat patients with mental illness. Non-profit Via Hope provides training and certification for pee...

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