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What to Do When Violence Hits Close to Home

By Stephanie Filio My city is massive in land and population. We have wonderful diversity in this southern bubble of ours, fueled by a coast, tourist-enticing beaches, and our beloved military bases. It is both comfortably slow and expeditiously efficient. … Continue reading

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3 Examples of Young People Making Their Voices Heard

By Judge Tom Jacobs, author of What Are My Rights? Q&A About Teens and the Law (Revised & Updated 4th Edition) The rights and responsibilities bestowed on our children under the Constitution and Bill of Rights are sometimes exercised in … Continue reading

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How to Foster Growth Mindset in Trauma-Informed Classrooms

By Amanda C. Symmes, LICSW I can clearly recall being in elementary school and having intense jealousy over my art teacher’s scissor skills. Project after project, I would marvel at how she wielded the pair of large “teacher-sized” shears and … Continue reading

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Creating a Trauma-Informed Learning Environment

By Amanda C. Symmes, LICSW We live in a time when trauma seems to be everywhere. Divorce is not uncommon. There have been numerous shootings in schools. Drugs and suicide continue to steal people every day. Poverty and abuse overwhelm, … Continue reading

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10 Ways to Help Immigrant Children Separated from Their Parents

On Monday, June 18, ProPublica released a heartbreaking audio recording allegedly captured inside a US Customs and Border Protection facility. The desperate cries of children separated from their parents have haunted and enraged millions of Americans and have left us … Continue reading

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