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Youth Workers Learn to Navigate in Turbulent Times

Afterschool activity room: Woman with short brown hair, dark, glasses wearing black blazer with rolled-up sleeves, blue shirt, dark pants and sneakers, squats down to talk to three girls in T-shirts sitting on the floor.
The adults at After-School All-Stars in Dallas deal with issues in various ways. They might hold a group discussion with kids at the beginning of the afternoon. They might pull a student out of a group and sit down and talk or go for a walk. Credit: Photos courtesy of After-School All-Stars North Texas

“Someone is going to come to your house in the middle of the night and take your parents, and you will be left all alone,” one middle-schooler taunted another.
When the two kids arrived at their after-school program, After-School All-Stars in Dallas, last year, the child who’d been taunted was angry and afraid . . .

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