Latina Girls in Our Juvenile Justice Prevention Programs Get Empowering, Effective Support

In our Family Keys program, a prevention program that served close to 40 percent Latina youth in 2016, there is a strong sense of familia. Familia, the sentiment of treating others like family, runs through the core of Southwest Key Programs, a Hispanic-run organization with more than 90 percent Latino staff, and is a key value in our agency.

Mindfulness, SEL: ‘Something Uniquely Human About That Ability to Connect and to Care’

Rick Alleva is a field specialist at the University of New Hampshire and co-author of a curriculum called “Courage to Care,” which promotes empathy for middle schoolers. He has been researching and promoting positive youth development and the use of mindful learning as well as social and emotional learning (SEML) for many years.

Staggering New Numbers on Youth Homelessness Demand Action

Every year, more than 4 million young people experience homelessness in the United States. And while youth homelessness is a largely hidden problem, it impacts a staggering number of young people in every city, town, and suburb in this country.

Fight Burnout and Compassion Fatigue With Lots of Self-care Ideas

For years I have sought out with fierce determination conversations, books and articles such as this. Articles with titles like “5 Steps To Wellness,” “7 Must-Have self-care Tips” or “10 Ways for a Healthier You.”

Children Suffer When a Parent Is Deported, Whether the Children Stay or Go

Between 2003 and 2013, an estimated 740,000 to 920,000 parents of children who are U.S. citizens were deported from the United States. In 2013, for example, the Immigration and Customs Enforcement Agency (ICE) reported that it deported 72,410 parents of American children.