Unlocking the Code

OST technology programs help girls
explore academic, career possibilities . . .

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Mindfulness: Helping Youth Learn to Feel Emotions and Choose Their Behavior

There’s hardly a youth worker or parent who isn’t
concerned about the growing number of early and
sometimes severe diagnoses of anxiety, depression
and obsessive-compulsive disorders in children and teens . . .

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Trauma-informed Groups Serve Clients Better

We’re entering a remarkable age of a new understanding about why we behave the way we do and how to change those behaviors . . .

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Addiction Among Teens Can Be Prevented

Just 5 percent of youth with a substance use disorder get treatment . . .

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Tamar Birckhead

When a clock is only a clock: Dismantling the school-to-prison pipeline

Fourteen-year-old Ahmed Mohamed captured the attention of the public in September when he was arrested during his first weeks at MacArthur High School in Irving, Texas, for bringing a homemade clock to school to show his engineering teacher . . .

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Newsmakers | November-December 2015

Rajiv Vinnakota - Marsha Bonner - Austan Goolsbee - Dr. Scott D. Berns M.D., M.P.H. - Michael Rubinger . . .

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What’s on Dr. Charles Smith’s Bookshelf?

Dr. Charles Smith is the founder and executive director of the David P. Weikart Center for Youth Program Quality, a division of the Forum for Youth Investment . . .

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The Race Our School and Students Didn’t Win: Aging-out of Adolescence

The year before we opened our charter school in St. Louis, another one had closed. It was a school for dropouts, ages 15 to 21. Our school was designed for a similar population: those pushed out of school because of complicated life issues, like homelessness and teenage parenting. We were determined to learn from our predecessor . . .

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