“Where you live, where you go to school, the amenities in your community, all those things matter to community health.” Beatriz Solis, southern region director of the California Endowment’s Healthy Communities initiative. Julianna Aguirre, 16, said she realized she could be part of that change when she joined Las Fotos Project last fall.
Participating in public protests could lead students to skill-building and positive civic engagement, especially if teachers engage them in discussion the next day, said one researcher. Critics say students should not protest a legal election that was part of the U.S. democratic process.
Financial incentives matter. They matter in child welfare, too. Most of the discussion of financial incentives in child welfare deals with government incentives – the fact that states can tap into a huge open-ended federal entitlement to hold children in foster care…
The unconditional love necessary to support building the American Dream starts with accessing high-quality education. As the knowledge base grows, so should awareness and empathy for individuals afflicted by injustice. Until there is widespread understanding that institutionalized racism is ingrained in the very systems designed to help individuals, no man, woman or child can be equal or truly free.
Making sure doctors are trained in prevention and treatment is critical. Assuring that addiction is addressed in routine medical practice will help to finally shed the stigma of these health problems that makes us reluctant to discuss them.
October is Youth Justice Awareness Month, and as consensus builds in the Senate and the House around the need for criminal justice reform, the effort to reauthorize the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act (JJDPA) is gaining momentum.