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.
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.”
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.
Today we know that short sleep durations and sleepless nights have reached epidemic proportions in the United States. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that more than a third of U.S. adults do not sleep as long as recommended, and childhood sleep deprivation is a common issue.
My life seemed like something right out of a horror flick — and my mother — well, she could have won an Oscar for her role as the sick, evil, twisted alcoholic mother who hated her son so much that she would beat him for any reason — or for simply no reason at all.
Eleven-year-old Violeta Esquivel feels uncomfortable in President Donald Trump's America, especially after he announced the phasing out of the DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) program. A few months ago, she witnessed her stepfather get deported and is now turning to poetry to cope with the trauma and to spread messages of peace.