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Incorporating Nature into Urban Planning for Better Mental Health (wakeup-world.com)

Mental health issues are a growing concern in today’s modern world. Around 450 million people suffer from mental illness of some kind, but only one in three of those people actively seek treatment. We do know that interaction with nature provides benefits for mental health and being around nature has been shown to have a positive effect on those suffering form anxiety, depression and stress. Formal ecotherapy programs are on the rise – but in our increasingly urbanised world, how can we help...

Universal free lunch is linked to better test scores in New York City, new report finds [chalkbeat.org]

Offering all students free lunch helps boost academic performance, a new report, which looked at meal programs in New York City middle schools, shows. The study, out of Syracuse University’s Center for Policy Research, assessed the impact of universal free lunch on students who previously didn’t have access to such a meals program. Researchers found “statistically significant” bumps in reading and math state test scores once students attended schools with universal free lunch. One way to...

Identification of Children at Risk for Mental Health Problems in Primary Care - Development of a Prediction Model With Routine Health Care Data [the lancet.com]

By Nynke R. Koning, Frederike L. Büchner, Robert R.J.M. Vermeiren, Mathilde R. Crone, and Mattjs E. Numans Background Despite being common and having long lasting effects, mental health problems in children are often under-recognised and under-treated. Improving early identification is important in order to provide adequate, timely treatment. We aimed to develop prediction models for the one-year risk of a first recorded mental health problem in children attending primary care. Methods We...

High Ambitions For Health Equity in the Americas [thelancet.com]

By The Lancet Public Health, October 17, 2019 On Oct 1, 2019, the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) published Just Societies: Health Equity and Dignified Lives, the report of the Commission on Equity and Health Inequalities in the Americas—a Commission established by PAHO, chaired by Sir Michael Marmot, and tasked to analyse the effect of drivers influencing health, while proposing actions to address health inequalities in the region. The report finds that, although there have been...

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Grants for music 'therapy'?

Hi all, Does anyone know of grant opportunities for our SOAR! Youth & Adult Choir? this choir is a Colorado Based Non-Profit that specializes in serving diverse youth including youth who are in adoptive homes, foster homes, in kinship placement, youth from single parent families as well as those who are challenged by a mental or physical health issues. We are inclusive of all youth regardless of sexuality and/or religion. The goal of SOAR! is to create an intergenerational community that...Read More...
I am looking for researchers who could evaluate the ACEs data fndhope.org has collected in a medical registry on Functional Neurological Disorders ( FND Scientific Registry ). We are looking for someone who can evaluate the data we have and compare it to other health conditions and their related ACEs score. It would be great to get a paper published out of this evaluation and possibly present it at an upcoming conference in June 2020. Does anyone have suggestions on researchers who may be...Read More...
Last Reply By Abraham Salians · First Unread Post
Question from a community member. I am a Social Worker who is paired with a Sheriff - we both address the same situations - but we differ in our approach. Part of my role is to provide trauma-informed training for law enforcement personnel. The question of ACEs among law enforcement and military comes up frequently, but I don’t have the data they’re seeking. Any leads, ideas, suggestions?Read More...
Last Reply By Suzie Gruber · First Unread Post

Preventing ACEs!

John Trayser
Shouldn't we be teaching parenting at the hospital level as a mandatory policy? Dr Felitti usually suggests in his speeches how very valuable better parenting would be for all of us. It creates a great win-win and most importantly prevents a lifelong battle with trauma for our children. It has been the focus of most of my efforts and have a new book about preventing ACEs on Amazon. I would love to make a series of videos that could be watched in an auditorium setting nationally. It may not...Read More...
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