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Preventing and Eliminating Adverse Childhood Experiences by Promoting and Empowering All Children to Excel in Atlanta, GA. The Center for Family and Community Wellness, Inc. is the parent organization of all PEACEXPEACE communities.

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Providing Food and Jobs for Atlanta Residents During the Pandemic [aecf.org]

By The Annie E. Casey Founation, November 2, 2020 Over the past several months, thousands of Atlantans have found themselves struggling to afford groceries after the COVID-19 pandemic put them out of work . At the same time, many churches, food pantries and relief organizations have faced difficulties keeping up with requests for food and have seen a dip in volunteers — as many people have stayed home to avoid potential exposure to the novel coronavirus. The Atlanta-based humanitarian...

How Housing Fared at the Ballot [nextcity.org]

By Jared Brey, Next City, November 10, 2020 The presidential election was still far from being decided last week when Ruy Arango, chair of the “No Eviction Without Representation” (NEWR) campaign in Boulder, Colorado, told Boulder Beat that he’d seen enough. Ballot measure 2B, which would levy a tax on landlords to fund legal representation for tenants facing eviction, was ahead by a healthy margin. Arango and the NEWR campaign were “pretty confident” it would pass, and he was going to bed,...

The Pandemic Is Raging. Here's How to Support Your Grieving Students [edweek.org]

By Brittany R. Collins, Education Week, November 12, 2020 Over the past few decades, trauma-informed teaching has gained ground in the United States, yet rarely is grief included in the conversation. In the midst of a global pandemic, with teachers and students confronting loss in and outside the classroom in new and myriad ways, it is more critical than ever to apply a grief-sensitive lens to our conversations about curricula and trauma in the school system. We are not the people we were a...

In medical schools, students seek robust and mandatory anti-racist training [washingtonpost.com]

By Elizabeth Lawrence, The Washington Post, November 8, 2020 Betial Asmerom, a fourth-year medical student at the University of California at San Diego, didn’t have the slightest interest in becoming a doctor when she was growing up. As an adolescent, she helped her parents — immigrants from Eritrea who spoke little English — navigate the health-care system in Oakland, Calif. She saw physicians who were disrespectful to her family and uncaring about treatment for her mother’s cirrhosis,...

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