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Influential Foster Youth Forum Calls for Sweeping Changes to Address Racism, Mental Health Issues [thelundreport.org]

By Ben Botkin, The Lund Report, August 31, 2020 A forum for current and former youth in foster care has called for sweeping changes to help children who have suffered trauma, are entering adulthood or belong to communities of color. The recommendations are the product of the Oregon Foster Youth Connection Policy Conference, a biennial forum for lawmakers, state agency officials, advocates and others interested in the state safety net. The conference, sponsored by the advocacy group Our...
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Connecting Teachers and Families: Virtually Supporting Mental Health

Michael J Polacek ·
Connecting Teachers and Families: Mental Health and Social and Emotional Supports in the Remote/Hybrid Classroom Wednesday, December 2, 2020 2:15 pm ET / 11:15 am PT Register Here The COVID-19 pandemic has created countless challenges for our schools and communities. It is more important than ever for teachers to understand the needs of students and communicate effectively with families because of these challenges and the shift in many communities to remote and hybrid instructional settings.
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The Confess Project: Mental Heath in the Barbershop Movement

Michael J Polacek ·
This is an interesting approach to expanding community capacity and empowering the layperson. I can't find a link to the reported study, but the concept is innovative and worth exploring. Below is the project overview: "Since its inception in May 2016, T he Confess Project has reached over 30,000 individuals nationally. We have been mentioned 100+ times including Local, National, and International Media and Publication Outlets. We are the Nation's First Black Mental Health Movement committed...
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Seize the Awkward

Ruthy Lindvall ·
Starting a conversation with someone about mental health can be uncomfortable. The reality is, taking the time & having the courage to interact with someone can make ALL the difference. This fantastic website, Seize the Awkward , is filled with information, helpful how-to's, & hot lines designed to equip us with better ways to have those chats. If you haven’t checked out their website yet, it’s well worth a look! Head over to https://seizetheawkward.org/. “Anything that’s human is...
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