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Sofia Javed ·
In the News: Debate Starts Over COVID-19 Vaccine for Children in New Jersey Schools have been the front line in universal childhood vaccination in the United States since nearly the beginning of childhood vaccines, from the debates in the late 1800s and early 1900s over whether all Massachusetts students get a smallpox vaccine to more widespread mandates for measles and other shots in the 1970s. And in recent years, of course, they have also proven the new battleground in the heated debates...
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Self-Healing Communities Model, Co-Hosted with CTIPP, Second in a series

Dwana Young ·
Self-Healing Communities Model, co hosted with CTIPP Thursday, Feb. 28, 2019, 3-4:00 ET (Noon-1:00 PT) Second in a series on state-to-state best practices featuring the self-healing community model Self-Healing Community Model , Washington, developed networks that promoted collaboration across sectors and empowered local leaders to think about whole systems. The use of data helped prioritize efforts and learn what was working. Beyond Washington State, numerous other states are using the...
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"How to talk policy and influence people": a Law and Justice interview with Dr Wendy Ellis

Dwana Young ·
In this special interview in the "How to talk policy and influence people" series of Law and Justice, I speak with Dr Wendy Ellis, Director of the Center for Community Resilience at The Milken Institute School of Public Health, George Washington University. We discuss journalism, data gathering, analysis and stories. We talk about the significance of the Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) evidence, resilience/protective factors, structural inequity, adverse community environments, the...
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NJ Takes Another Step to Support Youth and Address Racial Equity in Juvenile Justice System

Dwana Young ·
December 22, 2020 The significance of Attorney General Gurbir S. Grewal’s directive to further reform the juvenile justice system is worth highlighting. Advocates for Children of New Jersey (ACNJ) views this directive, which takes effect January 11, 2021, as another step towards building a juvenile justice system that gives youth the support they need as well as addresses racial equity. A key function of the juvenile justice system is to rehabilitate youth, rather than act punitively, and...
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Building Resilient Communities: A Moral Responsibility | Nick Tilsen

Dwana Young ·
Working together creates empowerment. Thunder Valley CDC is a community development organization that is working with the local grassroots people and national organizations in the development of a sustainable regenerative community, that creates jobs, builds homes and creates a National model for alleviating poverty in America’s poorest communities. Nick is a citizen of the Oglala Lakota Nation and the founding Executive Director of the Thunder Valley Community Development Corporation. Nick...
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ACEs Connection: Healing Communities through Connections

Dwana Young ·
The 90-minute professional webinar will introduce family support professionals to the Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) study and deepen their understanding of ACEs science which shows how toxic stress in childhood influences health for a lifetime. They will learn how using an ACEs science lens allows them to reframe behavior from “what’s wrong with you” to “what happened to you”. Participants will discover tools and resources available at ww.acesconnection.com , the world’s largest...
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Healing Communities & Restorative Justice

Dwana Young ·
Building relationships of healing, redemption and reconciliation in families and communities impacted by crime and mass incarceration. We cannot talk about healing communities without talking about restorative justice.
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OYLER - Can a school save a community?

Dwana Young ·
Can a school save a community? Oyler profiles how a "community school" helped fuel a dramatic turnaround in one of Cincinnati's most poverty-stricken neighborhoods, part of a growing national movement to help poor children succeed by meeting their basic health, social, and nutritional needs at school. Before 2006, very few kids from the Lower Price Hill area finished high school, much less went to college. The neighborhood is Urban Appalachian--an insular community with roots in the coal...
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Just Belonging: Finding the Courage to Interrupt Bias | Kori Carew

Dwana Young ·
A moment of racial tension presents a choice. Will we be silent about implicit and unconscious bias, or will we interrupt bias for ourselves and others? Justice, belonging, and community are at stake. Kori Carew is a community builder who generates awareness and understanding of critical human issues by creating the space and climate for open dialogue that is meaningful, enables people to expand their perspective and drive positive change. With grace and truth, she is a disruptor, womanist...
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The Path Forward

Dwana Young ·
A discussion on racial equity in housing and an inclusive economy One in three households — nearly 100 million people across the U.S. — struggle with housing costs that jeopardize their financial security, according to the Aspen Institute. As one of the biggest determinants of financial and physical health, housing can influence a person’s access to education, health care and job opportunities, and has the ability to transform entire communities and strengthen the economy. And yet, while the...
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Caribbean Women's Mental Health

Dwana Young ·
An amazing conversation with Ms. Alethea Bonello, Dr. Dawn Stewart, Dr. Sinead Younge, Dr. Tiesha S Nelson, and Dr. Joanne Spence discuss mental health concerns relevant to women of Caribbean ancestry. Thank you Caribbean Community manager @Adrian Alexander for sharing this. www.AHealingParadigm.com Twitter: @DrIfetayo Instagram: @AHealingParadigm LinkedIn: @Ifetayo Ojelade YouTube: @Ifetayo Ojelade
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It Takes A Village" Beloved Virtual Parent & Community Leaders Celebrate the Female Nucleus

Dwana Young ·
Dear Partner, Parents Engaging Parents (PEP) invites you to join us on March 24th, 25th, 26th 2021 It Takes A Village" Beloved Virtual Parent & Community Leaders Celebrate the Female Nucleus. We will be hosting a three-day engagement discussing topics surrounding Education, Mental Health, Social Justice, and Economics. These topics are centralized around Parents Engaging Parents’ mission and vision, in promoting civic awareness and proactive community advocacy based on the interests of...
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Positive and Adverse Childhood Experiences Webinar | 5/4 @ 12PM

Dwana Young ·
Passaic County Prosecutor, Camelia Valdes is hosting a Community Forum. This event will take place on Tuesday, May 4, 2021 and will be held via Zoom. Topics will include Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) and helpful resource information. Register HERE
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Law and Disability Conference 5/5 @ 9:30AM EST

Dwana Young ·
The Law and Disability Conference is held each year at the New Jersey Law Center and is cosponsored with the Community Health Law Project . This year, we will be pivoting to an online format due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. The topics for the 2021 Law and Disability Conference will include: supportive housing, special needs trusts, Medicaid eligibility and transition from children’s to adult system of care. The 2021 Conference will be held Wednesday, May 5, 2021 from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.
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THE BENEFITS OF BEING VACCINATED

Dr. Cynthia Samuel PhD, RN ·
In recognizing Nurses Week, and School Nurse Day, as an urban community school nurse, I am strongly encouraging you in urban communities to become vaccinated. This COVID-19 pandemic has claimed the lives of so many of our loved ones especially in under-served under-privileged communities. Many are hesitant and resistant in becoming vaccinated with reasons as diverse as the neighborhoods. Awareness and access is critical in turning the tide in this pandemic. Research and science supports...
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Re: THE BENEFITS OF BEING VACCINATED

Dwana Young ·
Thank you so much for sharing @Dr. Cynthia Samuel PhD, RN
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