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On the Frontlines in a ‘Cancer Alley,’ Black Women Inspired by Faith Are Powering the Environmental Justice Movement [insideclimatenews.org]

Environmental justice advocate Sharon Lavigne, founder of the group Rise St. James, inside St. James Catholic Church in St. James Parish, Louisiana. Lavigne is a lifelong member of the church. Credit: James Bruggers By James Bruggers, Inside Climate News, February 20, 2023 The brown brick Roman Catholic church that sits here near the Mississippi River, next to dozens of large oil storage tanks, rose in 1930 amid the sugar cane fields of a former plantation. Twenty-two years later, Sharon...

2022 Called to Care RFP – Deadline to submit Sept. 19th

We are pleased to announce the 2022 Called to Care Summit has an open Request for Proposals. Since 2019, The Called to Care Summit has been designed by the community for the community. The 3rd Annual Summit is no different. This year’s Summit is a family-focused event centered on building community capacity to heal; highlighting families and their communities. Presentations will generate innovative ideas and share transformative wisdom and positive actions that address trauma, healing, and...

June 15th CTIPP CAN Call - Toward an Integrated Science of PACEs

Are you interested in learning about new research that integrates the latest brain and social science? Then please join CTIPP’s next Community Action Network (CAN) call on Wednesday, June 15, 2022, from 2:00 - 3:30 p.m. ET / 11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. PT: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/ 742183645 Meeting ID: 742 183 645 +19292056099,,742183645# US (New York) Q&A session after presentations REGISTER / ADD TO CALENDAR The conversation will explore the integrated science of positive and adverse...

Teens to get $350 a month in guaranteed income – see if your child is eligible (newsbreak.com)

NEW ORLEANS youth will get $350 in monthly payments as part of the city's new pilot program. The news was announced May 4 after plans for the program were revealed in November 2021. The announcement came from The Mayor's Office of Youth and Families. According to the press release , the $350 payments make New Orleans the first city to send payments to young people. The program is an effort to help the city's at-risk youth. The relief is meant to connect the teens to education or job programs...

After decades of unmet mental health needs in New Orleans schools, teachers and activists scramble to help kids on the brink (nola.com)

By Kaylee Poche, Staff Writer, www.nola.com/gambit/news April 4, 2022 Amanda Schroeder saw a lot during her time as a school counselor in New Orleans. Schroeder, who now works as the president of the nonprofit Communities in Schools, recalls the time a decade ago when she worked in a public school in New Orleans East. A kindergartener at the school would abruptly bolt from their desk, running out of the classroom without warning. Sometimes, he’d run out of the school building altogether.

Workshop REMINDER: Building the Movement with Populations with High Prevalence of Trauma - Friday @ 1pm EST/10am PST [npscoaliton.org]

We are excited to present the fifth workshop session this Friday and hope you can join us live! Of note, we are now offering participation certificates to those who can be with us live on Friday afternoons and to make that easier we have also decided to shorten this workshop session to 3 hours ! Please help us in #BuildingTheMovement by sharing this workshop series with colleagues and help us reach our next milestone of 3K registered. Day 5 - Building the Movement with Populations with High...

Scholarships now available for Mind Matters Now!

Has the pandemic stressed you out? Want to learn the self-soothing skills of Mind Matters: Overcoming Adversity and Building Resilience directly from the author, Dr. Carolyn Curtis? Good news! The Dibble Institute has received generous funding for scholarships to the online, full 12-lesson series, Mind Matters Now . The course helps teachers, social workers, medical professionals, and others manage their stress by building resilience skills and practices for mental well-being. (CEUs are...

How “Solitary Gardens” Help Envision a World Without Prisons (yesmagazine.org)

In a small patch of green space on Andry Street in New Orleans’ lower ninth ward, nine garden beds lie next to one another, each 6 feet by 9 feet, each the size of one standard solitary-confinement cell. Each garden bed grows a mix of herbs and flowers, among them pansies, stinging nettles, onions, mugwort. They are a mix of plants with medicinal properties and some that just bring pleasure to the eyes, and their growth is limited to the parts of the tiny space where a person would be free...

Recording & Materials from Called to Care 2021 New Orleans Virtual Summit

Recording of Called to Care 2021 New Orleans Virtual Summit A one-day virtual summit held on Tuesday, October 26, 2021 to promote compassionate healing in New Orleans for our children, youth, and their families. Building on the 2019 New Orleans Summit on Compassion & Resilience and Called to Care strategic plan and report , the Called to Care: 2021 New Orleans Virtual Summit brought together mental health and well-being practitioners, community members, sector and systems leaders, and...

Called to Care 2021 New Orleans Virtual Summit

Register for the Summit Today Building on the 2019 New Orleans Summit on Compassion & Resilience and Called to Care strategic plan and report , the Called to Care 2021 New Orleans Virtual Summit will bring together mental health and well-being practitioners, community members, sector and systems leaders, and educators for a day of shared learning, coordination, connection, and action towards compassionate healing in New Orleans for our children, youth and their families. Through...

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