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Sara McCullough

By Sara McCullough

Top Tips: Doing our P.A.R.T. to be Trauma-Informed

Mon, March 13, 2017

Mother and daughter doing arts and crafts

Part Two of our mini-series offers top-tips on promoting self-care and helping others heal.

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Sara McCullough

By Sara McCullough

Inside-Out: The Trauma-Informed Care Approach

Fri, February 10, 2017

Girl Smiling

Trauma-informed care is changing the way we address our region’s most critical issues. Here’s why.

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Diane Castelbuono

By Diane Castelbuono

A “Whole Child” Approach to Education

Thu, January 02, 2014

Early academic success begins with a safe, caring and quality learning environment – both in school and at home. However, for young children who have experienced trauma, such as physical or emotional abuse, neglect, hunger, or exposure to violence, the impact often manifests itself in behavioral and developmental issues in the classroom setting.

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Chris Murray

By Chris Murray

Early Education the Best Crime Deterrent

Tue, November 06, 2012

Early Education the Best Crime Deterrent
“Research is clear that the earlier our investment in a child's life occurs, the greater the payoff,” says Jill Michal and Ann O'Brien Schmieg of United Way of Greater Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey. We hope you had the opportunity to read their important commentary, "Early Education the Best Crime Deterrent," in The Philadelphia Inquirer. More»
Ann O'Brien Schmieg

By Ann O'Brien Schmieg

United Way’s Healthy Parenting Initiative in Action

Mon, October 22, 2012

United Way's Healthy Parenting Initiative in Action

Parents are their children’s first teachers but often need guidance and support to provide a safe, caring and quality learning environment at home. And if parents themselves are coming from a difficult background, the impact on the child manifests itself in behavioral and developmental issues. Behavioral challenges in preschool and early childhood settings often result in expulsion, leaving the root causes of issue unaddressed.

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