Supporting Youth With Adverse Backgrounds: Former Pro Football Player Shares Valuable Advice

Shift Everything welcomes former NFL player Gaelin Elmore, a speaker and presenter who shares his story growing up in the foster care system and explains the importance of giving a young person with an adverse background a sense of belonging.

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US Leaders Discuss Causes, Solutions to Youth Mental Health Crisis

At a Boston University School of Public Health webinar in June 2023, US Sen. Edward J. Markey of Massachusetts quieted the virtual room by citing two statistics. “Nearly 1 in 3 youth seriously considered attempting suicide in 2021,” said Markey, citing a recent CDC report. “And nearly 3 in 5 US teen girls felt persistently …
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7 Must-Know Facts about the Latino Youth Mental Crisis

Youth are facing a mental health crisis that is so widespread that U.S. Surgeon General Dr. Vivek H. Murthy has issued a new advisory calling it an “urgent public health issue.” That is especially true for Latino youth. But why? Let’s explore the mental health challenges impacting Latino youth, and how we can make a …
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The Need for Mental Health Resources for Latino Youth

Young Latinos face many barriers when it comes to mental health support and resources.   The National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) has highlighted ongoing projects and resources that contribute to decreasing the disparities that plague the Latino youth mental health crisis.   “Evidence indicates that Hispanic and Latino youth have pressing mental health needs and are …
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How This Latino Student Group Campaigned to Remove Discriminatory School Policing

Thanks to the efforts from the student-led community organization Gente Organizada, Pomona Unified School District will no longer allow police patrols to monitor campuses. The decision comes after years of campaigning against discriminatory practices by school police, which was amplified after the racial justice protests of 2020. Removing school police means Latino youth are safer …
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The power of supportive relationships for youth experiencing unstable and unsafe home environments

Childhood experiences like abuse, neglect, or household dysfunction – also called Adverse Childhood Experiences or ACEs – can have a lasting impact on children’s and adolescent health and well-being. The good news is that having people who care about them, including friends, school staff, and other adult mentors, can help lessen the negative effects of […]

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