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Movement Therapy: The Solution to Making Schools Autism-Friendly

A growing amount of research shows that movement therapy — an emerging therapy that combines movement and music with positive behavior support strategies — has become an effective way to help those with autism. Recent studies indicate that activities like dancing and boxing can benefit anyone diagnosed with the disorder, but especially children, as they [...]

By | November 27th, 2019|Children, Daniel Neiditch, National|0 Comments

Can NYC Use Finland’s Model to Solve Homelessness?

In the past several years, homelessness in New York City has reached its highest levels since the Great Depression of the 1930s. As of June 2019, 60,849 homeless people spend each night in New York City’s municipal shelter system, while thousands more unsheltered homeless people sleep in the streets or other public areas. It’s shocking [...]

Why is America’s Teen Suicide Rate Rising While Other Nations’ Rates are Falling?

The United States is in the grips of a deadly and disastrous trend: growing suicide rates among teens and young people. The number of teen suicidal thoughts, suicide attempts and self harm continue to increase, more than doubling from less than half a percent in 2008 to 2 percent in 2015. In 2016, suicide became [...]

5 Things You Can Do Today to Help Stop Teen Suicide

Teen suicide has reached almost epidemic proportions, with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention noting a 70 percent rise between 2006 and 2016, the most recent year statistics were available. Suicide is an issue with no easy answers; the reasons it happens can almost feel impossible to fully understand. But there are action steps [...]

By | January 7th, 2019|Suicide Prevention|0 Comments

Checking In on DeBlasio’s Homeless Outreach Overhaul

Homelessness is not a new problem for New York City. But over the years, it has continued to rise, with the troubling trend of families and children being displaced in all corners of the five boroughs. Now, efforts from Mayor de Blasio and the city to overhaul homeless shelters and create affordable housing are underway. [...]

By | November 8th, 2018|Homelessness|0 Comments

Homeless, Hungry, and In College

It’s nice to have a rosy view of the college years--a time of personal growth and learning. Bright-eyed young people are figuring out who they are or want to be in a world full of opportunities. We often imagine that the stress of college life ends at too much homework or roommate drama. However, for [...]

By | September 10th, 2018|Homelessness|0 Comments

Is Eliminating Homelessness Possible? These Communities Say Yes

Eradicating homelessness in a community won't protect some of its members from needing to spend a night on the streets. This seems counterintuitive; after all, doesn't eliminating homeless hinge on ending the need for homelessness? In a perfect world, maybe — but we don't live in a utopia, and we're not likely to stumble into [...]

By | June 25th, 2018|Homelessness|0 Comments

Can Corporate Philanthropy End Homelessness?

Where the public sector falls short, private philanthropy through individual or corporate donors has stepped in to give vital support. In areas like community development, education, and humanitarian aid, corporate philanthropy has demonstrated real value in helping stem the major problems of today. Maybe because it lacks glamor of the arts or the universality of [...]

By | May 1st, 2018|Homelessness|0 Comments

Homeless Youth – The Invisible Problem

The years between age 18 and 25 are often thought of as the defining times of our lives. These are the years when young people begin to find their place in the world, whether in education, meaningful employment, or starting their own families. Sadly, there’s an overlooked cohort of this age group who are simply [...]

By | January 19th, 2018|Homelessness|0 Comments

New York’s Homeless Grade Schoolers: a Growing Concern

A mention of New York City’s homeless problem will most likely conjure up an image of a grown man huddled in a corner or sitting on the sidewalk, begging for change. While this may represent the most visually present cohort of the city’s homeless, a disconcertingly fast-growing number of the city’s homeless don’t fit this [...]

By | November 30th, 2017|Homelessness|0 Comments