Lunch, Learn & Connect 1.13.2021

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Runaway and Homeless Youth, Mental Health, and Trauma-Informed Care
Young people run away or become homeless for a variety of reasons, many of which can be linked to psychological and emotional trauma. Whether it’s abuse, the consequences of living in poverty, a lack of empathy and support for their self-identity, or some combination of the three, runaway and homeless youth (RHY) often experience significant …
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Urban Teens Propose Violence Prevention Strategies
When urban teens were asked to identify solutions for reducing violence in their New Haven, Connecticut community, their recommendations were loud and clear: They hoped for better employment opportunities, more after-school activities, and a cleaner city environment. The teens’ suggestions are the culmination of a unique project called Youth Haven in which 12 youth ambassadors …
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A Sheriff And A Doctor Team Up To Map Childhood Trauma
The University of Florida's Dr. Nancy Hardt has an unusual double specialty: She's both a pathologist and an OB-GYN. For the first half of her career, she brought babies into the world. Then she switched — to doing autopsies on people after they die. "I want to prevent what I'm seeing on the autopsy table. …