Diversity in Literacy

Diversity in Literacy Children and youth having culturally congruent literature to read is imperative for supporting their educational success and fostering their love of reading. Additionally, diverse literacy options help youth understand and respect the cultures of others. Here are some suggested books and materials for Hispanic Heritage month: Book Lists Teaching for Change:  Afro-Latinx Book List: https://socialjusticebooks.org/booklists/afro-latinx/ (Elementary Grades,...

Stand Up Speak Out: Prevent Bullying Now! October is National Bullying Prevention month. Youth Thrive, in conjunction with our Wake County community of partners, is launching our annual Bullying Prevention Campaign: STAND UP! SPEAK OUT! Bullying is a significant problem plaguing our schools and our communities. More than 3.2 million students fall victim to a bully every...

Raise the Age

Raise the Age Calling All Wake County Youth Service Providers! New legislation to raise the age of juvenile court jurisdiction in North Carolina will go into effect in December of 2019. Learn what this means for youth programs, the impact on youth, and how programs can prepare. Presenters: William Lassiter, Deputy Secretary for Juvenile Justice Cindy Porterfield,...

Sexually Transmitted Diseases in Youth on the Rise Article by: Edie Alfano-Sobsey, PhD, MSPH, MT (ASCP), Human Services Program Manager/Epidemiologist, Wake County Government Sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), most notably chlamydia and gonorrhea, have risen dramatically in Wake County, especially among our youth. In the past 5 years, overall rates have increased 30% for chlamydia and...

School Based CC Team Expands Model

From the: Quarterly news from Alliance Community Relations,  July 2016 After serving 400 people in the past year, the Alliance School Based Care Coordination team model has been expanded to ensure a continuum of care for children who are being discharged from a Psychiatric Residential Treatment Facility (PRTF). The initiative was developed in collaboration...

Will Power and Won’t Power

By Dr. Susanne Gaddis Until recently, most of us assumed that we needed great willpower to reach our goals.  Now, according to the latest research conducted by Harvard graduate Angela Duckworth, reaching your goals may also be a function of how much “won’t power” you have. Willpower keeps you focused on what you intend...

Moan-a-Lisa?

By Dr. Susanne Gaddis What do you say when you talk about yourself? Do you draw attention to your positive attributes and build yourself up?   Or, do you share negative characteristics and tear yourself down? Consider these sorts of statements: “I’m just not good at this.” “I’m so disorganized.” “I guess I’m just not...

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