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Against All Odds: Helping Kids Survive and Thrive

Years ago, I read an article in the Sunday New York Times entitled “Against the Odds, 2 Teenagers Prevail.” This story, about a brother and sister who exemplify resilience, has a message for all of us who work with children and youth. School officials knew the siblings to be engaged and challenged. Both participated inREAD MORE >>

Coordinated School Health from the Ground Up

After serving the American School Health Association (ASHA) since late 2013, I figured it was about time I attended my local, Arlington County School Health Advisory Board (SHAB) meeting. I signed up for notifications over a year ago, I joined their Facebook page many months ago, but I had not yet made it to aREAD MORE >>

Why Am I Here? Musings on Health Education, Media, and Teens

I was honored to serve on a panel for Teens, Health, and Technology: How Teens Use Online and Mobile Health Information and Tools, presented by the Center for Media and Human Development at Northwestern University and held at the Pew Charitable Trusts Conference Center in Washington, DC on June 2. When I looked at theREAD MORE >>