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Bridges to Health and Healthcare: How SES environments are linked to health disparities and health behaviors

April 14, 2015 Published by

Bridges to Health and Healthcare co-author and aha! Process consultant, Terie Dreussi-Smith, outlines the relationship between SES environments and health disparities and behaviors in her newest white paper. Topics include: – What are the contributing factors that link socioeconomic status (SES) factors to health and health behaviors? – How does Bridges...

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Getting Ahead while Getting Out model gives pre-release individuals head start on future

April 9, 2015 Published by

A prisoner reentry model to reduce recidivism through learning, building resources, accountability and collaboration. Getting Ahead while Getting Out is a ground-breaking prisoner reentry model with the goal of engaging incarcerated people, their families, volunteers, community organizations, and people in corrections as problem solvers who work shoulder to shoulder to create...

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Why attend our Addressing the Challenges of Poverty National Conference?

March 26, 2015 Published by

@ljacksonahaproc Because this conference looks at reducing poverty in your communities through the lens of economic class. Because, it uses the core constructs and strategies of Bridges Out of Poverty, A Framework for Understanding Poverty, Understanding and Engaging Under-Resourced College Students, Getting Ahead and other core products in the strategy....

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Tucker Signing Strategies

March 13, 2015 Published by

Are you looking for a developmentally appropriate tool for teaching decoding in Kindergarten that works quickly? Are you looking for a whole class approach?  Are you looking for a way to get special education students to read better – particularly boys? Tucker Signing Strategy is an inexpensive strategy for teaching decoding....

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Getting Ahead grads are going to work. But what if available jobs add to instability?

March 4, 2015 Published by

@PhilDeVol Summary:  People completing Getting Ahead in a Just-Gettin’-By World (GA) frequently enter a work world of instability and disengagement. Instability is associated with flex hours, temporary work, outsourced contractual work, and part-time jobs instead of full-time work. Disengagement comes from being expendable to the employer; not having a meaningful...

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Kindergarteners out of control? What to do?

February 26, 2015 Published by

As I travel across the United States and ask elementary educators what their biggest issue is, I increasingly get the answer “Kindergarteners are out of control.” Why is this happening? John Bowlby’s research on attachment and bonding is very instructive: He put 6-year olds in a room with a two-way mirror...

Why do more males get identified for special education?

February 18, 2015 Published by

Approximately 50% of the student population is female, and 50% is male. Yet the majority of students in special education tend to be male, and 85% of educators in America are female. Simply from a numbers perspective, this does not make sense. The male and female student population are approximately equal;...

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Why bother with reframing?

February 11, 2015 Published by

@RuthWeirich When working with those that live in daily instability – well, let’s face it, with any colleague, client, student, family member or friend – it is important to frame the message in a way that is meaningful to the recipient. We are looking for a “win,” and reframing allows...

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Are you struggling to implement a new initiative?

February 5, 2015 Published by

Are you struggling to implement a new initiative? Whenever a new mandate comes, or a new program gets selected for a campus or district, implementation becomes an issue. Some basic guidelines help increase the level of implementation faster and lessen the frustration for everyone.   Use simpler processes that take less...

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A practical tool kit for emotional wellness

January 27, 2015 Published by

Our newest book, How Much of Yourself Do You Own? (scheduled for release on Tuesday, February 10th), serves as a practical tool kit for individuals, self-help groups, peer-support groups, and therapy groups seeking change and emotional wellness. The book contains insights and tools drawn from research-based change principles, as well as the authors’...