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Archive: December 2016

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How important is social connectivity to health?

December 22, 2016 | Integration | Comments
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SAMHSA-HRSA Center for Integrated Health Solutions


Social connectivity – spending time with friends and family, taking part in group activities or having a sense of community – may be among the most important predictors of health. Study upon study shows the myriad ways human connection plays a valuable role in positively supporting a person’s physical and mental health. Having strong social […]

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The Importance of Trauma-Sensitive Schools

December 12, 2016 | Trauma | Trauma Resilience | Comments
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Melissa Bolton

National Council for Behavioral Health

“Students who have experienced trauma have a completely different worldview,” Pamela Black, educational consultant for trauma-sensitive schools. Walk into any classroom in America and take a look around. You’ll likely see an average of 30 students, a teacher, some colorful decorations and an assortment of notebooks and backpacks. Know what you won’t see? You won’t […]

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