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At the State and Federal Level, We Have Many Options to Address Workforce Shortage
Our own research at the National Council found that 78% of our members are seeing increased demand for services compared to three months ago, and 62% have longer waitlists. In addition, 97% of our members told us they are having difficulty recruiting new employees.
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Mental Wellbeing Pulse Check: A Youth Perspective
As concerns for the mental wellbeing of young adults grow, the National Council’s youth-oriented program, CONNECTED, seeks to better understand the lived experience of youth from underserved communities and partner with them to improve access to mental health supports.
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Promoting Youth Voice: An Organizational Perspective
Kristi Slette, executive director of the Whatcom Family & Community Network, talks about how our CONNECTED program is making a difference.
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ACEs Champion Spotlight: UC Davis – Connecting People to Care
When it comes to reducing Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs), collaboration is key. Just ask Leigh Ann Simmons, Ph.D., M.F.T., FAAHB, a professor and chair in the Department of Human Ecology at University of California, Davis (UC Davis), and co-director of the Perinatal Origins of Disparities (POD) Center.
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Change Is Hard … and Possible … and Necessary
We all know change is hard, especially when the stakes are high. But here’s what I also know: Change is possible and necessary.
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Screening for ACEs has Improved Outcomes and Wellbeing
Mental health and substance use treatment organizations and primary care clinics throughout the nation are quickly learning the value of screening to understand the scope and impact of Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs).
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