Masonic Lodge names top educators for Woodland district
Two Woodland educators have been named the Masonic 'Educator of the Year' and 'Teacher of the Year.'Maria Ramirez-Oglesby was selected as the Woodland Joint Unified School District's 'Teacher of the Year' and Debi Sterling won the title of Masonic Lodge 'Educator of the Year.
How Foster Care Wrecked My Life
I said it. It wrecked my life. I could never say it before because foster parenting isn’t supposed to be anything but wonderful and any time you mention your family dynamics (that your paren…
How Can Adults Help Youth Thrive?
For the past 15 years, the Thrive Foundation for Youth has enabled leading researchers to explore the science of thriving, or what it takes to achieve one’s full potential. What they’ve found could turn the tide for millions of disadvantaged youth in America.
These states leave the most mentally ill adults untreated. Guess what else they have in common.
Nearly 568,000 uninsured people who have been diagnosed with a serious mental health condition would have received treatment in 2014 if their states had chosen to expand Medicaid, according to a new study.
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The third annual Environmental Hazards Housing Risk Index from ATTOM Data Solutions, a fused property database, finds about 25% of single-family homes and condos in areas analyzed are located in high-risk zip codes. Read more at HOUSINGWIRE
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Answer the Call
After witnessing a very powerful moment earlier this week, January 29th is now an important day for me for two reasons. First and foremost, this year I got to spend most of the day in the beautiful town of Pinckneyville, Illinois with two wonderful people - George and Betty Culley who run Least of the Brethren
How to Help Children Cope with a Crisis
Save the Children has provided ten tips to help children cope with tragedies like the mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, CT and the Boston Marathon bombing. Learn more
How to Dock a Boat
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