We Will Support Black, Brown Men Now More Than Ever

We will continue to lift our voices when we see the narrative for our young black and brown men being framed from the lens of criminal behavior, and not from a place of healing, with little to no acknowledgement of the systemic racism and trauma that this population has been through. It is our duty as social workers to fight this fight.

Vote To Give Youth Multiple Chances

The American dream depends on the idea that we all start with a chance to succeed, but the reality is that too many young people are born into situations without ever having a fair first chance.

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Why Asking ‘Where’ Matters When Working with Youth Exposed to Violence

The data seem to indicate that youth who are exposed to violence across multiple settings are likely to have few, if any, locations in which they feel safe from violence. Aggressive and violent conduct for these youth may be a manifestation of their trauma.
Understanding the extent of ETV and how violence affects these youth is necessary to target the appropriate population with the appropriate level of care.

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Stop Solitary for Kids: The Movement Grows

In just the last month or so, the National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges (NCJFCJ) and the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) joined a growing list of national organizations calling for an end to the solitary confinement of young people in this country.