Effective homework help can reduce stress for students and their families.
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A scholar who used to evaluate after-school programs says they should do more than just be a place for kids to hang out and socialize.
As the pandemic continues to pose new challenges, libraries are finding ways to better meet the needs of their communities.
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A scholar of literature for children and young adults shares her insights on how to better connect children with literature and libraries with their communities.
It’s time there was a serious policy response to the other key drivers of homicide rates, like poverty and austerity.
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Vulnerable young people have been failed by austerity policies that have decimated the services meant to protect them.
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A round up of evidence-based views on the knife crime epidemic – including what action is really needed to prevent more young lives being lost.
Walking on by.
Young people are being put off claiming benefits – and it’s costing both them, and society.
Young people know what’s good for them.
The move may be welcomed by politicians and youth workers, but by focusing on future outcomes, Labour’s plans repeat a well-worn pattern.
Libraries are a good place for kids to hole up during emergencies.
With a little advance planning and creativity, librarians can help keep kids and teens busy and safe during emergencies.
Has D.A.R.E. moved beyond the “just say no” days of the ‘80’s and '90’s?
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Jeff Sessions was met with considerable skepticism when he announced his desire to revive D.A.R.E. But it turns out that the current program is nothing like the ineffective D.A.R.E. of the ‘80’s and '90’s.
If charities spend all their time quantifying their work, they won’t be able to do it.
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The goal of youth-centred charities is to provide a public benefit by helping and caring for young people in a variety of ways. The public, government, and funders should do their best to support these…
Would sex ed have changed anything?
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Proposals to force all schools to teach a compulsory sex education curriculum from primary level up and to restrict the right of parents to opt-out their children are back on the parliamentary agenda…
British children are among the saddest.
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It was reported last week that spending on youth services is down by one third, with some budgets cut by 78%. The cuts to youth service budgets have been called “disproportionate” by Tim Loughton, the…