By Lois R. Shea, Senior Writer and Content Manager |
“Beyond The Stigma” is a year-long series sponsored by the New Hampshire Solutions Journalism Lab at the Nackey S. Loeb School of Communications and funded by the New Hampshire Charitable Foundation, Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, the New Hampshire chapter of the National Alliance on Mental Illness, and private individuals.
During September, the series explored how trauma affects children’s developing brains; how schools are helping kids manage trauma; the programs that help professionals get credentials they need to work in the recovery field; the way a young boy’s life, and his suicide, affected his family; how to spot danger signs of suicide; student-led anti-bullying and mental health awareness campaigns, and more.
Read the full series here.
Giving hard-working New Hampshire kids a roadmap to success
Heather Drolet, 2017 Christa McAuliffe Sabbatical recipient, developed the NH Kids Code curriculum and Confident Coders after-school program. She reflects on her sabbatical year demonstrating those programs and sharing her curricula in schools all over the state
During October, "Solutions Journalism" series explored "hub-and-spoke" lessons from neighboring Vermont, how Manchester's ACERT team is helping children who have been exposed to trauma, and more
Portsmouth sculptor awarded grant that helps cultivate the Piscataqua region’s arts community, boost artists’ careers and helps keep them living and working in the area
The Upper Saco Valley Land Trust works to make sure that North Country farmland remains farmland forever
Diane and her family got stable, affordable housing through Twin Pines Housing. Which meant that she was able to focus on getting well and finding a good job
Lakes Region Child Care provides high-quality early education to 424 infants and children from 28 towns
Members of the Makin’ It Happen Coalition for Resilient Youth see drugs and alcohol as a clear and present danger to their generation. They are deflecting that danger with a potent weapon: the optimism of the young
Neil and Louise Tillotson Fund announces $1.5 million in grants to support efforts in the North Country
Kids will get backpacks filled with nutritious food to keep their bellies full for the weekend. Residents will stay informed with more in-depth news coverage. And more
Dr. Alan Chong on why the power of art should be accessible to all
Here are just a few examples of what happens in New Hampshire communities when people give, and work, together
New Hampshire Legal Assistance’s North Country staff provides civil legal services to those most in need