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Fight for Life, Indianapolis, IN
October 22, 2021

Pediatricians Say the Mental Health Crisis Among Kids Has Become a National Emergency

Source: NPR | Repost Fight for Life Foundation 10/22/2021 -A coalition of the nation’s leading experts in pediatric health has issued an urgent warning declaring the mental health crisis among children so dire that it has become a national emergency.The declaration was penned by the American Academy of Pediatrics, the…

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Fight for Life, Indianapolis, IN
October 22, 2021

Data-driven SEL: How It Can Help Meet Your Students’ Needs

Source: Getting Smart | Repost Fight for Life Foundation 10/22/2021 -Imagine this scenario: you’re a school counselor and you’ve noticed a change in one of your students. It’s subtle. Perhaps the student is shy and has shared with a teacher that he or she wants to make more friends. You…

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October 18, 2021

Fight for Life Presents Building Dreams Research Findings at the 2021 INSA Conference

The second International Network for School Attendance Conference was hosted online from Melbourne, Australia and featured four keynote addresses from Hedy Chang (Director of ‘Attendance Works’ in the USA), Megan Gilmour (TEDx Speaker and CEO of ‘Missing School’ in Australia), David Heyne (INSA Co-Founder and Leiden University in The Netherlands)…

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Fight for Life, Indianapolis, IN
October 08, 2021

School Nurses Office Visit Data Could Help Aid In Student Achievement

The Fight for Life Foundation and the Paramount Health Data Project have partnered together to help students perform better academically in the classroom. Understanding why students are visiting the nurse’s office more frequently are breadcrumbs to deeper issues that are known to disrupt education and learning. Dr. Addie Angelov and…

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Fight for Life, Indianapolis, IN
October 05, 2021

Are Adverse Childhood Experiences Our Biggest Health Problem?

Source: Paces Connection | Repost Fight for Life Foundation 10/5/2021 -Back in 1998, medical doctors Vincent Felitti and Robert Anda, found that ten adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) independently predicted a wide range of psychological and medical disorders in adulthood in a stepwise fashion. That is, the more ACEs people experienced…

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Fight for Life, Indianapolis, IN
October 05, 2021

Empathy: Perhaps The Most Important Quality Of Our Time

Source: Greator | Repost Fight for Life Foundation 10/5/2021 -Why might empathy be perhaps the most important quality of our time? In a world marked by profound changes, the following are Support and orientation two important resources. This support and orientation are provided by values and qualities that should actually…

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Fight for Life, Indianapolis, IN
October 04, 2021

The Power Of Empathy In Our Society

What is empathy and why is it important in our society? This video from Lessons for SEL does a great job of explaining empathy and sharing relevant examples to help us understand. Enjoy the video!

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Fight for Life, Indianapolis, IN
October 04, 2021

Understanding Why A Child Might Not Listen Properly

A child not listening during lessons does not necessarily mean they are being disrespectful – children are often extra sensitive to internal and external environments which can impact their ability to listen.Credit to: Heidi and Me. Our Neurodiversity Journey.https://www.facebook.com/GenMindful.com | Raising An Emotionally Healthy World

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Fight for Life, Indianapolis, IN
September 21, 2021

Every Kid Needs A Champion - Rita Pierson

Rita Pierson, a teacher for 40 years, once heard a colleague say, “They don’t pay me to like the kids.” Her response: “Kids don’t learn from people they don’t like.'” In this video TED talk, Rita talks about the need for a rousing call to educators to believe in their…

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Fight for Life, Indianapolis, IN
September 19, 2021

Local Schools See Increase In Violence, Aggression Among Students

Source: wrtv.com | Repost Fight for Life Foundation 9/19/2021 -Mental health professionals and school district leaders are reporting a troubling trend in the classrooms. They say they have noticed an increase in violence and aggression among students.On September 8, a student at North Central High School stabbed a classmate, critically…

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