Posts Tagged as "Youth"

Childhood Trauma Is Common and Can Be Devastating—But Damage Can Be Overcome

Apr. 7, 2014 / By
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State Assembly Hearing: Childhood Trauma Is Common and Can Be Devastating—But Damage Can Be Overcome

At Los Angeles Hearing, Researchers Release Groundbreaking Survey Data Linking Child Abuse and Neglect to Heart Attack, Depression, Obesity, Binge Drinking, and Other Health Risks; Experts Say Greatest Effects Concentrated in Low Income Communities

Students and Educators Highlight Approaches Proven to Get Kids Back on Track

Los Angeles, CA – Experiencing trauma and abuse can have a devastating impact on a child’s life, but lots of love and a little community support can help kids recover, according to experts participating in a California Assembly Committee hearing in downtown Los Angeles on Friday...

To Long Beach Election Candidates: Don’t Forget The Youth!

Mar. 25, 2014 / By
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Jessica Quintana is Executive Director of Centro CHA and a tireless advocate for community issues. One that she holds strong feelings about are those around Youth and Violence...

Young & Not Invincible: Health Dept. Responds to Youths’ Statements on Affordable Care Act

Mar. 19, 2014 / By
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One in four young people currently don’t have healthcare, according to a study by the Young Invincibles, a national organization committed to mobilizing and expanding opportunities for young people age 18 to 34...

Residents Share Personal Stories at People’s State of the City

Mar. 13, 2014 / By
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Last week, as hundreds gathered to raise awareness about the top issues affecting Long Beach at the People’s State of the City event in North Long Beach, VoiceWaves spoke to residents and community leaders about how their own personal stories connected with the issues being discussed: living wage, pollution, public safety and education...

VoiceWaves Reporter’s Video Screening at San Diego Latino Film Festival

Mar. 12, 2014 / By
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Veteran VoiceWaves Reporter Michael Lozano video, Life After DACA: One Policy, Different Outcomes, will screen Saturday, March 15 at the 21st Annual San Diego Latino Film Festival...

How LB Young Men of Color Are Committing to Succeeding in School

Mar. 5, 2014 / By
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[Ed. Note]: Last week, over 400 students in Long Beach convened together at California State University, Long Beach to talk about the issues they face as boys and men of color...

Hundreds Of LB Boys & Men of Color Gather to ‘Turn Up 4 Change’

Mar. 3, 2014 / By
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About 400 middle and high school students from Long Beach Unified School District attended “Turn Up For Change,” a boys and men of color summit organized by a coalition of local organizations on Tuesday, Feb...

Youth Radio Podcast: This Isn’t Just Teen Angst. It’s Depression

Mar. 2, 2014 / By
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Today on the Youth Radio podcast, we talk to an advocate for teens afflicted with mental illness about whether there’s a link between gun violence and mental illness...

How To Be A Good Trans Youth Ally: Tips From An LB Youth

Feb. 28, 2014 / By
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The first time I told a therapist that I was transgender at 15-years-old, I was immediately asked, “Aren’t you too young to know that?”..

Boys and Men of Color Summit

Feb. 27, 2014 / By
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Over 450 middle and high school students gathered at California State University, Long Beach on Tuesday, February 25 for a day of empowerment...

Youth Steering Committee aims to boost options for young people

Feb. 22, 2014 / By
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In this video story, Alondra Young and Kevin Do talking about the Youth Steering Committee and Building Healthy Communities...

After Parents’ Deportation, U.S. Children Face Mental Struggles

Feb. 18, 2014 / By
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Above: Myrna Orozco says that her therapist diagnosed her with PTSD, but she had to stop seeing the therapist because she could not afford it anymore...