Healthy Relationships

One of the best ways to get kids excited about good food is to get them into the kitchen. Besides the fun of making a meal, you’ll be cooking up some family togetherness. This is especially important if kids have experienced trauma or adversity, which increases...

At KIPP DC Quest Academy in Washington, D.C., teacher Randy Whetzel and his student Khamari are playing a relaxed game of Uno. The mood is light-hearted and companionable. As they compete, their banter is punctuated by the slap of cards on the table. Khamari meets with...

Research shows that pets can be a source of deep comfort and security to children. For youngsters suffering from Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs), a pet can even help support healing from trauma by boosting their sense of safety, connection and resilience, according to the Child Trauma...

In his twenties, Lorenzo Lewis of Arkansas worked at a juvenile detention center with troubled teens. Many were African American males who suffered from trauma and depression from rough childhoods, but almost none had received any treatment before their encounter with the law. Lewis came...