There are several instances of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) documented in the world, especially in areas experiencing conflict and turmoil. These war-torn areas are plagued by violence and destitution. “The inner city has often been described as an urban war zone in that children experience similar events and consequences to children living in war-torn nations.” (Garbarino, Kostelny, and Dubrow 1991) Due to economic, social, and environmental factors found in these inner cities, there is a large population of youth who develop and suffer from PTSD. These children are known as at-risk youth.
At-risk youth witness and are victims of acts of violence such as murder, assault, and rape. They experience traumas very early on and continue to throughout their lifetimes. In Elizabeth, New Jersey, the instances of these events are rampant. These children are some of the most vulnerable of the population and often will face negative life outcomes such as educational failure, unemployment, addiction, incarceration, and death. Without intervention, the life chances of at-risk youth are diminished.
For my final project at @thenewschool, as a Public and Urban Policy student, I was tasked to research and address: how to use art to create safe spaces for at-risk youth in Elizabeth, New Jersey for my client @hurtjohnprogram. The goal was to provide the organization with solutions on how to use art help alleviate some of the risks that these children face. Keep up with #Hurtjohn to see what’s to come!
Special thank you to all those who were involved! @hurtjohn_, @restorativefamilyservices, @schekinah and more!
The way we analyze, DOES MATTER A LOT! Jadi kangen kerja with one of my best teammate @nurrahmanwaluyo he is one of the best young linear thinker I know in my professional life.
We never get tired of applauding the work HACU National Internship Program has done over the last 25 years.
Ana Quintana is a Policy Analyst, for Latin America at The Heritage Foundation. She leads the foundation’s efforts U.S. policy toward Latin America. She concentrates largely on issues of security cooperation, democratic governance and economic freedom. Through HACU, she interned with the US Agency for International Development
#MeetTheTeamMonday – Meet Shawna, a Business Manager and Fiscal & Policy Analyst in the County Executive Office. Shawna started at the County in 2012, but she has been in finance for more than 15 years beginning in auditing. It might explain her focus on process improvements and creating efficiency. Originally from Northern California, Shawna worked at UCSB before the County was fortunate to hire her. We value Shawna’s spirit of innovation and customer focus. As an example, Shawna once developed and implemented a new software system to replace a paper process that included training 1,000 system users. She performs her work with a smile and positive attitude, and is known to say, “You have to create your own sunshine, every day.” In her spare time, Shawna loves spending time with family, long-distance running with friends, playing with her beloved dog, and making boutique style candles. #ThisIsWhoWeAre#ThisIsWhyIWorkHere#leadership#teamwork#publicservice#Renew22#SantaBarbaraCounty#accounting#finance#businessmanager#fiscalanalyst#policyanalyst
Here is one of my favourite #academic nonsenses. The sentence above (and its many variants) is what you spot on the first page of 99% of #papers presented in academic venues. A void statement: why would I ask colleagues not to circulate my paper if I am presenting it to them? What was the point in sending a paper proposal, working on the paper, and then presenting it in a conference? Do authors realize that, more often than not, papers are made available online by conference organizers after (sometimes even before) the conference? If you ask me not to circulate or quote your work, you are implicitly telling me that your work is rubbish, or that you have no clue of how quickly information is shared these days. Below is my approach: I encourage academic circulation, asking to those interested to check with me whether a newest version of that paper is available. Not that I expect my papers to go mainstream, not at all. But if a chance exists to liaise with other academics, students and practictioners, and to receive their feedbacks to improve your work, that is #openknowledge . #scholar#professor#policyanalyst#lecturer#workshop#seminar#debate#epistemic#thinktank#networking#university#openmind#cliche#publishorperish#picoftheday