Children living in poverty have a number of increased health risks that are not as common in children from higher-income households. Science Daily reports that among those health risks are a higher infant mortality rate, childhood obesity, poor nutrition, asthma and diabetes. This Mental Health Awareness Month 2013 campaign is brought to you by USC School of Social Work and MHA.
An architect of the "Boston miracle," Rev. Jeffrey Brown started out as a bewildered young pastor watching his Boston neighborhood fall apart around him, as drugs and gang violence took hold of the kids on the streets. The first step to recovery: Listen to those kids, don't just preach to them, and help them reduce violence in their own neighborhoods. It's a powerful talk about listening to make change.
A breakdown of some of the statistics from the OJJDP-released report titled “Juveniles Who Commit Sex Offenses Against Minors.” For more information: http://jjie.org/juvenile-sex-offenders-inforgraphic/10355 #infographic
Cognitive scientist Donald Hoffman is trying to answer a big question: Do we experience the world as it really is ... or as we need it to be? In this ever so slightly mind-blowing talk, he ponders how our minds construct reality for us.
The Day TED Might Have Died: Your number one mission as a speaker is to take something that matters deeply to you and rebuild it inside the minds of your listeners. The only thing that truly matters in public speaking is not confidence, stage presence or smooth talking. It’s having something worth saying. Chris Anderson