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Highlighting Innovative and Authentic Strategies to Engage Family and Youth

Highlighting Innovative and Authentic Strategies to Engage Family and Youth

At Change Matrix (CM), we describe ourselves as capacity builders who engage in exploration and inquiry with youth, families, leaders and communities to set goals, define outcomes, and manage change ...
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Leading Intentionally: A CM Retreat for Equity and Change

Leading Intentionally: A CM Retreat for Equity and Change

What are we doing and why should you join us: Leading:  If you believe that the status quo is not good enough, if you believe that we live in a ...
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Reflecting on LGBTQ Pride Month (June) and Anticipating National Minority Mental Health Awareness Month (July)

Reflecting on LGBTQ Pride Month (June) and Anticipating National Minority Mental Health Awareness Month (July)

According to my research via the internet, the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Questioning Pride Month (LGBTQ Pride Month) is celebrated this month (June) to honor the 1969 Stonewall riots ...
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Supporting Equitable Communities Through Technical Assistance

Supporting Equitable Communities Through Technical Assistance

What is an “equitable community?” What role do social determinants of health, and inequalities or disparities in health, housing, education, justice, access to services, or in affordability, appropriateness, safety and ...
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Engaging Fathers in Home Visiting for Long-Term, Culturally-Aware, Family Involvement

Engaging Fathers in Home Visiting for Long-Term, Culturally-Aware, Family Involvement

The Partner Parent Network provides an example of how parents can fit into the governance structure of a Home Visiting program. The Commonwealth of Northern Marianna Islands (CNMI) Data Analyst, ...
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Being Female in a Safe and Supportive World

Being Female in a Safe and Supportive World

Safety…Early childhood experts say it is critical to successful development through those early ages and stages. Safety is the first trauma-informed principle and some might say that it is the ...
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Cultural and Linguistic Competence Checklist for Reviewing Trauma Related Documents

Cultural and Linguistic Competence Checklist for Reviewing Trauma Related Documents

There is a vast array of publications related to trauma-informed care and practices. However, most of these documents and publications have not necessarily addressed trauma through a cultural lens. For ...
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Bad Things Happen, People Recover and Do Amazing Things

Bad Things Happen, People Recover and Do Amazing Things

The shooting on February 14 at a high school in Parkland, Florida was another one of too many school shootings in the US since 2018 began. The day after this ...
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