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KARE_family volunteering

Doing good helps you feel good, so this begs the question, why do so many families miss the opportunity to volunteer together? Marti joined Pat Evans on KARE 11 News at 11 to share some suggestions on how to take advantage of this teachable moment.   1. Let your child do meaningful work in the…

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Koepplinger,Suzanne_hs

With Thanksgiving approaching we see classic images of early settlers sharing meals with Native Americans who were here long before. But what do we really know about the lives and culture of indigenous people? What are the traditions that sustain them, and what challenges do they face today that may still be a legacy of…

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McGovern,Pat_hs

In recent decades, studies of moms and children have led to critical discoveries of links between lead exposure and serious learning problems, rubella during pregnancy and child hearing impairment, and fetal alcohol exposure and later developmental difficulties. These discoveries in turn have led to major prevention efforts with striking results. So, as a new National…

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Roehkepartain,Gene_hs

For decades, the Search Institute has worked with communities around the world to build assets for promoting healthy youth development. Now Search has turned their attention to “family assets,” attributes and practices that keep family relationships strong and individual family members strong and healthy. Gene Roehlkepartain, Vice President of Research and Development at Search, joins…

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Remarkable women's group in village near Kathmandu

Marti recently traveled to Nepal, and here are a few pictures from her adventure! The Sankhu-Palabari Community School mentioned in two of the pictures below was started in 1999 by Advocates for Human Rights, which is based in Minneapolis. It provides free education to more than 400 students who otherwise would not receive an education….

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