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Equity and the Social Determinants of Health

Equity and the Social Determinants of Health

Why do some individuals experience more positive health outcomes than others? The answer lies not only in genetics, personal choices, or luck, but rather a complex mix of factors within the circumstances of a person’s life. These factors, termed “social determinants of health (SDOH)” are defined as “conditions in the environments in which people are born, live, learn, work, play,…

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Building Community Resilience

Building Community Resilience

Family Strengthening has a dual role of both supporting families and also improving the conditions in which they live. While there are programs and practices available to address individual and family level resilience, professionals, leaders, and community change agents need tools to address the adverse community environments, systems barriers, and inequities that underlie child and family trauma. This Building Community…

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How Self-Care and Mindfulness Strengthen Your Work

How Self-Care and Mindfulness Strengthen Your Work

Initiating and achieving a sustainable mindset and lifestyle of self-care, empathy, and self-compassion is an important commitment for all family strengthening practitioners. It is not only the responsibility of an individual employee, but also of the supervisors and administrators that support an organization. Self – care is an important set of intentions necessary to mitigate possible stress and challenges in…

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