Date SMART: With $443,000 NIH grant, Rowan psychologist seeks to help teen moms avoid dating violence, risky sexual behavior

January 6, 2020. Rowan Today from Rowan University. Teen moms face endless obstacles. To Dr. Meredith Joppa, clinical psychologist and assistant professor in the Department of Psychology at Rowan University, the high rate of dating violence is among the most worrisome. “Adolescent mothers are at elevated risk for dating violence, rapid repeat pregnancy, and sexually … Continue reading Date SMART: With $443,000 NIH grant, Rowan psychologist seeks to help teen moms avoid dating violence, risky sexual behavior

After Bryce Gowdy’s suicide, let’s elevate the conversation about poverty’s effects on youth | Commentary

By SHANNON GREEN ORLANDO SENTINEL.  JAN 03, 2020  Are you going to be OK, mom? Shibbon Winelle said those were among the final words uttered by her son, Bryce Gowdy, before he left their motel room and stood in front of a freight train. Bryce, who was 17, died of suicide a week before the Deerfield … Continue reading After Bryce Gowdy’s suicide, let’s elevate the conversation about poverty’s effects on youth | Commentary

Among the World’s Most Dire Places: This California Homeless Camp

By THOMAS FULLER and JOSH HANER . Dec. 17, 2019 The New York Times This morning, my colleagues Thomas Fuller and Josh Haner published a piece they’ve been working on for months. It’s an expansive, visual portrait of a sprawling homeless encampment in Oakland. Thomas wrote this dispatch about one of the people he met: Of the dozens of people we interviewed at an … Continue reading Among the World’s Most Dire Places: This California Homeless Camp

114,000 Students in N.Y.C. Are Homeless. These Two Let Us Into Their Lives.

NOV. 19, 2019 Written by Eliza Shapiro; Photographs by Brittainy Newman The New York Times Darnell, 8, lives in a homeless shelter and commutes 15 miles a day to school. Sandivel shares a bedroom with her mother and four brothers. She is 10 and has moved seven times in the past five years. The number of school-age … Continue reading 114,000 Students in N.Y.C. Are Homeless. These Two Let Us Into Their Lives.