A lost future?

Early Childhood Development in disadvantaged areas Every year, more than 200 million children under five years old fail to reach their full cognitive and social potential. Most of these children live in South Asia and sub-Saharan Africa. As a result of poor development, many children are likely to under-achieve in Read more…

Feeding heart, mind, body & soul.

I’ve been paging through a book written by Craig Higson Smith, called     “Supporting communities affected by violence”. In the chapter regarding work with children, Craig makes the point that because of the challenges  children from disadvantaged poor communities face such as extreme poverty, hunger, malnutrition overcrowding and little supervision, providing Read more…

The cost of PTSD

“The true costs of mental health problems resulting from the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan extend far beyond the suffering experienced by Veterans and their family members.  Society pays a price too, in terms of the reduced productivity associated with PTSD and other disorders.  Treatment can restore a Veteran’s functioning Read more…