Practice Excellence Center: A framework for all children, youth, and families to flourish

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The Play’s the Thing: Disadvantaged Kids find their Onstage Voices
Recent article gives the details of the Manhattan-based Possibility Project (TPP), which uses theater to help disadvantaged teens confront their most pressing real world issues in hopes of transforming lives for the better. Through TPP, teenagers are given the opportunity to explore different behaviors and confront situations that differ from their own. Through their roles, individuals are able to deal with the negative forces and emotions in their lives.

The Impact of Gun Violence on Children, Families, & Communities
Recent article on the impact of gun violence in the lives of children, families, and their communities. The authors highlight the need to focus the conversation on the victims of gun violence rather than focusing on keeping guns out of the hands of mentally ill individuals. conclusion, the article suggests the ways in which exposure to gun violence might be prevented: in collaborative effort.

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Julie Collins, MSW, LCSW
Vice President, Practice Excellence
Email: jcollins@cwla.org

Donna Petras, PhD, MSW
Vice President, Models of Practice and Training
Email: dpetras@cwla.org

CWLA National Commission for Policy and Practice