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  • Posted on April 10th, 2020 by Peer Health Exchange Staff

    Let’s Talk: COVID-19 and Advocacy

    Are you a teacher? Click here for suggestions for advocacy activities that you can do with your class Advocacy is the act of speaking up for, supporting, or encouraging someone or something. A person can advocate for themselves or others by speaking up, sharing their needs, and asking for help. In a time where we are facing ...

  • Posted on June 27th, 2017 by Peer Health Exchange Staff

    Young People and the Impact of Community Violence and the Healthcare Bill

    Day in and day out, young people – especially black, brown, and LGBTQ young folks – experience horrendous violence against themselves and their communities. Nabra Hassan was just 17 when she was killed. Jaquarrius Holland was just 18. Both were not much older than the young people we engage in PHE’s workshops. Maybe they would have been PHE volunteers if they had made it to college. June 25th would have been Tamir Rice’s 15th birthday. The list of young people falling victim to senseless violence goes on and on. This relentless violence and discrimination creates acute and chronic stress for black, brown, and LGBTQ young people, which leads to ...

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