Ashley Simons-Rudolph


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How to Use Feedback Loops to Engage your Community

Posted in: Coalition Building, Sense of Community
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Involving marginalized voices in the community can be difficult. The Feedback Loop process is one way to more authentically engage more folks.

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Just Living is Not Enough: Community Gardens Promote Life and Connection to Others

Posted in: Environment, Sense of Community
Community gardens are more than pretty spaces. We can (and should) measure pro-social community-level programs to better understand how and why they work.

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Demystifying Decolonialization: A Practical Example from the Classroom

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Decolonization is a process of examining and undoing unearned privilege resulting from historical and present day injustice. As a process, decolonization can push students from apathy to develop a sense of activism.

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Making Empirically Based Knowledge Cool Again #MEBKCA-Holly Angelique, Candalyn Rade, Traci Weinstein

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Dr. Holly Angelique and Dr. Traci Weinstein created what is most certainly a viral hashtag (or bumper sticker motto!) #MEBKCA – Make Empirically Based Knowledge Cool Again.

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Early to Bed, More Organized to Rise? Preliminary Evidence Shows that an Earlier Bedtime may be Beneficial for Teens’ Cognitive Functioning

Posted in: Children, Youth and Families, Mental Health
Getting enough sleep is important for mood, physical functioning, and the brain’s ability to function. Teens with later bedtimes demonstrate lower overall executive functioning performance. Some aspects of executive functioning may be more sensitive to sleep than others.

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Hands Across the Hills

Posted in: Coalition Building, Inspiration, Poverty and Socioeconomic Status, Rural Communities
The United States feels divided by race, social class, and political ideologies. Hands Across the Hills seeks to increase personal connections and promote greater understanding.

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Why Chatting with your Best Friend about how much Fun you had at the Party is Good for You and Your Community’s Health

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How much people experience and share positive experiences varies day-to-day.and translating these experiences to resilient cognition differs person-to-person.

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Is it Any of Our Business? How Religious Leaders Understand and Respond to IPV

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Silence surrounding interpersonal violence among church leaders is referred to as the “holy hush.”

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How Does Exposure to Violence During Adolescence Impact Future Orientation?

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submitted by A. Simons-Rudolph Exposure to violence (ETV) is associated with poorer mental and physical health outcomes including mental distress, suicidal ideation, problematic behaviors, and substance abuse. Individuals with regular exposure to violence may be at higher risk of hopelessness and more likely to avoid consideration of the future in a positive way. Up to […]

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Psychedelics in Recovery

Posted in: Mental Health, Self Help
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Kevin Franciotti introduces Psychedelics in Recovery (PIR), an addiction recovery mutual aid group where members use psychedelic substances as part of their recovery journeys.

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