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As More Mothers Fill Prisons, Children Suffer ‘A Primal Wound’

Since 1980, the number of incarcerated women in the U.S. has grown by more than 750%—at a rate twice that of men. And as the prison population has risen, so, ...
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New Circle Mentoring Visits Middlebury Indoor Tennis

New Circle Mentoring matches completed a fun filled four-week tennis program hosted by Middlebury Indoor Tennis. The Addison Community Athletics Foundation (ACAF) was established as a supporting organization of the Vermont Community ...
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Safer Society Foundation receives grant from MENTOR Vermont

Safer Society Foundation recently received a $3,600 grant from MENTOR Vermont. The grant will help further the Safer Society Foundation’s mission to provide services and resources for preventative and restorative ...
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“Every Kid Is ONE Caring Adult Away from Being a Success Story.”

Statistically, Josh Shipp should be dead, in jail, or homeless. But his success as a preeminent author, speaker, and global youth empowerment expert is living proof of the power of ...
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Safer Society Foundation receives grant from the Vermont Community Foundation to support the New Circle Mentoring program

Safer Society Foundation recently received a $2,500 grant from the Walter Cerf Fund at the Vermont Community Foundation. The grant will help further the Safer Society Foundation’s initiatives to mitigate ...
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Why Youth Mentoring Programs Should Prioritize Mental Health

"Mentors have a valuable role to play in delivering or supporting the delivery of evidence-based mental health care." Jean Rhodes points out in “Why youth mentoring programs should prioritize mental ...
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New Circle Group Mentoring Event at the Addison County Field Days

On August 7th, a group of New Circle mentors and mentees visited the annual Addison County Fair & Field Days for the second time. We had a fun day, petting ...
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How Does Toxic Stress Affect Low-Income and Black Children?

Toxic stress from frightening or threatening experiences can impede children’s learning and health. “…children with a family income of $20,000 or less—are more likely to encounter threatening experiences and the ...
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Mentoring Symposium – Empowering Young People through Strengths-Based Approach

Written by: Erika Linskey, Director of New Circle Mentoring On May 23, 2019, Mentor Vermont hosted the 4th annual Vermont Mentoring Symposium. The symposium is something that I look forward ...
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SSF04: A Conversation with Parental Incarceration Expert Katelen Fortunati

Katelen Fortunati, DSW, LCSW, is the author of Safer Society's ChIPs Storybooks and an expert on the impact of parental incarceration on child development. She received her Doctorate of Social ...
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