Last month, Mikva youth hosted two pop-up clinics in North Lawndale and Humboldt Park, which were a culmination of their learning from the Teen Health Council. The clinics were a huge success and we’re so proud of the good work they’re doing in Chicago communities.
On March 20, CCR received the 2019 Own Award presented by the Girl Scouts of Greater Chicago & Northwest Indiana which recognizes organizations and individuals who have made the world a better place by advancing opportunities for girls and women.
Last week, Dr. Rebecca Ford-Paz spoke with Univision following a panel presentation hosted by Youth Guidance discussing a newly published paper she co-authored entitled, WOW: A Participatory Formative Evaluation of a Community Developed Intervention. The event highlighted the community-academic partnership CCR participated in that worked to build the WOW program research readiness.
CCR, Lurie Children's, and local mental health advocates joined Brandon Dasent, a survivor of the Parkland shooting, and VOYCE leaders as they launched a campaign called Rethinking Safety. It calls for more behavioral and mental health support for students through grant programs, more investments in school-based clinics and evidence-based research to document the school-to-prison pipeline.