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The Heckman Equation
From research by Professor James Heckman
Early nurturing, learning experiences and physical health from ages 0-5 greatly impact success or failure in society. The best time to develop skills, social abilities is in the very early years when developmental support is most effective.
Give managers basic training in mental health
From a blog by Quartz
Training managers to help care for employees' mental health would turn a contributing factor of mental illness—the workplace—into a protective one.
Teenage mental health and family life
From an article by the Marriage Foundation
It should be fairly self-evident that the main way we cope with life depends in large part on the security we get from what is going on at home. Research shows two key factors..
What partnerships does your church have with non-Christian orgs in social action?
A survey request to church congregations of all denominations to understand how these partnerships are formed, for what reasons, their successes and their challenges.
From an article by the World Bank
Why are positive role models considered powerful? An experiment in Uganda goes some way towards answering this question.
Shelter design can help people recover from homelessness
The interior design of homeless shelters or transitional accommodation can either support or hinder people’s ability to assert control over their future and their self-esteem.
Employment reduces re-offending but not just any job
From an article by Econofact
Individuals are less likely to reoffend if they happen to be released at a time when the local low-skilled labour market is strong and when well-paying entry-level jobs are available.
Behind on the basics
From a report by StepChange
For some people, just keeping up with basic household costs can be a real struggle. In 2017, 140,000 people who received debt advice from StepChange were behind on at least one of their essential household bills.
The benefits of admitting that you don't know
From a blog by Behavioral Scientist
How much is intellectual humility associated with learning outcomes?
9 key findings on impact of volunteering on volunteers
From a blog by NCVO
The impact of volunteering across four main areas: mental health and wellbeing, physical health, social connections, and employability and skills.
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