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Teaching Children to be Goal Setters

What are your goals for 2018? For adults, the most popular resolutions include exercise more, quit smoking, learn a new skill, and manage money better. What about for kids? Should they also be making New Year’s resolutions? Studies show child goal setting can build their resilience, confidence and m…

Hidden Victims: The Impact of Opioid Use on Children and Families

The news offers daily reminders of the complex challenges our communities, state and country face in the opioid crisis. Governor Eric Holcomb made attacking the drug epidemic a pillar of his inaugural policy agenda. Indiana University has announced its Grand Challenge to respond to the addictions cr…

Teaching Children to Be Grateful Givers

It is the time of year when many of us plan big family meals, decorate our homes and start holiday shopping. At the same time, we have all heard the phrase “it’s better to give than to receive.” So amidst the holiday hustle and bustle, how do we teach our children to go beyond consumerism to focus o…

Indiana Needs to Improve Well-Being for Children of Color and Kids in Immigrant Families

Read the full 2017 Race for Results reportA new report by the Annie E. Casey Foundation shows Indiana must work harder to improve outcomes for African-American and Hispanic youth to ensure a successful future for the state and all Hoosiers. The 2017 Race for Results: Building a Path to Opportunity …

Lilly Counseling Initiative sparks innovative efforts for student success

A year since the process first began, the Lilly Endowment has announced which Indiana schools are receiving groundbreaking grants to implement innovative changes in school counseling. All of the award winners should be congratulated for their ingenuity and enthusiasm, and we are excited to see the p…