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Championing breakfast in schools

From The Philadelphia Public School Notebook: In Philadelphia, the District’s food services division is running promotions and encouraging principals to use multiple methods to deliver breakfast to more students. […]

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Philly officials: DHS proposal would penalize legal immigrants for kids’ public assistance 👂🏽

From WHYY: The proposed policy would take into consideration the person’s use of non-cash assistance programs, including heating assistance; food assistance programs such as SNAP and WIC; the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC); as well as Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP), among others.
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As awareness of childhood trauma rises, new free therapy program launches for Philly students

Now a new program is trying to break that cycle by offering trauma therapy to children living or attending school in parts of North Philadelphia. Run by the Joseph J. Peters Institute (JJPI), a Philadelphia leader in trauma research and treatment, the program is free to children aged 3 to 18, regardless of parents’ insurance. Philadelphia already has a network of mental health providers offering trauma-informed therapy, but they are only open to Medicaid holders, and none had been based in the 22nd Police District. […]