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Social workers needed in schools to deal with students’ trauma

Poverty. Housing instability. Food insecurity. Bullying. Gang violence. Complicated family dynamics. Imagine battling with these stressors while trying to focus on your algebra or chemistry assignments. All of these issues can have a traumatic effect on students, and we must recognize and address that trauma if we expect them to focus in school. Comment

Case against tobacco giant could protect children

Margaret Wurth is a senior children’s rights researcher at Human Rights Watch NEW YORK, Dec 3, 2019 (IPS) — Legal action against British American Tobacco (BAT), one of the world’s largest tobacco firms, could see the company punished for profiting from child labor and force the industry to finally confront its treatment of vulnerable workers. Comment

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