The Budding “Budding Buddy System”

Budding Buddy System

For the Fall 2020 course Child and Adolescent Global Mental Health taught by Dr. Miriam Steele, TA’d by Zishan Jiwani, and supported by Jane West, our group created programming for the young “learners” of Seven Passes Initiative, South Africa (ZA). The programme…

The image of a “magic box,” inspired by a drama therapy technique, is guiding us to the finish line of the class, and beyond…

It’s almost hard to believe we’re at this point in the semester, with our projects coming to life, final presentations about to take place, and some of us moving forward in collaboration with our partner organizations. Global Child and Adolescent Mental Health was my very first class of the semester…

How can we help our partner organization to reduce burnout among staff and build resilience among youth?

7 Passes

Our incredible partner group 7 Passes Initiative is a non-profit organization in Touwsranten, South Africa, who aims to “…prevent violence and support and improve youth education and opportunities…” locally, and works to inspire “…similar positive change throughout South Africa and beyond.” Offering many programs for young people, 7…

My dad (Gabor) and grandmother (Judith), 1944, Nazi-occupied Budapest, Hungary (Judith pictured wearing the mandated star of David)

As I read the article by Lyons-Ruth et al. (2017), it is difficult for me to fathom the sheer depth and breadth of the severe impacts of war, political violence, environmental destruction (and so on), on child development on a global scale. As a self-proclaimed attachment theory “nerd” and Play…

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