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More Kodiak Community Leaders Become BrainWise Instructors

The Kodiak Area Native Association (KANA) in Kodiak, Alaska, is a tribal organization that provides health and social services to the Koniak region, including the villages of Akhiok, Karluk, Old Harbor, Ouzinkei, Port Lions, and Larsen Bay. The youth and...

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Y.O.U. – Teaching BrainWise to Teens and Young Adults in Cleveland

Youth Opportunities Unlimited (Y.O.U.) provides school-based programs, community-based workforce programs, and entrepreneurship education that annually serves thousands of teens and young adults. Founded in 1982, Y.O.U. is recognized for long-term positive outcomes that include job placement and retention (>70%), high school...

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Use Your Wizard Brain over Your Lizard Brain!

"BrainWise - Stop and Think" summarizes our program in three words. The 10 Wise Ways help all individuals-as young a five as well as adults-learn skills that help them prevent problems and cope with the many situations that cause life...

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The Importance of Teaching the Constellation of Support

Blake, Sawyer, Anahi and Montzerrath are BrainWise teen mentors who created lessons for fourth graders that reinforce the Constellation of Support. Their examples used characters from "SpongeBob SquarePants" and "Toy Story." The characters were already familiar to the students which...

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Wise Way #2: Build a Strong Constellation of Support

In May 2018, health insurer Cigna published the results of a survey conducted with 20,000 U.S. adults aged 18 or older.  It found that nearly half of all Americans report sometimes or always feeling alone. Forty-seven percent report feeling left...

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