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Today at Squirrel News, we’re talking about a pre-arrest diversion initiative offering a novel new approach to community youth engagement, the beginning of the end to overseas financing for fossil fuels with the recent addition of Australia and Norway to the CETP, and how Finland’s groundbreaking path to psychosis treatment is making waves on the global stage.
Dismantling Philadelphia’s school-to-prison pipeline
An initiative for pre-arrest diversion, developed in partnership with the school district and the city’s department of human services, is introducing a successful strategy for engaging youth in the community.
Source: Yes! Magazine
Australia and Norway latest to commit to end overseas funding for fossil fuels
The Clean Energy Transition Partnership (CETP) has now garnered support from 41 countries and organisations, marking a significant step toward ending international public financing for fossil fuel projects.
Source: Global Trade Review
The global rise of the Nordic approach to psychosis treatment
A comprehensive five-year study in the UK is exploring the effectiveness of “open dialogue” in psychosis treatment – a model originally developed by Finnish psychiatrists in the 1980s which has dramatically improved outcomes for those in crisis.
Source: Positive News
Community-led strategy safeguards Brazil’s arid forests from desertification
In the northern region of Bahia state, 35 communities have united under the Recaatingamento project, a community-led initiative aimed at conserving and rejuvenating nearly 100,000 acres of the Caatinga dry forest in northeastern Brazil.
The legal battles shaping the trajectory of climate action
As climate lawsuits gain traction, governments, fossil fuel companies, and airlines find themselves navigating a growing legal landscape. BBC News delves into the impact of these legal actions, exploring their effectiveness in the ongoing battle against climate change.
Source: BBC News
Campus students provide free emergency contraceptives to peers
Harvey and Mumford, both 19-year-old sophomores attending UTSA and Northeast Lakeview College, respectively, established the initiative known as Black Book Sex Ed last spring. Their goal is to impart knowledge about sexual health to fellow students and those in need.
Source: Reason To Be Cheerful
Advocates secure funding to expand recovery high schools in Wisconsin
Horizon – the sole recovery high school in Wisconsin – has become a lifeline for teens battling substance use and mental health disorders. Thanks to a successful advocacy push, the state is now allocating funds to potentially establish additional recovery schools in the near future.
A mother’s unconventional approach to supervising opioid use in her home
This informal practice bears resemblance to the contentious overdose prevention centres, commonly known as supervised consumption sites, where trained professionals supervise drug usage.
Dutch social enterprise fights elderly isolation with soup gatherings
In the Netherlands, a compassionate social enterprise has taken up the challenge of combating loneliness among the elderly. Through engaging soup-making events, a team of dedicated young volunteers is fostering meaningful connections and bringing warmth to the lives of the elderly population.
Source: BBC News
Together We Grow: fortifying community resilience and tackling food insecurity
Imagine blending a community grocer, a bike workshop, a repair cafe, a sewing workshop, garden sharing, and a honey-making enterprise. The result? Common Unity – an inspiring testament to the power of community in addressing challenges such as social isolation and food insecurity.
Source: Happen Films