Traditionally, the behaviour of at-risk and high-risk youth has been corrected through coercion or punishment, which only confirmed everything the traumatised kid already felt about the world and the adults who run it. Social worker Peter Smyth has a novel suggestion; Try patience and kindness instead. Peter joined the latest episode of LiftEd to discuss how a broader understanding of childhood trauma is helping change attitudes.
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EndPovertyEdmonton's twice-monthly podcast will focus on some of the most significant social issues facing the city of Edmonton, such as poverty, racism, affordable housing, income disparity, and houselessness.
Let's end poverty together
Poverty is complex. It cannot be solved by one person or even one group. The Cree have a word, kîyânaw, which means "for all of us". It will take all of us moving in the same direction to end poverty.
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