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If you want your child to start on the right path, help them get involved in their community and start volunteering today.
If you’re still not sure what you’re doing over spring break, check out these ideas for how you can have fun and give back.
You can give the most lovely Valentine’s Day gift by giving back to your community. Check out 14 altruistic ways to celebrate this special day.
Don’t let winter get you down. Resist seasonal affective disorder with five tips to stay positive during the coldest season.
Our words are powerful and should be handled with respect. Because they can impact others, choose yours wisely with these helpful tips.
How can we be kind in times of darkness? Today we’re going to talk about just that, and how we can continue to live altruistically when facing heart-wrenching times.
Self-defeating thoughts can come when we least expect them and tear down our self-esteem and break our spirits. Stand up to them and choose joy instead with five ways to overcome self-defeating thoughts.
It’s out with the old and in with the new, and we’re ready to say hello to bright beginnings in 2020.
A mentorship program has more in store than just for the mentee. If you’re not sure whether mentoring is right for you, take a look at these eight ways becoming a mentor can benefit you.
While the gifts in “The Twelve Days of Christmas” may be a little strange by today’s standards, you can still celebrate by giving gifts in your community. Check out this unique spin on 12 ways you can show you care this holiday season.
Making a new, healthy habit that sticks can be pretty difficult. If you want to begin a habit that you can actually stick with, check out these useful tips.
Singing with others has numerous health benefits for your body and mind. Here are a few ways to be healthier and happier with music in your life.
Mixed-breed dogs offer genuine companionship as well as several other benefits that could make them a perfect fit for your family.
With a little out-of-the-box thinking, you can give back in ways that meet the unique needs of your community and are fulfilling to everyone you encounter.
On November 30, support your local businesses and discover hidden gems in your town.
Cooking up a homemade meal can be nourishing for the mind, body and soul. Read on to discover how cooking makes people happier and more connected.
November is a wonderful time to recognize your blessings and give thanks for them.
If you're looking for ideas to celebrate National Family Literacy Day, look no further. We've come up with a handy list your family will love.
For centuries, people have been preaching the benefits of meditation. Keep reading to learn about some of the best advantages you’ll receive from meditation.
Since the weather is cooling down, you can add a little sunshine and warmth to a stranger with these simple ideas.
Stumped on creative inspiration? We’ve got you covered. Check out our list of Halloween fundraising ideas for your favorite nonprofit.
There are plenty of ways you can support fair-trade producers and organizations. Here's a list to give you some inspiration on how to incorporate the fair-trade movement into your life.
Studies have found that volunteering can positively impact both your body and your mind. We're here to tell you all about the different ways doing good in your community can do some good for yourself.
Most pumpkin patches have more activities to keep you and your family entertained all afternoon. Keep reading for a full list of our favorite pumpkinless patch pastimes.
Showing a little encouragement is an easy way to make someone’s day, and we’ve come up with a few ideas on how you can do so.
Autumn’s beautiful weather and fun holidays make it easy to find volunteering opportunities in your area. We’ve come up with a few ideas to get you started.
Thinking about expanding your family to add a new furry friend? When you adopt a pet, you’re changing both its life and yours. Here's a list of top reasons you should consider a shelter animal for your next pet.
We're here to tell you all about the benefits reading can bring, besides knowledge and entertainment.
If you’re on the fence about making the jaunt to your local state or county fair, you’re in luck. We’re here to tell you all the reasons fairs are worth the trip.
Making sure you've packed thoroughly can make your road trip experience even more enjoyable. To help, here's a list of items you'll need once you've hit the road.
There are so many ways to celebrate International Friendship Day. You may want to personalize it to your individual friendships, but in case you’re stumped, we have a few ideas.
With just a month left of summer, it’s time to take advantage of all it has to offer. Here are some ways to celebrate sunshine season while it's still here.
If you have something or some time to give, consider doing so today. Here’s a list of easy ways you can give something away today.
Farmers markets have so much more to offer than just the sights and smells. The following is a list of just a few reasons you should visit your local farmers market this summer.
Planning an Independence Day gathering should be about creating community, not a source of stress. We’ve compiled a list of everything you need to throw a party your guests will rave about.
If you're looking for a way to get outside while also improving your whole self, gardening may be the hobby for you.
You know volunteering has a positive influence (make friends, build connections, gain experiences, etc.), but did you know that it can actually assist your health?
There are always ways to give back to others around you, even including the presents you buy. Here are some ideas for Father’s Day gifts that give back.
With the help of a bicycle, we can take better care of the environment, our physical bodies and even spend time together. So how can you mark this momentous occasion?
Memorial Day means much more than time off from work and hosting a barbecue, so if you want to get involved this weekend, check out these great ways to give back.
No matter how old you are, what your musical taste is or whether or not you can read a note, there's never a wrong time to learn how to play an instrument.
So, do you want to embrace social networking to have a positive influence on the world? Here are some ideas for how to use social media to make a difference.
With more than 440,000 youth in foster care, there are plenty of ways to make a difference during this month. Here are ideas for how to support National Foster Care Month.
You want to make a difference, but aren’t sure where to start without money. Fortunately, we have ideas to help you donate to charity without breaking the bank.
Turns out, even the smallest steps can have an impact. This Earth Day, consider your ecological footprint and enact these seven green ways to embrace today.
The arts still play a vital role in much of our society. In fact, without the arts, much of our history, expression and culture would be virtually nonexistent.
For seniors, volunteering is the perfect chance to use extra time to make a difference in the community. Check out these positive reasons for seniors to volunteer.
This month aims to increase awareness about stress, its negative effects and how to relieve it. If you’re experiencing stress, keep these ideas in mind for how to relax.
Even a small gesture can have a huge influence on the people around you. Here are a few ideas of some easy things you can do to brighten someone's day.
If you strive to live a good life in all areas, journaling might be the next step to consider. Take a look at simple ways journaling can improve your life.
There's no doubt about it: If you want to live a more knowledgeable, cultural and altruistic lifestyle, then learning another language has big benefits in store.
Nutrition impacts every area of our lives, including our ability to live altruistically for others. So let's dive into how you can celebrate National Nutrition Month.
Even if you care about a cause, how can you ensure you're a good fit for the position? Here are some ideas to help you find the right fit for volunteering.
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There are ways we can challenge ourselves to grow in empathy. If you want to learn more, check out these tips for how to cultivate more empathy for others.
What if you could live with more compassion this week and share love with other people in your community, country or even the world? Turns out, you can!
A team of 10 Marquette faculty, led by a pair of psychology professors, will join with two African-American churches and other neighborhood institutions, which will form a city-wide referral pipeline for the clinic.
“Significant racial disparities exist in the identification and treatment of child developmental delays or disorders, including Autism Spectrum Disorder and social-emotional concerns,” Leah said.
It can sometimes be difficult to consider how exactly to recognize Black History Month. What can you do? Here are six ideas for honoring Black History Month.
There is a genuine skill to meeting new people and establishing relationships with them. And, you don’t even have to be a social butterfly to master it!
Recent studies have shown how volunteering with people or a cause you care about can actually mitigate depression and anxiety issues. Here's how.
If you strive to live an altruistic lifestyle, there are a variety of different ways to be more charitable without spending money. Here are some ideas to try.
You want 2019 to be a great year! If you want to start the new year off on a positive note, check out these seven steps to keep in mind as we dive into 2019.
If you want to make a difference in 2019, make giving a part of your New Year’s resolutions. Here are some ideas for how you can create resolutions that give back.
If you live an altruistic lifestyle, you can give back and make someone's holiday a bit more joyful. Here are six ways you can brighten someone else's Christmas.
As you prepare for all of the gifts, parties and dinners headed your way this season, here are some ideas for how to decrease stress during the holidays.
For those of us who are able to give more, this is the perfect opportunity to get involved in the community and help spread the holiday cheer this season.
If you want to join in and celebrate National Write a Friend Month during this wonderful winter season, here are a couple writing ideas to get you started.
If you want to live a more altruistic lifestyle, help give back in the upcoming season by checking out these volunteering ideas for cold weather months.
Thanksgiving marks an important season for all of us to take a moment and remember the little things in life—and every little thing we’re thankful for.
If you have a student in your life who you want to serve the community, here are some tips for how to encourage teenagers to volunteer with a cause they care about.
Caregiving is a valuable position in our community which often goes unrecognized. Let's look at what National Family Caregivers Month is and how you can celebrate it.
If you strive to live an altruistic lifestyle, there are lots of ways to help out this Halloween. Here are some top tricks to make Halloween a treat for everyone.
How can you encourage the children in your life to be active and volunteer with their community? We have some ideas for how to get kids involved in giving back.
There are plenty of ways to get involved in your community. To get you started, we came up with six spooky-fun volunteering ideas for October.
Books are a valuable source of information, creativity and empathy. If you're not a book lover now, you will be soon. Here's how reading makes you a better person.
How can you get involved? If you want to join the fight against breast cancer, we have some ideas for how you can support Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
If you want to live a more altruistic lifestyle, take advantage of the season of fall to dive into getting involved. Here are five fun ways to give back this fall.
Two hundred thirty-one years later, the Constitution is still an active document for our country. So, how can you celebrate and honor this historic day?
If you strive to live an intentionally altruistic lifestyle, you’ve come to the right place to learn more. Here are seven ideas for random acts of kindness.
When it comes to giving back, Labor Day is the perfect chance to do something valuable for others. Here are some ideas for how you can get involved this Labor Day.
Fundraisers are an important way to give back to your school and raise money to support causes you care about. However, fundraisers aren’t the only way to get involved.
Whether they’re your closest family or a complete stranger, there are lots of simple ways to bring joy to others every single day. So, we came up with 10.
If you live an altruistic life and donate to an organization or cause you care about, you might be surprised to find these life benefits from financial donating.
If you want to take advantage of the last summer days and commemorate Family Fun Month with your loved ones, here are four ideas to celebrate this August.
Whether you make friends with your next door neighbor, community member or someone who lives halfway across the world, you can celebrate International Day of Friendship. Here’s how.
Look Who's Turning One, a birthday party for Milwaukee babies who reached their first birthdays in 2018, also called attention to infant mortality.
It is expensive for people to live in poverty. It is expensive for our country for people to live in poverty.
"Every child deserves the chance to make the most of their life, regardless of the circumstances in which they grow up. By intervening early and offering the right support in the right place, at the right time, we can make a huge difference."
Check out coverage of the successful Disability Voter Registration Week media event at IndependenceFirst that was hosted by the Mental Health Task Force.
The Family Voices of Wisconsin care coordination training uses tools like care mapping and a Shared Plan of Care to explain the importance of having a medical home, care coordination and integrated health care for every child.
Childhood traumatic stress from violence, abuse, corporal punishment and neglect contribute to educational outcomes such as excessive absenteeism, school dropout and school performance.
How to Release Creativity: 1) Separate generation from evaluation, 2) Define the sandbox explicitly, 3) Focus on the positives, not the negatives
“Scientists have known that a mother's environment during pregnancy, including factors such as poor diet, stress or infection, can cause damage negatively impact her offspring” Researchers “now show that a father's stress can also affect offspring development"
"As a society, we need to get much better at identifying when seemingly ‘difficult’ behaviour may be a reaction to a traumatic event or a sign of emotional distress...Trauma-informed care involves listening to young people and understanding their situation and their needs."
Our partner, Children's Hospital of Wisconsin Community Services, is highlighted, including one social worker's trauma-responsive approach in which she met with the young people in venues where they were comfortable, including taking a walk through the park.
Alan Borsuk covers the rise of quality early education programs in Milwaukee, referencing many CCMH coalition members
Check out this newsletter from the federal Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) highlighting our partner, Wisconsin Family Ties.
“A healing centered approach to addressing trauma requires a different question that moves beyond “what happened to you” to “what’s right with you” and views those exposed to trauma as agents in the creation of their own well-being rather than victims of traumatic events”
Check out this snippet from Wisconsin Health News panel discussion on the mental health system's transformation. Video features Mary Neubauer, a certified peer specialist and community advocate.
Our sister coalition in Racine County received news coverage for their efforts at improving kids' mental health through partnerships
A new report breaks down the geographic and racial distribution of this trauma
There’s more to Global Hug Your Kids Day than just giving your kiddos a hug or two. If you want to celebrate today, here are some fun ideas to get you started.
If you try to live altruistically, then combating your own loneliness can play a vital role in how you serve others. Here’s how to overcome loneliness in everyday life.
Mentoring a child helps them to see unlimited possibilities for the future, learn something new and most importantly, realize that somebody cares about them.
Turns out, helping others can actually help you live longer. You heard that right: the key to a long and fruitful life might exist in what you give, not in what you get.
This month looks at the world through the eyes of a child, so today we look at how you can recognize National Child Safety and Protection Month, and keep the children in your life safe.
Focusing on positive thoughts can actually impact your overall health. How, you ask? Today we dive in and see how positive thoughts can make you healthier.