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Interview with Melody Centeno, MSW

We met Melody Centeno when she spoke at the National Conference on Child Abuse and Neglect this spring. She embodies so much of what HOPE stands for: the healing told of sustained nurturing relationships, and how safe stable and equitable…

Parenting through Divorce with HOPE

Hello out there, HOPE family. I joined HOPE at the start of this year to help the team bring HOPE to the West Coast. I’m a Bay Area girl living in Portland. Well, to be more precise, I’m a New…

HOPE High School Phone Photography Contest Winners

A portrait of a doctor, the photographer’s father, reviewing charts during Covid-19. A snapshot of bubbles and chalk art. A photo of protestors fighting for more equitable school reopening plans. These are some of the winning entries to the HOPE…

HOPE, Civic Engagement, and Voting

By Dr. Robert Sege and Chloe Yang Today’s blog post focuses on civic engagement, one of the building blocks of HOPE. HOPE emphasizes how positive childhood experiences (PCEs) improve lifelong health outcomes and promote healing after trauma. The four building…

Engaging and Empowering Youth Through Theater

With public health measures surrounding Covid-19, many are feeling isolated from friends and family. The social isolation of the pandemic, as well as the recent resurgence in calls to dismantle all forms of racism, has emphasized the importance of civic…

Teen and Young Adult Engagement during Covid-19

Note: The image above was provided by Artists for Humanity, a nonprofit organization of teen artists and designers which HOPE is currently working with. This picture was taken before the Covid-19 pandemic, and we encourage social distancing/public health requirements. It’s…

Love in the Time After Covid-19

A lot has happened in the month since we first published “Love in the Time of Coronavirus” in this blog space. We are now publishing regularly and have featured the perspectives of Drs. David Willis, Danielle Laraque-Arena, Heather Forkey, and…

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