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CWU releases report detailing anti-poverty solutions based on new brain science

CWU’s newest report, released today, explores the impact of factors such as social bias, persistent poverty and trauma on brain development and outlines the connection between how cognitive skills affected by persistent stress impact low-income adults’ ability to get ahead.

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#GivingTuesday

How do YOU do #GivingTuesday? As the chaos of Black Friday and Cyber Monday calms, thoughts turn to ways in which we can not just give but give back.

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CWU President/CEO Beth Babcock's TEDxBeaconStreet Talk

On Sunday, November 17th, Crittenton Women's Union President/CEO Beth Babcock, MCRP, PhD presented a talk at TEDxBeaconStreet. Her talk illustrated how strides in brain science can lead to more effective anti-poverty solutions, helping individuals navigate permanent pathways to economic independence.

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Commission to Build a Healthier America

Four years after the release of the initial recommendations, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation has reconvened an independent, nonpartisan group of commissioners who will provide new guidance to improve the health of all Americans. At a public meeting on June 19, experts, including CWU President/CEO Elisabeth D. Babcock, MCRP, PhD, provides testimony on innovative models, programs and key research.

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Single-Mother Families Struggling in Mass.

An estimated three out of four female-headed households in Massachusetts don’t earn enough to pay bills and raise their children, according to a Boston nonprofit that is releasing a report Thursday on the income families require to meet their basic needs. In Massachusetts, a single parent with one school-age child and one preschooler needs to earn at least $65,880 a year to pay for food, housing, transportation, child care, health care, and other household expenses, Crittenton Women’s Union reports in its Massachusetts Economic Independence Index.

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