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World Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) Research Report 2023-2028 Featuring Major Players - Committee for Children, EVERFI, RethinkEd, Nearpod, Newsela, Playworks, and Wings of Kids Among Others

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This report would help stakeholders understand the competitive landscape and gain insights to position their businesses better and plan suitable go-to-market strategies.

Key Points: 
  • This report would help stakeholders understand the competitive landscape and gain insights to position their businesses better and plan suitable go-to-market strategies.
  • The report would help stakeholders understand the market's pulse and provide them with information on the key market drivers, restraints, challenges, and opportunities.
  • Emotional Learning (EL) involves developing an individual's ability to make positive life choices, achieve intellectual success, and build a promising career.
  • But, with growing concerns about social and behavioral difficulties, indiscipline, emotional distress, and poor management, more educators are focusing on SEL solutions.

CFP Board Appoints Seasoned National Not-for-Profit Leader Lisa Davis as Chief Program Officer

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WASHINGTON, Feb. 16, 2024 /PRNewswire/ -- After an extensive nationwide search, CFP Board announced today that it has appointed Lisa Davis as its Chief Program Officer.

Key Points: 
  • WASHINGTON, Feb. 16, 2024 /PRNewswire/ -- After an extensive nationwide search, CFP Board announced today that it has appointed Lisa Davis as its Chief Program Officer.
  • "Lisa's proven track record in spearheading integrated program and engagement strategies aligns seamlessly with CFP Board's values and strategic priorities ," said CFP Board CEO Kevin R. Keller, CAE .
  • Davis joins CFP Board from Share Our Strength, where she has served as Senior Vice President, Program and Advocacy since 2016.
  • Based in CFP Board's Washington, D.C., headquarters, Davis will report to CFP Board CEO Kevin Keller.

ING to redeem Perpetual Capital Securities

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Friday, February 16, 2024

ING is a global financial institution with a strong European base, offering banking services through its operating company ING Bank.

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  • ING is a global financial institution with a strong European base, offering banking services through its operating company ING Bank.
  • The purpose of ING Bank is: empowering people to stay a step ahead in life and in business.
  • ING Group shares are listed on the exchanges of Amsterdam (INGA NA, INGA.AS), Brussels and on the New York Stock Exchange (ADRs: ING US, ING.N).
  • ING Group shares are also included in major sustainability and ESG index products of leading providers Euronext, STOXX, Morningstar and FTSE Russell.

Lynch Carpenter Investigates Claims in Comcast Xfinity Data Breach

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The information potentially impacted in the breach includes individuals’ names, contact information, the last four digits of individuals’ Social Security numbers, dates of birth, the answers to security questions, and usernames and hashed passwords to Xfinity accounts.

Key Points: 
  • The information potentially impacted in the breach includes individuals’ names, contact information, the last four digits of individuals’ Social Security numbers, dates of birth, the answers to security questions, and usernames and hashed passwords to Xfinity accounts.
  • Lynch Carpenter, LLP is investigating claims against Comcast related to this data breach.
  • If you received a data breach notification from Xfinity (Comcast) you may be entitled to compensation.
  • If you have received a notification from Xfinity (Comcast) which states that your information was impacted, please call Patrick Donathen at (412) 322-9243, email him at [email protected] , or fill out our contact form at www.lynchcarpenter.com/contact .

Trauma-informed approaches to discipline matter for equitable and safe schooling

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Yet the disproportionate application of school discipline for Black and Indigenous students remains a significant concern.

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  • Yet the disproportionate application of school discipline for Black and Indigenous students remains a significant concern.
  • We found there is very little research on the relationship between childhood adversities and school discipline.
  • Additional research — particularly from Canada — would provide schools with the knowledge necessary for evidence-based, trauma-informed and culturally attuned approaches to school discipline.

Lack of attention to adversity, trauma

  • Trauma is the negative impact that can happen when exposed to adversity, while adversity is a potentially traumatizing event or the absence of healthy stimulus.
  • While trauma and adversity are related, adversity does not always lead to trauma.

Disproportion in school discipline

  • Research shows that school discipline is disproportionately applied to students who are Black, Indigenous, male, have identified special education needs or live in lower-resourced areas.
  • Considerable research about the disproportionate use of discipline affecting Black communities exists from the United States, with less attention to Indigenous communities.
  • Researchers in other regions have documented how racism against Indigenous and Black students affects students’ school engagement or attendance.

Discipline affects opportunities

  • Time away from school through out-of-school discipline is a barrier to academic success.
  • This affects opportunities for post-secondary education and ultimately who has access to power, money and resources.

Research on adversity or trauma and discipline

  • In our article “Exposure to Adversity and Trauma Among Students Who Experience School Discipline: A Scoping Review” we detail how we searched for and analyzed articles about school discipline and trauma or adversity.
  • This research showed experiences of adversity or trauma play a significant and potentially contributing role in school discipline, including suspension and expulsion.

Canadian research matters

  • Context matters when studying school discipline.
  • This followed the province’s 2006 legislation that students remain in school to age 18.
  • In Ontario, the rate of suspension decreased from 4.32 per cent of students in 2007/08 to 2.23 per cent in 2022.

‘Safe and Caring Schools’

  • Zero-Tolerance policies are still active across many U.S. school districts.
  • Ontario students on long-term suspension or expulsion are now offered programs run through “Safe and Caring Schools” in every school board.
  • These supports enable connection with students and a different approach with students who appear to be coping with trauma.

Expulsions still disproportionate

  • To understand this disproportion and to develop effective policy and practice it is critical for educators in Canada to have more contextual knowledge.
  • Educators who have not experienced or been educated about adversity may not account for or recognize students who are coping with adversity.

Acknowledging adversity

  • This is noteworthy given research identifying the disproportionate application of school discipline among non-white students, and the school-to-prison pipeline.
  • Read more:
    Ontario can close students’ access and opportunity gaps with community-led projects

    When researchers don’t identify expanded forms of adversity like racism and poverty, they are less likely to be recognized.


The authors do not work for, consult, own shares in or receive funding from any company or organisation that would benefit from this article, and have disclosed no relevant affiliations beyond their academic appointment.

Southwest Behavioral Health Center Provides Notice Following Data Security Incident

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Thursday, February 15, 2024

SBHC experienced a data security incident that may have involved personal and protected health information belonging to certain individuals who sought services that SBHC provides.

Key Points: 
  • SBHC experienced a data security incident that may have involved personal and protected health information belonging to certain individuals who sought services that SBHC provides.
  • SBHC has sent notification of this incident by way of the United States Postal Service to potentially impacted individuals and provided resources to assist them.
  • On November 9, 2023, SBHC provided notice of this incident to the potentially impacted individuals.
  • In addition, SBHC has established a toll-free call center to answer questions about the incident and to address related concerns.

Meridian in Michigan and the Centene Foundation Announce $1.1 Million Grant to Wayne Mobile Health Unit

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Thursday, February 15, 2024

DETROIT, Feb. 15, 2024 /PRNewswire/ -- Meridian in Michigan, a leading managed care organization in the state of Michigan and a wholly owned subsidiary of Centene Corporation (NYSE: CNC), announced a partnership with the Wayne Mobile Health Unit (WMHU) to improve maternal and infant health and broadly support the WMHU's community outreach efforts to deliver preventative health services directly in neighborhoods, at homes and in workplaces.

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  • The hope is the initiative will reduce maternal health mortality rates, which are disproportionately higher among Black and Hispanic women.
  • "Meridian is pleased to collaborate with the Wayne Mobile Health Unit and our other partners to provide targeted services in an efficient way to urban and rural communities across Michigan," said Dr. Kay Judge, Meridian's Chief Medical Officer.
  • Among pregnancy-related maternal deaths between 2015 and 2019, Michigan Department of Health and Human Services found more than 63% were preventable.
  • "The Wayne Mobile Health Unit is incredibly grateful to the Centene Foundation for their substantial financial commitment," said Dr. Phillip Levy, Associate Vice President for Translational Science at Wayne State University and Director of the Wayne Mobile Health Unit.

Cervical Cancer Studies Outline Innovative Treatment Options For Patients In 2024

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Thursday, February 15, 2024

Research highlights the critical link between HPV (human papillomavirus) and cervical cancer, with the virus responsible for the majority of cases.

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  • Research highlights the critical link between HPV (human papillomavirus) and cervical cancer, with the virus responsible for the majority of cases.
  • Regular cervical cancer screening is essential for those aged 21 to 65, incorporating HPV testing followed by further assessments for those with positive results.
  • In evaluating treatment efficacy for stage IB2 to IIB cervical carcinoma, a 12-year study involving 626 patients compared neoadjuvant chemotherapy followed by surgery (NACT-S) with concomitant chemoradiotherapy (CCRT).
  • Cervical Cancer Awareness Month is a crucial time to raise public awareness about cervical cancer and the importance of early detection and treatment.

ALWAYS BEST CARE GROWTH IN MULTIPLE STATES FUELED BY EXISTING FRANCHISE OWNERS EXPANDING TERRITORIES

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Thursday, February 15, 2024

ROSEVILLE, Calif., Feb. 15, 2024 /PRNewswire/ -- Always Best Care Senior Services, one of the leading senior care franchise systems in the United States, announced today that three franchise owners in Alabama, Maryland and North Carolina have expanded their territories, growing existing coverage areas to help even more families. These entrepreneurs have been serving seniors in their communities for many years and are seizing an opportunity to reinvest in the Always Best Care brand as demand for non-medical in-home care and senior living referral services surges across the country.  

Key Points: 
  • "Always Best Care franchise owners are passionate about helping people maintain a safe, independent and dignified lifestyle throughout the various transitions of life," said Jake Brown, President & CEO of Always Best Care.
  • We are thrilled to see them expand their businesses and continue to capitalize on the multiple revenue streams available to them as franchise owners in our system."
  • The franchise owners who have recently signed for additional territories with Always Best Care include:
    Always Best Care of Birmingham, Alabama, has been serving the area since 2013 with Jennifer Mancuso at the helm.
  • For more information on available territories and franchising with Always Best Care, contact Sean Hart at [email protected] , call 916-545-2786 or visit https://alwaysbestcare.com/franchising/ .

Hearing loss company Acousia announces first patient enrolled in its Phase 2 PROHEAR-Study

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Thursday, February 15, 2024

TÜBINGEN, Germany, Feb. 15, 2024 /PRNewswire/ -- Acousia Therapeutics GmbH, a Tübingen-based clinical stage biotech company focused on the enhancement and preservation of natural hearing, just announced the randomization of the first patient for the PROHEAR-Study.

Key Points: 
  • TÜBINGEN, Germany, Feb. 15, 2024 /PRNewswire/ -- Acousia Therapeutics GmbH, a Tübingen-based clinical stage biotech company focused on the enhancement and preservation of natural hearing, just announced the randomization of the first patient for the PROHEAR-Study.
  • Germ-cell testicular cancer is the most common cancer among young men, with incidence rates continuously increasing.
  • In preclinical models, ACOU085 has demonstrated its significant potential to reduce cisplatin-induced hearing loss and preserve outer hair cells from ototoxicity.
  • "The enrollment of the first patient into our ACOU085 Clinical Phase 2 program marks a further major milestone in our efforts to finally make acute and subacute forms of hearing loss treatable" said Dr. Tim Bölke, CEO and CMO of Acousia Therapeutics.