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Dr. John Palan announced as the 2018-2019 Harold Award Winner

Harold Award Winner! Dr. John Palan, Grant Park School District superintendent was announced to be this year’s Pledge for Life Partnership Harold Award winner. This award is given to an outstanding individual who has dedicated their time and talents towards furthering the Pledge for Life Partnership’s (PfL) mission. Palan began his career as a teacher …

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Building a Trauma-Informed Community Together

Join our local online portal to learn the latest news about exciting ways our community is healing trauma and building resiliency, by visiting: www.bit.ly/KICARES and clicking Join Now. The Pledge for Life Partnership is publicly recognizing organizations that are making progress towards completing the 11 milestones of a trauma-informed organization and are having trauma-informed trainings. …

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“Support can strengthen mental health of teens” (The Daily Journal)

Bullying, divorce, depression, the loss of a family member, suicidal thoughts, anxiety, sexuality, peer pressure, stress, body image, drinking and smoking are some of the issues teens, including those from Kankakee County, are most likely to seek help for. What can the community do to better support the mental health of teens? May is Mental …

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