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September 2017

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Fighting a drug epidemic requires ‘all hands on deck’
What can community development nonprofits do to help prevent and alleviate the impact of substance abuse? A lot actually—as shown by these examples from network members across the country. 
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Learn to anticipate and ‘leap forward’ after disasters
The news is awash with the damage wrought by hurricanes Harvey and Irma. But these natural disasters should not have surprised anyone; they are only the latest in a string of worsening weather events that is expected to continue.
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Want to ready children for school success? Focus on parents too
​Numerous studies have documented that early childhood education and other forms of support are critical to social development, resilience, self-esteem and ability to learn throughout the lifecycle. However, experience in the field also is increasingly demonstrating that positive results are maximized when at least one parent is nurtured right along with their children. The solution: two-generation (“two-gen”) programs.