In episode 1 of our WGN podcast series On Social Health and Change, we discuss the deep problems with the U.S.’s current juvenile justice system and the great potential of investing in restorative justice programs.
Our professors discuss the pitfalls for aspiring athletes, including traumatic brain injury, exploitation by colleges, and adapting aggressive attitudes toward women.
“Because they’re part of the culture—and a lot of these coaches were probably the star on their high school teams, the ones being recruited—they don’t really see a problem with it.”
“Any kind of stress management program is going to help with this wide array of health outcomes—not just with mental health outcomes, like depression and anxiety, but with physical health outcomes like high blood pressure, heart disease and infectious disease.”
In Episode 8, we discuss how advocating for public policy focused on social justice can change our environment, communities and individual lives for the better.
Telemental health services—seeing clients via video chat services similar to Skype—have the ability to greatly reduce this access gap for underserved populations,
“Government has put these policies into play. As a society, we need to all be outraged and not turn a blind eye and think that ‘Oh, bad things just happen to bad people.’ That’s not what’s happening here. ”
I’m writing to for your support of two bills that are being voted on in the Illinois General Assembly this week that could be of great benefit to DSPs, our clients, and our field in general.