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A Focus on Youth

At the International Blue Cross, much of our focus is on youth. We want to give children around the world to live a happy, healthy life free from addiction. To kick off the year, we want to give thanks to all our dedicated national blue cross organizations and youth organizations that work tirelessly to give children the space to play, laugh, cry and live. THANK YOU all for your hard work,... read more

Reaching the Most Chronically Homeless Addicts – Perspectives from the Field - By Anne Babb

Publication: European Network of Homeless Health Workers (ENHW) Newsletter Issue 22 The Salvation Army Social Services have been involved with the UK Rough Sleepers Initiative to house the most chronically homeless people in their own accommodation. Between 1998-2008, I had the opportunity to develop these services and test out different models to best assist homeless drug addicts. One of the... read more

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You are listening, but do you hear what is being said?

11 August 2015 - Listening is the art of truly helping somebody to discover their own resources for change. One of the key observations I have made in current society is the apparent lack of an approach to support each other in any process of change or decision-making. It is so easy to give advice and raise on a pedestal above other person’s problems. When somebody says that they suffer from headache you hear people around them giving advice based on what worked for them. It often happens that the person who has the original problem has not even had the opportunity to explain their problem by the time we provide solutions. We live in a “quick... Read more

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