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Understanding & Treating Youth Substance Use

Substance use remains a deeply concerning and challenging issue for many young people and their families. This webinar-format training will provide a deep understanding as to why adolescents use substances and why these behaviors are particularly challenging from a neurological and developmental perspective.


Hanna Institute Summit

At the 2023 Institute Summit, we will gather to learn what we can do to support children from birth to age 18 who are homeless, undocumented, or involved in the foster system.

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Call Of The Wild

Every winter we take half a dozen boys backpacking into the wilderness of the El Dorado National Forest. Camping out for 4 days and 3 nights, packing in and out all of the gear, the trip is physically challenging:

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Why Psychological First Aid?

Psychological First Aid was developed to assist people in the aftermath of disasters. When we trained our staff in this approach a few weeks ago, some wondered why we were training our staff to respond to disasters.

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Liva’s Story

My Name is Liva Fanaika and I am 17 years old. I was born in Los Angeles and raised in San Francisco. I have been at Hanna for 1 year and 3 months. My life before coming to Hanna was terrible.

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