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    Women at Ground Zero: Honoring the Women Heroes of 9/11, A Reflection

    Twelve years ago today (September 11, 2006), Chrysalis marked the 5th anniversary of one of the most horrific days our country had experienced: 9/11. For any American, these numbers bring back devastating sights and sounds we experienced when nearly 3,000 people died during terrorist attacks at the Twin Towers of the World Trade Center, U.S. […]

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    Women’s Equality Day

    Yesterday marked the 98th anniversary of Women’s Equality Day, which is the celebration of women winning the right to vote.  2018 is projected to be a significant year for women running for office, so it is particularly important to understand the importance of voting as a key civil right. Women have long outnumbered men in […]

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    Review: The Great American Lie

    As we gear up for a remarkable presentation from Tiffany Shlain, our 2018 INSPIRED Event speaker, we are learning how important film can be in shifting our awareness of the world around us – both positively and negatively. Shlain’s studies in character and curiosity encourage us to think broadly and differently about how we perceive […]

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    Culture Shift: Dealing with Toxic Masculinity

    The world bombards us with destructive and confusing messages about how we should behave, what we should look like, and what emotions we are allowed to have. More often than not, these stereotypes are based on gender: those identifying as male are seem as being strong, aggressive, and unemotional while those identifying as female typified […]

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    Compassion: Antidote to Toxic Stress

    Watching or listening to the news has become more difficult lately, particularly as we see friends, family, or even strangers suffer. This likely has implications for many professions (physicians, first responders, caregivers), but everyone can become distressed, even burned out, when witnessing the pain of others. But new work out of the University of Wisconsin-Madison […]

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    Preventing Suicidal Ideation and Attempt through Chrysalis After-School

    A report released in May reported a significant rise in the number of school-age children and teens thinking of, or actually attempting suicide. An estimated 2 million teens attempt suicide annually, and 15 die every day. According to a study released this week by the American Academy of Pediatrics, from 2008 to 2015, the number […]

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    As Housing Costs Rise, Women Face Increased Barriers to Obtaining Home Ownership

    Recent information from the Pew Charitable Trusts confirm what we are hearing from the nonprofit sector: the high cost of home rental leaves most families out of homeownership. After the 2007-09 recession more households are termed “rent burdened” spending more than 30% of their pre-tax income on housing. In fact, Census Bureau data shares that […]

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    April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month

    Although our attention has been focused on the alarm of recent news, worries about income taxes, and threats of international conflict, it is still important not to forget that April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month. “Embrace Your Voice” is a fitting theme for 2018, since attention has exploded through the #MeToo and #TimesUp campaigns, among […]

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    Each Day in America

    The Children’s Defense Fund is an over-40-year-old nonprofit organization advocating for children throughout the country, particularly poor children, children of color, and children with disabilities. It recently released The State of America’s Children 2017, a summary of national and state data measuring the status of children in 11 areas:  child population, child poverty, income and […]

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    A Report on Gender Diversity

    Last fall, McKinsey & Company released a report providing a look-back at 10 years of increasing gender diversity in the workplace and its contribution to the global economy. Women Matter: Ten Years of Insights on Gender Diversity highlights the company’s research on how to build gender parity in corporations, including chapters on “creating gender-neutral organizations” […]

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