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Artfulness: A New Approach to Health and Well-being

Burnout happens in a lot of workplaces, from the corporate world to non-profits to college campuses. An effort at Virginia Commonwealth University aims to reduce stress and promote well-being by combining mindfulness and art. Catherine Komp has more for Virginia Currents.

Learn More: Explore the Artfulness sessions and follow other projects developed by VCU's ALT Lab.


In Richmond, Art Brings Together Police and Incarcerated Youth

The Performing Statistics partnership continued this year, bringing together incarcerated youth, artists, advocates and police. Artwork created during the initiative is sparking conversation about the community’s role in addressing youth incarceration. In the second of our two-part series, Catherine Komp has more for Virginia Currents.

Building Community Alternatives to Virginia’s Juvenile Justice System

Advocates and state leaders are making progress on changes to Virginia’s juvenile justice system, which includes laying the groundwork to build community-based alternatives that offer a range of support for children and families. The momentum to establish alternatives is being driven by a diverse coalition, including formerly incarcerated youth. In the first of a two-part series, Catherine Komp has more for Virginia Currents

Building Resiliency in Virginia

How can Virginia increase the capacity to bounce back after extreme weather? How can communities adapt to more frequent flooding and higher temperatures? These questions are being asked by government leaders, scientists and non-profits as they seek to increase the Commonwealth’s “resiliency.” Catherine Komp has more for Virginia Currents.


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