Friday Round-Up: This Week in the News

“Climbing above the poverty line has become more daunting in recent years, as the composition of the nation’s low-wage work force has been transformed by the Great Recession, shifting demographics and other factors.”  Low-Wage Workers Are Finding Poverty Harder to Escape (New York Times)

“Essentially, President Obama’s health care act enshrines in federal law that substance abuse is a medical issue—not the result of poor morals, and not a criminal justice problem.” How Obamacare Is Changing Addiction Treatment Coverage (Huffington Post)

“Teens can post words and pictures on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram and, at the same time, find out how to access counselling or support services.” Mental health agencies use social media to help youth (CBC News)

“We need better marketing and messaging. We need symbols that people can get behind, rallying points for a more productive conversation.” It’s Time to Bring Depression Out of the Dark (Huffington Post)

“The End Youth Homelessness Amendment Act of 2014 — introduced by Mary Cheh, Jim Graham and Kenyan McDuffie — would amend the Homeless Services Reform Act to require the Interagency Council on Homelessness to prepare a comprehensive plan to end youth homelessness by 2020 and submit it to the Council.” Bill Introduced To Provide Millions For Ending Youth Homelessness (DCist)

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