Moving Families Forward…
Founded in 1960, the Ackerman Institute for the Family is one of the premier institutions for family therapy and one of the best-known and most highly regarded training facilities for family therapists in the United States. The Institute serves families from all walks of life at all stages of family life.
The Ackerman Institute’s mission is to provide:
Innovative couple and family therapy services through its on-site Clinic (licensed by the State of New York Office of Mental Health).
State-of-the-art training programs for mental health and other professionals on-site, in community settings and internationally.
Cutting-edge research initiatives that focus on the development of new treatment models and training techniques.
Through this dynamic interaction … [Continue reading...]
Parkinson’s Patient and Advocate, Jo-Ann G, Talks about Why She Is Sharing Her Story
Consider this: In the time it takes you to sift through 30 minutes’ worth of email, at least 3 people will learn they have Parkinson’s disease (PD). And many are unprepared for their new reality. While most people recognize PD symptoms that impact movement, like slowness and tremors or stiffness, the disease also involves a range of non-motor symptoms that can significantly impact the lives of those affected.
Jo-Ann was diagnosed 16 years ago and only recently learned that symptoms like fatigue, difficulty sleeping or memory problems can be associated directly with PD. As an outspoken and active advocate for the PD community, Jo-Ann has made it her mission to educate others and serve as an example … [Continue reading...]
to Bring Healthy Smiles to Youth at Harlem Children’s Zone
Oral-B has teamed up with Dr. Jonathan B. Levine, nationally recognized NYC based oral health expert and regular contributor on “The Dr. Oz Show,” to help Americans improve their oral health. Through a charitable partnership, Oral-B and Dr. Levine’s GLO Good Foundation are educating Americans on the importance of having good oral health. They visited and will be visiting select areas throughout the country, starting right here in Harlem on January 24th.
Dr. Levine joined more than 300 kids (ages K-12) at the Harlem Children’s Zone to host a special themed event, “Brush Up Smile Zone!” The event included a variety of fun and educational activities that spread the message about the importance of good oral health … [Continue reading...]
Many boys studying Physics at Harrow School in London, the UK, also choose to study GCSE Astronomy. To support the teaching of the subject and stimulate boys' interest in it, an astronomical observatory, equipped with a high-powered state-of-the-art telescope, has recently been purchased and installed on the roof of the Physics department.
The observatory can accommodate up to nine people at a time and the telescope can be operated from downstairs in the department. No other school, certainly in the UK, would have anything to match the high level specification of this observatory.
“The Rayleigh Observatory will be an awe-inspiring facility for all Harrovians and the entire School community to enjoy for years to come,” comments Mr Chris Barry, Head of Physics. “Its research-quality … [Continue reading...]
Good News Planet presents a new film by Intern/Employee Joseph Lodispoto about what we do here at Good News Planet and why we do it. Enjoy the film.
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St. Demetrios Jamaica Day School plays key role in nation’s largest-ever celebration of education reform
St. Demetrios Jamaica Day School will celebrate National School Choice Week 2013 on Friday, February 1, 2013 with a special event, school officials announced today in conjunction with National School Choice Week. The event, “St. Demetrios Jamaica Day School Open House Carnival,” will shine a spotlight on St. Demetrios Jamaica Day School’s successes and raise awareness of the need for greater educational options for families in New York and across the country.
The event at St. Demetrios Jamaica Day School is one of 3,500 independently-planned special events and activities during National School Choice Week 2013, which will be the nation’s largest-ever celebration of education … [Continue reading...]
The Great American Teach-Off to recognize two extraordinary U.S. educators with $10,000 classroom grants to support their amazing efforts in the classroom
GOOD and University of Phoenix Honor America’s Most Innovative Teachers
LOS ANGELES, January 22, 2013 — GOOD and University of Phoenix today announced the launch of the Great American Teach-Off, a contest that will award two extraordinary teachers from grades K-12 with $10,000 classroom grants. Starting today, parents, students and community members can nominate innovative and inspiring teachers by visiting www.good.is/GATO. The nomination period will end on Feb. 15,
2013, and 20 finalists will be chosen to compete for the $10,000 classroom grants. There will be 10 finalists from grades K-6 and 10 finalists from grades 7-12, and … [Continue reading...]
Good News congratulates Ernie Els on his wonderful performance. To hear Ernie go to 5:40 on our Part One of our The Buoniconti Fund to Cure Paralysis story.
26th Annual Great Sports Legends Dinner Raises $10 Million for
The Buoniconti Fund to Cure Paralysis
The legendary Diana Ross dazzled the crowd at the star-studded evening
Sports legends, celebrities, philanthropic heroes and corporate leaders again came out in force in support of Nick and Marc Buoniconti for the 26th Annual Great Sports Legends Dinner, presented by Phil Knight of Nike. The sold-out celebration, held each year at the New York City’s famed Waldorf=Astoria, benefits The Buoniconti Fund to Cure Paralysis and raised more than $10 million to support the ground-breaking spinal cord injury research being done … [Continue reading...]
IUM launches a new Master’s program in Sustainable Development
The International University of Monaco, part of the INSEEC group, has launched a new Master’s program dedicated to sustainable development, aiming to explore the challenges for business and society in designing and managing financially viable projects which are both respectful of the environment and socially responsible.
The one-year program, created to welcome approximately 20 students interested in pursuing careers in which they will provide a “sustainability” perspective to an organization, will begin in the fall semester, 2012.
“Sustainable development is no longer ‘wishful thinking’ or simply ‘greenwashing’ as it was considered to be five to ten years ago. Today, the national and international … [Continue reading...]