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Street SquashMay 1, 2012

Harlem Youth Enrichment Program To Incorporate Emotional Imprint Module Summer 2012

StreetSquash, a Harlem-based afterschool youth enrichment program, has invited Alice Maher and the Emotional Imprint™ team to develop and lead a pilot program in emotional literacy, during the summer of 2012.

Approximately 60 children in grades six through eight will participate in the program, which will meet each morning for one week. The students will be introduced to Emotional Imprint™ through an innovative, thought-provoking, and engaging set of lesson plans designed by Dr. Maher and curriculum developer Melissa Brand, Psy. D., with assistance from teacher and EI educational team member Bernice Arricale, M.S.m. Says Dr. Maher, "We are grateful to Executive Director George Polsky for inviting us to bring Emotional Imprint™ to Street Squash. We look forward to working with the StreetSquash staff and providing them with the training and in-class mentoring that will enable continuation of the program in the fall."

Founded in September 1999, StreetSquash combines academic tutoring with squash instruction, community service, and one-on-one mentoring. Working with boys and girls, ages 8–18, for a seven-year period, the program works to improve academic performance, develop an ethic of hard work and commitment, boost self-confidence, and increase school attendance. Learn more about StreetSquash>>


Anne MakepeaceJanuary 1, 2012

Anne Makepeace Joins Drs Maher and Oppenheim To Complete Mental Health Documentary Film

Anne Makepeace, a writer, producer, and director of award-winning independent films for more than twenty-five years, has joined co-creators Dr Lois Oppenheim and Dr Alice Haher to complete their groundbreaking documentary feature film, formerly known as “How to Touch a Hot Stove," The film, with its new working title of “The Madness Project.” aims to reframe our understanding of mental illness and thought process differences. The film interweaves human stories with insight into the state of the field and multiple competing paradigms. Participants include Nobel Laureate Dr. Eric Kandel, neurologist and author Dr. Oliver Sacks, MacArthur “Genius Grant” recipient Elyn Saks, and actor John Turturro .
Learn more about Anne Makepeace and Makepeace Productions >>


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