October 16, 2013

AZ Illustrated Metro: Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Alternative programs to juvenile detention; UA hosts 3 Afghan professors; shelter for homeless women; new bullying prevention program at charter school.

Play the video above to see these stories on AZ Illustrated Metro for Wednesday, Oct. 16:

JUVENILE DETENTION: What happens to teens and young kids when they get in trouble? Juvenile detention is the last resort because experts say it can hurt more than it can help. Juvenile court officials talk about alternative programs available to help kids get out of a bad path.

AFGHAN PROFESSORS VISIT UA: The UA is hosting three professors from Afghanistan this semester, with the goal to teach them historic and cultural preservation techniques. The country has more than 5,000 historic sites in need of preservation, but many have been destroyed or threatened during the country's decades of war.

SHELTER FOR HOMELESS WOMEN: Sister José Women’s Shelter in Tucson serves homeless women, providing them with food, drinks, bathrooms and everything that would come with having a home. However, their help also comes in the form of community support.

BULLYING PREVENTION: La Paloma Academy, a charter school in Tucson, is using a national anti-bullying program to reduce the number of incidents at the academy’s three Tucson schools. The program, called Olweus, is rooted in a varied approach depending on students’ ages.

AZ Illustrated Metro is produced by Andrea Kelly. Contact her at akelly@azpm.org.

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