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Avah Lamie is in fifth grade and lives in Hartford, Vt. The pandemic brought a big loss of stability for kids, experts say.
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Avah Lamie, 11, says this is a stressful time to be a kid. Rates of anxiety and depression among children and youth were on the rise even before COVID, but the past two years have made things worse.
Regionally Speaking
Laura Smith-Wynn
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LaVonne Jarrett, the director of VASIA, is on “Regionally Speaking” to talk about how the program began, about its collaboration with the Lake County courts system, and how volunteers can get trained and involved. Laura Smith-Wynn, the founder and CEO of the Gary-based Indiana Parenting Institute, just received the highest recognition that one can receive this year from Governor Eric Holcomb and she talks about the honor.
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