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  • Violence Prevention and Resilience Study

    Awareness and Action: An Exploration of Violence Prevention Training and the Cultivation of Resilience Researchers: Alun Rees, Rex Shelburne, Stephanie Shelburne; LiveLifeResources and UNCFoundation Brief Description: There is a growing body of literature suggesting exposure to both interpersonal violence and structural violence prevents individuals and communities from meeting their basic needs, let alone cultivating resilience. 

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  • Ancestral Diet Study

    Ancestrally Appropriate Dietary Choices and Personal Health and Well-being  Researcher: Dr. 
Stephanie Shelburne; LiveLifeResources and UNCFoundation  Brief description: Research suggests that following a Traditional or Ancestrally Appropriate diet can contribute to nutritional health and overall well-being. Recent studies indicate that issues of obesity and systemic inflammation may be eliminated with careful focus on appropriate traditional dietary choices. For many people of mixed heritage or...

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  • Storytelling and Women's Health

    Storytelling and Women’s Health: Exploring Telling and Listening to Stories and their Influence on Overall Health and Well-being for Women Researchers: Kari Allen-Hammer and Stephanie Shelburne; LiveLifeResources and UNCFoundation Brief Description: More than just entertainment from our childhood, stories are the way we understand and make sense of the world and the things that happen to us. Recent research indicates that the telling of our experiences in powerful and engaging stories is a way...

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  • Writing and Healthy Aging

    Writing and Aging: An Exploration of the Influence of Imagination and Writing Style on Aging and Health Researchers: Paul Dunn, Kari Allen-Hammer, Stephanie Shelburne; LiveLifeResources and UNCFoundation Brief Description: Statistics identify that the population is aging at an accelerated rate. Researchers and healthcare practitioners alike, agree that helping these populations increase their experience of individual autonomy, mental/emotional viability, and personal fulfillment will...

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  • Kids and Healthy Eating

    Kids, Storytime, and Healthy Eating Habits: An Exploration in the Use of Children’s Literature to Increase Desire for Healthy Foods Researchers:Annie Alquist, Kari Allen-Hammer, Stephanie Shelburne Brief Description: Childhood obesity and other nutrition related illnesses are rapidly reaching epidemic proportions. Recent studies indicate that using sensory based language for food education, increases healthy food choices in young...

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