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Alana Baum is a Clinical Psychologist and an Associate Professor at Northwestern University Medical School. In addition to providing therapy to adults and teens, she lectures on bullying to psychologists, parents and schools; and is Co-Founder of the Jasper Against Batten Foundation, a non-profit to fight a rare children's disease that began as a teacher-student led initiative at nearly 20 local schools in Chicago. Dr. Baum is also a CPS Local School Council member and is committed to supporting teachers as well as programming in the public school system that help children grow emotionally as well as academically.

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When the Cruelty Comes From Our Kids

(3) Comments | Posted June 11, 2014 | 3:44 PM

The incidents that came to light recently at the Ogden School in Chicago were disturbing for sure. A group of middle school teenagers harassing another Jewish student for months, showing him photos of ovens and inviting him to "get in"; the same kids setting up an online gaming...

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Lessons from Detroit: Why Doing What Feels Wrong May Be the Right Answer For Chicago Public School Families

(57) Comments | Posted September 27, 2013 | 8:18 AM

As a mother of two Chicago public school children, a psychologist, a Local School Council member and a room parent for two classrooms, I believe there is so much good in our public schools. So many of our teachers are talented and committed. Still, it's hard not to be concerned....

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