Evidence-informed ‘Food 4 Life’ curriculum launched for young adults

Two participants in Lantern's Food 4 Life youth nutrition program attend a shopping trip

Lantern's new, evidence-informed "Food 4 Life" nutrition program launched last Wednesday evening, with a cooking class for young adults in Harlem. For last night's second class, the group took a trip to the local supermarket. Like most young adults exiting foster care into independent living, the young people we serve undergo an abrupt and challenging … Continue reading Evidence-informed ‘Food 4 Life’ curriculum launched for young adults

Lantern Young Adults honored at the Network’s Spring Celebration

Lantern resident Roderick, with his youth achievement award from the Supportive Housing Network of New York

In honor of young adults living in supportive housing, The Supportive Housing Network of New York hosted a Spring Youth Celebration, for providers and residents, at the Prince George Ballroom this May. Roderick, a resident of Lantern’s Schafer Hall, was one of three of Lantern’s young adult honorees selected to receive an award and give … Continue reading Lantern Young Adults honored at the Network’s Spring Celebration

Motivational Interviewing: A conversation with Brian Dickerson

Brian Dickerson, Lantern's Senior Program Director for Schafer and Prospero

Motivational Interviewing (MI) is an evidence-based counselling technique designed to motivate people to change. Lantern introduced it comprehensively across all our sites last year, with NYU's School of Medicine providing training and ongoing monitoring of staff adherence to the model. We spoke with Brian Dickerson, Program Director at Schafer Hall and a member of our MI peer coaching … Continue reading Motivational Interviewing: A conversation with Brian Dickerson