ABA Releases a New Medical-Legal Partnership Children’s Book
Thursday, March 29, 2012
- Organization: ABA Center for Pro Bono Exchange
- Source: California
Every day families suffer medical ailments due to the conditions of their home or their workplace. Many of these illnesses can be treated through standard medical care but can not be remedied without further attention to the root cause of the problem. Medical-Legal Partnerships (MLP) address this issue by merging medical care with either direct legal assistance or institutional and systemic policy change.
The ABA recently released a new publication entitled A Breath of Hope, the first of a series of books incorporating concepts of legal literacy into generally accessible learning materials. The book was conceived and developed by Tony Barash, former Director of the ABA Center for Pro Bono, while a Fellow at the Harvard Advanced Leadership Initiative; authored by Jo S. Kittinger, and illustrated by Chuck Galey. It illustrates one way MLPs assist low-income families suffering from ailments caused by poor living conditions.
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