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How to Honor Native Americans This Thanksgiving

The celebration of Thanksgiving brings a mix of emotions among Americans. What we once learned as children, as adults became a myth. Whitewashed accounts of the first Thanksgiving created harmful…

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Generations United’s New Report on Grandfamilies and COVID-19

Generations United’s new report, State of Grandfamilies, explains that older adults are being told to keep their distance from children because of the risk of infection and death due to…

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National Adoption Day 2020: One Kinship Family’s Incredible Bond Leads to Adoption

National Adoption Day 2020 occurred this past Saturday, November 21. With COVID-19 cases on the rise across the country, Adoption Day looked a little different this year, but that didn’t…

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Critical Documentary Sheds Light on the Adultification of Black Girls in Pittsburgh

On November 19, Pittsburgh’s WQED aired Childhood Lost: The Adultification of African American Girls, an imperative documentary addressing the phenomenon of adultification of black girls and its negative implications. The…

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Human Rights Speaks: Call for Youth Creatives!

The City of Pittsburgh Commission on Human Relations is inviting Pittsburgh youth in grades K-12 to participate in the “Human Rights Speaks” arts contest by creating their own original answer to…

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Community Outlets for Black Youth to Channel Frustrations About Racism

Why do we need community outlets for Black youth? Most Black youth in the United States encounter racism in their daily lives, which can lead to continual psychological and emotional…

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Opportunities for Financial Assistance for Foster Youth

Think of Us Cash Grants Is Offering Financial Assistance for Foster Youth What is it? Up to $1000 to eligible individuals to meet an array of needs during the pandemic…

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Child Welfare Legislative Updates: November 2-13

Please review the following legislative updates from November 2-13 pertinent to children and families. These bills and other important legislation can be tracked at GovTrack.us. Health Care  H.R. 8725 — Rep. Darren…

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Disability Does Not Equal Incompetence: Removing Biases Against Parents and Caregivers with Disabilities in Child Welfare

Parenting is not an easy task for any one or two people to do alone, and parents without disabilities rely on the support of family, friends, public services, etc., to…

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Join the #ICWAForFamilies Campaign!

As part of their ongoing effort to protect ICWA (Indian Child Welfare Act), NICWA (National Indian Child Welfare Association) has launched its #ICWAForFamilies campaign through Thursday, November 19! According to…

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