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Kinship Care Awareness: Four Things to Know

Kinship care refers to caregivers — grandparents, aunts, uncles, cousins, adult siblings, and even family friends — who make the selfless choice to take on traditional parenting responsibilities when biological parents…

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Free Developmental Screenings for Children

The ELRC Region 5 is hosting four Ages & Stages Questionnaires® developmental screening events for free during the month of September. Learn More Families with children ages two months to…

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Kinship Care is Community Care: A Discussion on the Power of Community Involvement During Black Owned Business Month with Jeannine Cook

Kinship care thrives when we recognize the critical component of community. While the availability of community services, like health care, mental health resources and availability of nutritious food remain critical…

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Back-to-School Tips for Kinship Caregivers

Whether you’re a caregiver, parent, caseworker or community supporter, ASCI’s education liaison Dr. Christine White-Taylor has provided the following advice to help you ensure successful educational experiences for kinship children…

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Black Businesses in Pittsburgh and Philadelphia You Can Support!

Supporting Black-owned companies helps create more opportunities for Black communities. By doing our part in pouring into Black businesses, the structure of generational wealth can benefit Black families. Buying Black…

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How the DHS 2022-23 Budget Will Help Pennsylvanians

The Pennsylvania Department of Human Services (DHS) serves more than 3 million people through the programs and services they administer. DHS exist so that all Pennsylvanians, no matter their circumstances, can…

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Hazelwood Local Hosts Steelers Tailgate

Watch the Steelers’ season opener on a huge, outdoor screen as they take on the division rival Cincinnati Bengals! Kick-off is at 1 pm, but come early to the event in order…

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Father Shares Encouraging Story About the Strength of Kinship as Mental and Emotional Support for His Children

For children and adolescents, family connectedness acts as a protective factor for their mental health. Fostering this sense of belonging and being cared for in youth can reduce the likelihood…

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Suffering in Silence: Addressing the Youth Mental Health Crisis Further Exposed by the COVID-19 Pandemic | Q&A with Dr. Jacqueline Wilson

Dr. Jacqueline Wilson CEO, TRAC Services for Families Less than 25%. While mental health issues do not discriminate based on race, color, gender, or identity, the understanding of mental health…

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Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library Offers Free Books for Youth Up to 5 Years Old

Since the late 1990’s, Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library program has delivered conscientiously chosen, free personalized and age-appropriate books every month to children up to five years old. Parton’s charitable endeavor, first launched…

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