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Registration for the BACW Annual Virtual Conference Now Open!

Learn about your constitutional right to Family Integrity! Help BACW as they breakdown the stereotypes about Black fathers. Lean in as BACW dispel assumptions about Black fathers. Be ready to challenge the conventional wisdom about…

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PA Family Support Alliance Open Disclosure Sessions for July 2022

PFSA continues to offer virtual Mandated Reporter Training at no cost to mandated reporters in Pennsylvania. This three-hour virtual training is approved by the Departments of Human Services, Education, and…

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8 Helpful Mental Health Resources for African American Communities

Historically, the experience of African Americans in the United States has been characterized by trauma and violence more often than their white peers. This experience plays a major part in…

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Planet Fitness Offering Free Summer Gym Membership for Teens

The chain of gyms is offering free summer memberships to its facilities for students ages 14 to 19. The memberships can be used through August 31, 2022, and are part…

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How to Be an Ally for LGBTQ+ Youth

Here are five ways to let LGBTQ+ youth know you support them! Be a Listener. Although we’re progressing as a community, many LGBTQ+ teens may feel out of place. If…

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PA Family Support Alliance Open Disclosure Sessions for June 2022

The Responding to Disclosures of Child Abuse training is for mandated reporters who have taken training on recognizing and reporting child abuse before and need to take it again. It…

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Educating Ourselves to Educate Our Children on the Importance of Juneteenth

A Message on Juneteenth from Dr. Sharon L. McDaniel  The symbolism of the federal Juneteenth holiday is strong. It calls out the profound contribution of enslaved Black Americans and their…

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Perfectly Imperfect: How Imprecise Definitions of Child Neglect and Poverty Reinforce Anti-Black Racism in the Child Welfare System

Sharon L. McDaniel, Sherri Simmons-Horton, Ervin Dyer, Yven Destin, Kathleen L. Gima, Anthony R. Sosso, Jr., Jay Kadash, Med, MA, James T. Freeman, James A. Stratford, Constance Iannetta, Katherine Buckley…

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From Hurting to Healing: The power of centering lived experience to transform child welfare

The 33rd Annual New York State Foster Care and Adoption Conference themed, “Hurting, Hoping, Helping, Healing” examined the deeply rooted issues in child welfare, adoption, foster and kinship care to…

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Resources from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration

Information provided by SAMHSA. Resources from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) The following list of materials includes those focused on general mental health and substance use-related…

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