Advocacy

Child Abuse Prevention Symposium: Register Now!

PA Family Support Alliance is holding its annual PA Child Abuse Prevention Symposium virtually on September 22, 2021.  This Symposium will be entirely virtual and will feature acclaimed speakers, such…

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Minkah Fitzpatrick and the Steelers Playing for Foster Children

Proceeds benefit Minkah Fitzpatrick’s Unshackled Foundation benefitting KidsVoice! This season, Minkah Fitzpatrick is proud to launch a campaign program with KidsVoice to help provide better opportunities to children in need. The…

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Suicide Prevention: The Significance of the Semicolon

September is National Suicide Prevention Month. Addiction, anxiety, depression and much more are very present in the lives of those who suffer from mental health issues. The semicolon symbolizes a…

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Virtual Equity Summit: Register Today with Gwen’s Girls!

Registration is open for the 6th Annual BGEA Virtual Equity Summit, September 22-24, 2021. Participants can join the Fireside Chats and choose from important educational sessions. The first 50 Gwen’s Girls or BGEA students and parents to sign up…

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Child Welfare Legislative Updates: August 24-September 3, 2021

Please review the following child welfare legislative updates pertinent to children and families from August 24-September 3, 2021. These bills and other important legislation can be tracked at GovTrack.us. Health H.R. 5136—Rep. Bob…

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Beverly’s Birthdays Helps Transition-Age Youth Celebrate Milestones

In May of 2021, Beverly’s Birthdays, in partnership with the TAY (Transition-Age Youth) Division, launched a new initiative called Milestones. This referral-based program celebrates the accomplishments of TAY youth. So…

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2 Gen Program for Pregnant or Parenting Transition-Age Youth

If you know a young parent who was formerly dependent, the 2 Gen Program from KidsVoice is available to help. The goal of the 2 Gen program is to keep the…

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ASCI Leaders Provide Details on Program for Restorative Justice

From the Desks of Dr. David Brock and Shielah DeBlanc When defining justice, it is ultimately related to fairness. Therefore, justice for families means access to opportunity for everyone. For…

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Juvenile Justice Reform Through Kinship

How Kinship Care and Other Community-Based Supports Provide Trauma-Informed Alternatives for At-Risk Crossover Youth With the enactment of SB 823 / AB 1868 in 2020, California has been phasing out its Department of Juvenile Justice (DJJ) and instead, creating ways…

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Kinship Care & Collaboration as Juvenile Justice Reform: Q&A with Felipe Franco

Growing research continues to support that restorative practices allow youth to remain in their homes and schools, help systems-involved families heal and keep communities intact. As such, prioritizing kinship care as a means to prevent out-of-home youth from becoming dually involved is reflected in juvenile justice and child welfare organizations’ practices and priorities nationwide. Additionally, models like the Crossover Youth…

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