Children’s Health

‘Sesame Street’ and CNN to Address Racism in Town Hall for Kids and Families

As the black community has to endure yet another African-American dying at the hands of police, CNN and “Sesame Street” are channeling their second town hall meeting to address the…

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10-Year-Old Chelsea Phaire Sends 1,500 Art Kits to Kids in Foster Homes and Shelters

Chelsea Phaire, a 10-year-old 5th-grader and founder of Chelsea’s Charity, creates art kits for kids in need around the nation. She chooses to give back to children in hopes that…

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New Bills Would Add $520 Million to Support Older Foster Youth

House leadership on child welfare introduced two bills that would increase funds for older foster youth. These bills would also help states prevent teens and young adults from aging out of…

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Will You Get an Additional SNAP Payment? Find Out!

Families who receive Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits may also get an additional SNAP payment this month to help with food while children are at home amid COVID-19. However, if…

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Y.E.S. Program Launches ‘For Youth By Youth’ Video Series

ASCI is excited to announce that the Youth Engagement Services program has launched a YouTube series called For Youth By Youth designed to uplift youth and keep them positively engaged…

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“Little Mask for Little People” Gives Free Masks & Meals to Kids

A kinship family in Philadelphia coordinated an event called “Little Mask for Little People” to provide protective masks to children in the Hunting Park community. During the event, they also…

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Read the Latest BACW Newsletter

Dr. Sharon McDaniel, board president of Black Administrators in Child Welfare, opens this month’s BACW newsletter: We are strong. I know we will come through this together. Whereas now there is…

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Child Vaccinations Drop as Parents Avoid the Doctor’s Office

Since it’s National Infant Immunization Week, we think it’s important to talk about the recent drop in child vaccinations and check-ups due to COVID-19. It’s common sense that anyone concerned…

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Needs of Older Youth During COVID-19

As COVID-19 continues, we must cater to the needs of older youth in foster care and kinship care who rely on us to ensure their well-being. “These are young people…

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Toxic Stress in Children: What It Does and How to Mitigate It

Feeling stressed has become a more frequent expression as we are challenged more every day by the impact and implications of COVID-19. Stress is always present in our lives, and in…

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