Education

Important Lessons to Learn from Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Although Martin Luther King, Jr. Day has passed, it is imperative to know and understand that his message is central to everyone at any given time. Throughout the course of…

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A Discussion on Mentoring and Financial Wellness for Youth Aging Out of the System

Mentorship can play a critical role in preparing transition-age youth for adulthood. According to the University of Chicago’s Chapin Center, by age 26, 36% of young people who ‘aged out’ of foster…

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ASCI Presents: A Lived Experience Story ft. Jaslyn Cuff

Each month A Second Chance, Inc. tries to share the voices of our kinship families through Q&A style discussions. We are an agency that strives to provide a safe, secure, and nurturing…

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Preventing Human Trafficking for Youth in Care

As a kinship caregiver, remaining on high alert to help prevent youth from becoming victimized by human trafficking is imperative. Kinship youth are at a higher risk than others so…

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Sharing Our Year in Review: A Strong Year of Kinship as a Culture of Learning

Through over 30 years of knowledge building for an effective kin-first culture, we know that kinship care work must include the kinship triad (the child, birth parent, and caregiver). In reflecting over…

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National Youth Justice Action Month: Q&A with Shielah DeBlanc

President, Joseph R. Biden Jr. proclaimed October National Youth Justice Action Month (NYJAM). During National Youth Justice Action Month, I call upon States and communities to join me in seeking…

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Domestic Violence Awareness Month Statistics

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. It affects many people in America daily. Victims can find themselves in difficult living situations and often struggle to have residential and financial independence…

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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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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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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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