Family Health

Tips for Teaching Your Child to Save Money During Financial Wellness Month

January is Financial Wellness Month & it is important for youth and families to start making good habits. The habit of saving money may be a crucial life skill. Saving…

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Honoring Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and Celebrating His Legacy of Service 

MLK Day is a Day On, Not a Day Off MLK Day is the only federal holiday designated as a National Day of Service to encourage all Americans to volunteer to improve…

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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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Ways to Celebrate the New Year with Family and Friends

2023 is right around the corner! With so many things that have happened in 2022, next year will surely be a time of fruitfulness for kinship families all over the…

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8 Ways to Celebrate Native American Heritage Month With Your Children

November is National Native American Heritage Month. This month gives us all the opportunity to honor the history and continuing culture of Native Americans, Alaska Natives, and Native Hawaiians. Get…

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30 Years of Knowledge Building for an Effective Kin-First Culture: A Natural Family Resource for Children in and out of the Child Welfare System

Sharon McDaniel, Ph.D., EdD, MPA President and CEO, A Second Chance, Inc. I am an alumnus of what is now known as kinship care. Today we prefer to call this “lived…

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National Baby Safety Month: Recommendations for Kinship Caregivers on Baby Safety Kelly Starver, Ph.D. Nursing

The month of September recognizes baby safety and kinship care as national designations. For many kinship caregivers, having a baby in the house or caring for a baby may be a completely new experience. …

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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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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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