Family Safety

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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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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Father Shares Encouraging Story About the Strength of Kinship as Mental and Emotional Support for His Children

For children and adolescents, family connectedness acts as a protective factor for their mental health. Fostering this sense of belonging and being cared for in youth can reduce the likelihood…

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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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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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National Child Welfare Headlines: April 18-April 29, 2022

Please review the following news updates impacting the triad April 18, 2022, through April 29, 2022. Four New Cities Join Generation Work The Annie E. Casey Foun­da­tion has select­ed four…

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A Discussion on Child Abuse Prevention with Prevent Child Abuse America: Q&A with Jennifer Jones

This year’s theme for National Child Abuse Prevention Month is, “Thriving Children and Families: Prevention with Purpose.” Children have the right to be safe, nurtured, and raised in a stable environment, and…

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National Child Welfare Headlines: March 31-April 18, 2022

Please review the following weekly news updates impacting the triad pertaining to children and families from March 31, 2022, through April 18, 2022. New York Governor Rejects Legislature’s Proposals to…

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How Uplifting the Voices of Kinship Help to Move from Awareness to Advocacy and Acceptance for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder

In 2021, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reported that approximately one in 44 children in the U.S. is diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder (ASD), according to…

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