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Register for the PA Youth Advisory Board 2021 Virtual College Fair Today!

Register for the PA Youth Advisory Board’s (YAB) Virtual College Fair March 15-18. See below for details and click here to register today! The deadline to register is March 8….

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3 Thought Leaders Explore the Black Family Experience in Child Welfare Through a Racialized & Historical Lens

A letter to the new White House administration by Dr. Sharon McDaniel, Dr. Ervin Dyer and Dr. Yven Destin. An edited version was originally published in the Imprint. America holds onto an…

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Blessings Boutique: Free Clothes for Kids in Homewood

The Salvation Army branch in Homewood-Brushton has recently launched the Blessings Boutique, which is available to children ages 5 to 18 and offering free jackets, pants, shirts, toiletries and other…

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Child Welfare Legislative Updates: January 25-February 5, 2021

Please review the following child welfare legislative updates pertinent to children and families from January 25 – February 5, 2021. These bills and other important legislation can be tracked at GovTrack.us. Health H.Res….

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PA DHS 2021 Racial Equity Report Promotes System DEI Efforts

The Pennsylvania Department of Human Services (DHS) released its first-ever racial equity report on January 21, 2021. The report opens by alluding to the civil and racial unrest sparked by…

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Health and Developmental Assessments for Children in Foster Care

Each year, around thousands of children join the foster care system in the United States. In Philadelphia, more than 6,000 children are in foster, kinship or residential care. Foster youth…

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Learn and Earn Corporate Internship Application Is Now Open

The Learn and Earn Corporate Internship Program is now accepting applications! This eight-week professional internship program is for young adults ages 18-24 who have prior work experience. Young people who are selected…

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Philadelphia Youth Diversion Program Works to Dismantle the School-to-Prison Pipeline

Punitive discipline methods in schools – such as “zero-tolerance” policies – have historically affected students of color at disproportionate rates. The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) reports that Black students…

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Annie E. Casey Report Illuminates COVID-19 Damage to Children & Families

According to a recent Annie E. Casey report—Kids, Families and COVID-19—Pennsylvania children and families (and families nationwide) have not only suffered from financial challenges and food insecurity as a result…

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Dad Teaches Essential Skills on YouTube

Just like Rob Kenney and his seven siblings experienced, some children grow up without fathers, which can lead to a lack of basic skills that only fathers can teach. In…

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