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Day of Silence: Register to Participate on April 23!

The GLSEN Day of Silence on April 23, 2021, is a nationwide event led by students. During this time, everyone involved takes a vow of silence to highlight the effects…

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Sign Up for the March 2021 Issue of the National Kinship Review

In honor of Social Work Month and Women’s History Month, the upcoming March issue of the National Kinship Review will feature Q&As with five women who have significantly impacted child…

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Child Welfare Legislative Updates: February 22-26 & March 1-5, 2021

Please review the following child welfare legislative updates pertinent to children and families from February 22-26 & March 1-5, 2021. These bills and other important legislation can be tracked at GovTrack.us. Health   S….

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6 Tips to Maintain a Healthy Weight

World Obesity Day is about the obesity epidemic across the world. There are practical solutions to lessen and rewind this global issue in order to help people live healthier and…

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Penalizing Black Hair in Our School System Is Wrong

Black students are three to six times more likely to be dismissed from school than their white counterparts. School systems continually criminalize natural Black hairstyles by “preparing them for the…

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Child Welfare Legislative Updates: February 8-19, 2021

Please review the following child welfare legislative updates pertinent to children and families from February 8-19, 2021. These bills and other important legislation can be tracked at GovTrack.us. Health   S. 304 — Sen. Tammy Duckworth…

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A Critical Conversation of Kinship with the Founders of Black History Month

Established on September 9, 1915, by Dr. Carter G. Woodson, the founders of Black History Month—the Association for the Study of African American Life and History (ASALH)—continue to carry out…

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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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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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The History of “Lift Every Voice and Sing”

The History First published in 1900, “Lift Every Voice and Sing” was written by James Weldon Johnson, a notable novelist, poet, songwriter and lawyer. The poem speaks about the satisfaction African-Americans feel…

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