Parenting

Lessons from Ma’Khia Bryant’s Death: Better Housing Policy & Kinship Care Aid Can Save Our Children

This article was written by ASCI’s editorial team and originally published by the Imprint. Sweet 16. It’s an age when many teens revel in the thought of getting a driver’s…

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Debunking the “Absent Father” Myth with ASCI Operations Director LeVelle Alexander

Not only are Black fathers more involved in their children’s lives, but they also want to be engaged despite the barriers our nation’s systems have built up against them. Yet, American society continues to perpetuate the…

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Elevating the Voices of Black Fathers in Child Welfare

Not only are Black fathers more involved in their children’s lives, but they also want to be engaged despite the barriers our nation’s systems have built up against them. Yet, American society continues to perpetuate the…

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The Cuff Family: Through Thick & Thin, Love Wins

The National Center on Substance Abuse and Child Welfare (NCSACW) shares that over the last 30 years, countless families have been separated over struggles with drug and alcohol abuse, as…

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Innovating Kinship Care Practice During COVID-19: One Year Later

When COVID-19 reached the pandemic level last year, many children and families found themselves having to create a “new normal.” This has included a shift from physical social interactions to…

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Child Tax Credit Payments: Updates on Monthly Payments

Information provided by WPXI. The Internal Revenue Service has released more information about changes to the Child Tax Credit that will see parents receiving between $300 and $350 a month…

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How to Improve Teens’ Self-Esteem

Learn to help improve teens’ self-esteem with these suggestions! What is self-esteem? Oxford Dictionary defines self-esteem as “confidence in one’s own worth or abilities; self-respect.” Those with self-esteem are generally…

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8 Ways to Celebrate Teacher Appreciation Week

It’s Teacher Appreciation Week! Teachers have gone above and beyond to ensure that children continue their learning experience during the pandemic. From quarantine to school closures and virtual learning, teachers…

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IRS to Send Checks for Child Tax Credit Starting in July

To help families meet their children’s basic needs, Congress expanded the Child Tax Credit (CTC) for 2021. The IRS will be sending out monthly checks to families with children, starting…

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Important Webinars from Gwen’s Girls

Information pulled from Gwen’s Girls: Parenthetically Speaking: Virtual Parent Meeting Wednesday, April 28, 2021 at 6 p.m. Parents are the first and most important teachers! Too often, schools make it difficult…

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