Parenting

Educating Ourselves to Educate Our Children on the Importance of Juneteenth

A Message on Juneteenth from Dr. Sharon L. McDaniel  The symbolism of the federal Juneteenth holiday is strong. It calls out the profound contribution of enslaved Black Americans and their…

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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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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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Family and Community Engagement Group Offerings

We have several support groups for families, caregivers, fathers, grandparents and people in the community through our Family and Community Engagement department! If you would like to attend any of…

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ASCI Helps Fathers Keep the F.A.I.T.H.

We hear a lot about gender bias in family court when deciding custody and how there is a bias in favor of mothers. It seems that courts are sending a…

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Working Parents Pulled in 2 Directions. What Does This Mean for Cos.?

From KellogInsight For working parents, every day presents itself with new challenges, causing an array of complicated emotions. Research from Cynthia Wang, a clinical professor of management and organizations at the…

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How to Honor Native Americans This Thanksgiving

The celebration of Thanksgiving brings a mix of emotions among Americans. What we once learned as children, as adults became a myth. Whitewashed accounts of the first Thanksgiving created harmful…

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The Education Law Center’s 2021 Back-to-School Guide

The Education Law Center (ELC) has updated its annual Back-to-School Guide with publications on various education topics to help families, students, and child-serving professionals. Please see the ELC website for a full-featured version of…

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Melanin Mommies Pgh, Inc. Creates Safe Space for Black Mothers

Latrice “Phoenix” Rose started Melanin Mommies Pgh, Inc. in 2014 as an online support group for expecting African American mothers. Her goal for Melanin Mommies Pgh, Inc. was to create…

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Veteran & Kinship Caregiver Teaches Children the Value of Family

*Names have been changed to protect the identities of children in care. Shane* has been caring for his kinship child Jamal* for almost two years, and he works hard to…

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