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March 2023

Adoptive Mom Stops Whenever She Sees Son's 'Homeless But Not Heartless' Birth Mommy So He Can 'Say Hi' (

To read more of Hawthorn Martin's article, please click here, Adopted Mom Takes Son To See Homeless Birth Mom So They Can Maintain Their Relationship | YourTango As many parents and children have talked about, adoption and the foster care system can be both beautiful and devastating experiences for families. Where one adopted family is able to provide more support and stability to a child, sometimes the birth mother is left out of the picture, no matter how much she loves her child. One...

Supporting Infant and Early Childhood Professionals and Community Resilience

In January, Resilient Georgia and the Center for Interrelational Science and Pediatrics received a Georgia Department of Early Care and Learning Community Transformation Grant to launch an Infant and Early Childhood Professional Development Course and Guidebook. Across Resilient Georgia’s 16 regional coalitions , there is a documented need to support the early childhood care and education (ECCE) workforce. Leveraging statewide support for training Georgia’s workforce in the Community...

Teen mom who couldn't find babysitter takes her 1-year-old toddler as prom date and they're adorable (

Image source: TikTok/melissa-mccabe To read more of Sethuraman S.'s article, please click here. A teenage mom has received appreciation after taking her toddler as her date to the school prom. Melissa Mccabe, who is 16 now, became pregnant when she was 14 and gave birth to Arthur in November 2020. Mccabe, who lives in the U.K., describes her 1-year-old son as her "little blessing" and said she wanted him to be part of her prom. "When prom came around, no one could really have him and I...

How much would the NAS poverty reduction packages reduce referrals to CPS and foster care placements? Would they reduce racial disproportionality in child welfare? (

Because of a collaboration with Columbia University and UW-Madison, we have answers to these questions. By Peter Peter Pecora, Casey Family Programs, March 17, 2023 - Overview The National Academy of Sciences (NAS) recently released a “ roadmap ” to reduce child poverty by as much as half through the implementation of a series of social policy packages. The aim of this study was to simulate the reductions in Child Protective Services (CPS) involvement and foster care placements that are...

Podcast: The Family Mental Health Emergency Toolkit

To listen to the Podcast: please click here. Are you prepared for a mental health emergency? If not, get ready! In this podcast, Brother Be Well Host and Content Director, Michael P Coleman, gives us tools for handling mental health emergencies efficiently. Joining in this discussion is Vice President, Capitol City Black Nurses Association, Sheree Criner, RN. This podcast is sponsored by Blue Shield of California’s BlueSky initiative.

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