Parents’ Day

Categories: Child Welfare
“Behind every child who believes in themselves is a parent who believed first” – Matthew Jacobson In 1994 President Bill Clinton established Parents’ Day for recognizing, uplifting and supporting the role of parents in the rearing of children. This special day, celebrated on July 23rd, is a monumental time to strengthen our community. Family Matters …

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Celebrating Hug Your Kids Day

Categories: Child Welfare
“A silent hug means a thousand words to the heart” Hugging purely makes you feel good. Whether it’s a simple squeeze or a big bear hug, there are plenty of reasons why parents should embrace the act of hugging their children. Research has concluded that children’s development, including how the cope with stress as adults, …

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Father’s Day

Categories: Child Welfare
“Anyone can be a father, but it takes someone really special to be a DAD” Leading up to Father’s Day is important time to thank all biological or adoptive dads, who through their involvement and example, have been instrumental figures in children. Children whose fathers are high involved with them in a positive way do …

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Foster Care and Adoption: Add To Your Loving Family

Categories: Child Welfare
Foster Care and Adoption: Add To Your Loving Family Every two minutes, another child in the United States enters foster care. And similarly, far too many Washington, D.C. youth and teens live in homes facing crises and challenges that pose a risk to their safety and well-being. Every child deserves a safe and loving place …

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