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April 4th, 2024

Building Hopeful Futures Together: Child Abuse Prevention Month 2024


April marks Child Abuse Prevention Month. This year’s theme is “Building a Hopeful Future, Together,” with a focus on…

March 7th, 2024

Social Worker Appreciation Month: A Reminder of this Important Work


March is Social Worker Appreciation Month! Each year, I am reminded of the important work social workers do. It’s work…

October 26th, 2023

Empowering Our Youth Aging out of Foster Care: The Vital Role We Can All Play


Adulting is hard. Becoming an adult is often both an exciting and scary time for any of us. We may…

August 3rd, 2023

System Change: Why It Matters for Children


Imagine waking up tomorrow and finding out you had to go live somewhere else. Somewhere you didn’t choose. Away from…

April 13th, 2023

Child Abuse Prevention Month: Reframing Our Approach


This year marks the 40th year that April has been considered Child Abuse Prevention Month since its inception in…

July 7th, 2022

Child Welfare in NC: Implications of FFPSA


The United States is several years into a child welfare transformation law we call “Families First." This law, the Family…

April 20th, 2022

Child Abuse Prevention Month: A Month to Act


by Sarah Norris, Chief Program Officer April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month. The month’s focus it to prevent…

December 9th, 2021

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Celebrating Home


I love this time of year. Warming up in sweaters and scarves and drinking hot cocoa by the fire. We celebrate…

August 5th, 2021

Does It Fit? What FFPSA means for the Child Welfare System.


The Family First Prevention Services Act otherwise known as FFPSA or “Families First” was signed on February 9, 2018. …

April 19th, 2021

Project Safe Home: A Pathway to Resilience


Awareness of the prevalence of commercial sexual exploitation (CSE), otherwise known as sex trafficking, is growing across the United…