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In the Push to Keep Children With Kin and out of Foster Care, Are Families Heard?

By Steve Volk, Next City

Kids face less long-term trauma when they live with kin instead of foster families. Yet despite promising kinship placement models elsewhere and signs of improvement, Philadelphia’s child welfare system still appears biased against families.

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Dear Freedom Seeker (A love letter to Haitians)

By Carlo Campbell

Dear freedom seeker, refugee from hate, migrant from the lands of injustice…

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Freedom Is A Birth Right (A Love Letter to Haitians)

By Lindo Yes

When I see you
I realize my want for freedom
Has always been a need for freedom
Never an ask
A demand

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Hidden Costs: Gun Violence, Mental Health & Financial Stress

Mental health and post traumatic stress bear a hidden cost in the aftermath of gun violence. 

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Following Bill Cosby’s release, wellness advocates push for Consent Culture

Rape culture is a culture in which sexual violence is treated as the norm and projects blame for sexual assaults on the victims’ behavior, appearance,  or profession while exempting or excusing perpetrators of assault from accountability for the violence they’ve inflicted and and harm they’ve caused. Educators for Consent Culture, has been working to raise awareness about consent culture.

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When Self-Love Is Sanity: Free mental health courses to help you stay sane while standing up to racism

Challenging racism is exhausting. For Black, Indigenous, Latinx, and Asian communities, in particular, the pandemic has further unveiled racial disparities and systemic injustices in the United States. People of Color are often operating within spaces that uphold values rooted in white supremacy while being called upon to help solve diversity and equity issues. All of this, while dealing with their own personal, social, and cultural traumas… during a pandemic.

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The ‘me too.’ Movement’s New Program Director Has A History of Healing

The ‘me too.’ movement has a new Program Director with a history in healing and wellness-focused practices. Shesheena Bray, a Philadelphia-based mental health therapist starts full time in the role on February 15th.