Minority Mental Health Awareness Month

July marks National Minority Mental Health Awareness Month. After being formally recognized in 2008, this month was designated to bring awareness to the challenges of underrepresented groups related to mental health. Specifically, Black, Indigenous People, and People of Color face unique struggles when it comes to mental health. According to the National Alliance on Mental […]

Staff Spotlight: Justin Donofrio

Justin Donofrio, our Program Services Manager, has been with our organization for nearly one year. Justin started working with us in the middle of the COVID-19 pandemic, but he was uniquely prepared to transition into his new role.   “My onboarding process was very unique because we were in the middle of the pandemic but […]

Talking to Your Children when a Parent is Incarcerated

Approximately 81,096 Pennsylvania children have a parent incarcerated in a state prison, making up 3 percent of all children in the Commonwealth according to the Pennsylvania Department of Corrections.  Nationwide, approximately 1.7 million children have an incarcerated parent. The Pennsylvania Department of Corrections also reports: 1 in 7 children living in poverty have an incarcerated […]

Integrating Absent Family Members

Integrating, or reintegrating, absent family members into your family or child’s life can be difficult and present emotional challenges for your family. Your child’s emotional and physical wellbeing is paramount in any situation where a family member has been absent and is being reintegrated into the family dynamics once again. As we know, sometimes in […]

The Importance of National Mental Health Awareness Month for Children

May marks National Mental Health Awareness Month, a time when we all need to be unified in our support of individuals who struggle with a mental health concern. One out of every five adults will experience a mental health concern at some point in their lives, and that is why speaking up and talking about […]

Predators on Social Media

The proliferation of the internet and technology can make users, especially children, more vulnerable to online predators. In October 2020, Angela Liddle, our CEO, joined Secretary Teresa Miller of the Pennsylvania Department of Human Services and Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro to remind Pennsylvanians of the resources that are available to protect children from online […]

New HBO docuseries Allen vs. Farrow

The new HBO documentary series Allen v. Farrow has made headlines recently for exploring the sexual abuse allegations against filmmaker Woody Allen by his adopted daughter Dylan Farrow. Allen’s ex-wife and Farrow’s mother, actress Mia Farrow, appeared in the first episode of the series and told producers on camera “the great regret of [her] life” […]

Racial Inequities that Exist within Pennsylvania’s Institutions

On January 21, the Pennsylvania Department of Human Services (DHS) published a report on racial inequities that in Pennsylvania’s welfare and public assistance programs, including but not limited to, the child welfare system, judicial system, and job placement programs following a three-year study. The report notes that the Department serves more than 3 million Pennsylvanians […]

Honoring and Celebrating Black History Month

February marks Black History Month, a celebration of the contributions African Americans and Black Americans have made to American history. As we reflect on the struggles for freedom and equality that the Black community continues to endure, we remain committed to bringing awareness  to  how child abuse and neglect impacts black children. Children growing up […]

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