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November 2020

Day-Burget: Grandfamilies and COVID-19: Families of Unique Origins Face Unique Challenges

Raising a child can be hard at any age. Doing so in one’s golden years during a global pandemic introduces an array of unique challenges. Mel Hannah spent most of his life in service to others. He was the first African American member of the Flagstaff City Council and vice chairman of the NAACP Arizona State Conference. And, in service to his beloved family, Mel and his wife Shirley, now in their 80s, have been helping their daughter Ashley raise her three children these past years. Sadly,...

Lesley: These Commonsense Measures Can Lift up America’s Children

Public discourse in this election year has largely ignored the plight of our nation’s children. Debates and position platforms have glossed over what the COVID-19 pandemic has meant for their stability and well-being. And despite a new study released last week finding that poverty has grown by six million people in the past three months, with circumstances worsening most for Black people and children, candidates and elected officials have remained largely silent. Even as the virus has...

Building Equitable Futures for Oklahoma’s Children: An Early Childhood Research and Policy Series

Oklahoma’s top early childhood advocacy group and the state’s only early childhood research institute are partnering to offer a new, multi-session conference to highlight early childhood research, initiatives, and policy. “Building Equitable Futures for Oklahoma’s Children: An Early Childhood Research and Policy Series,” presented by Oklahoma Partnership for School Readiness (OPSR) and the Early Childhood Education Institute (ECEI), is Dec. 9, 2020, Jan. 13, 2021 and Feb 10, 2021 . Each of...

Online forum to tackle childhood trauma [enidnews.com]

By James Neal, Enid News & Eagle, November 6, 2020 Woodward Area Coalition, Evolution Foundation and the Potts Family Foundation will host a virtual screening and panel discussion, Nov. 11-14, of "Resilience," a documentary that examines adverse childhood experiences and their long-lasting effects. The documentary "reveals how toxic stress can trigger hormones that wreak havoc on the brains and bodies of children, putting them at risk for disease, homelessness, prison time and early...

Enid News & Eagle: Online forum to tackle childhood trauma

Woodward Area Coalition, Evolution Foundation and the Potts Family Foundation will host a virtual screening and panel discussion, Nov. 11-14, of “Resilience,” a documentary that examines adverse childhood experiences and their long-lasting effects. The documentary “reveals how toxic stress can trigger hormones that wreak havoc on the brains and bodies of children, putting them at risk for disease, homelessness, prison time and early death,” and “chronicles the dawn of a movement determined...

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