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Children’s Aid in the White House

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When the White House calls, you pick up the phone. And Children’s Aid feels very fortunate that the White House called earlier this year.

Honoring the Dedication of Our Social Workers: Part Three

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Nick Difato Social Work Month

As a social worker in our family foster care services, Nick’s overarching responsibility is to create safer and more stable environments for children and their families. This requires him, like his colleagues, to wear many hats. So on a typical day, Nick finds himself balancing the duties equal to that of a journalist and a firefighter.

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Associates Council to Help Kids Smile Brighter

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Every year, the Associates Council of The Children’s Aid Society identifies an initiative that defines how it uses its time, talents, and resources. This year, the council is supporting dental services— a core component of health services provided at Children’s Aid community clinics and school-based health centers.   

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Celebrate National Nutrition Month!

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March is National Nutrition Month. We want to take a second to recognize how important nutrition is to our work in building the well-being of New York City children and offer some a way for you to get invested in this month.

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Honoring the Dedication of Our Social Workers

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Connecting Community to the Classroom: 5th Annual Lift Every Voice Competition

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This past weekend, The Children’s Aid Society’s African American Male Initiative (AAMI) hosted its 5th annual Lift Every Voice competition. The public speaking series, part of the program’s Black History Month tradition, challenges its young participants to strengthen their writing and verbal skills beyond the classroom by critically engaging in social issues through persuasive speeches and debate.

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Advocating for School-Based Health Centers in Albany

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Advocates for School-Based Health Centers

Children’s Aid is lucky to have so many parents who are deeply engaged in their children’s well-being. Dozens of them trekked to the state capital last week—along with students and staff—for another successful advocacy day for school-based health centers (SBHCs). In partnership with the New York School-Based Health Alliance, we asked our state legislators to a) support Gov.

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Providing Mirrors for the Future

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Providing Mirrors for the FutureSchool was out last week for mid-winter recess, but our programs and services were still operating in overdrive.
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Teens Learn Love Should Never Hurt

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In honor of Teen Dating Violence Awareness month, the Health and Wellness Division's Just Ask Me (JAM) Peer Educators hosted their annual event to educate other teens across the organization on healthy dating practices and relationships.
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Something to Smile About

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Healthy children have one less reason to miss a day of school and have one more asset to prosper in adulthood. And dental health is a critical component of overall health. However, dentist visits are not always accessible to families living in poverty. That is why Children’s Aid is proud to be one of few health care providers to offer dental care to children while they are in school.

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