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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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At the Capitol, Strength in Numbers

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On Tuesday, February 2, the Fostering Youth Success Alliance (FYSA) descended on the New York State Capitol from many corners of the state. For the second consecutive year, dozens of young people—students from high school and college, recent graduates—joined representatives of the 18 organizations in the alliance to make a case for expansive higher education support for youth in and aging out of foster care.

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Two from Children’s Aid Join NYC Children’s Cabinet Advisory Board

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Children's Aid Goes to Albany

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On Tuesday, January 26, The Children’s Aid Society president and CEO Phoebe Boyer spent the day in Albany to advocate for New York’s children and families.
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Donna Chandler: Celebrating Her Many Years of Service

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Pictured from left to right: Donna Chandler and Faith Ringgold

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Partners in Safety

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The National Income Life Insurance Company has done a fine thing in the name of safety. It has created a Child Safe Kit, offered free to its customers. This kit stores a child’s pictures, fingerprints, and other information useful to law enforcement in the event that that child is reported missing. 

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A Holiday Home Run

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Major League Baseball has had a longstanding relationship with the Boys & Girls Club, which means they’ve been a great source of support for the four clubs connected with Children’s Aid. The latest measure of that support came last week. MLB asked for letters to Santa from 50 of our kids at East Harlem Center. Then they sent a bus uptown to get the kids along with some of our staff and bring them to their midtown headquarters for food and fun.

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