Your Organization Is Invited to Participate in the April 29 Healthy Kids Family Resource Fair

The St. Louis Family & Community Partnership and the St. Louis Area Council on Child Abuse and Neglect will sponsor the third annual Healthy Kids Family Resource Fair, on Saturday, April 29, from 10 am to 2 pm at the O’Fallon Park YMCA Recreation Complex. At this event, your organization can reach an audience of families from throughout the north St. […]

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Where Do St. Louis Mayoral Candidates Stand on Child/Family Issues?

Children and families should be an important consideration in choosing the next mayor of the City of St. Louis. Our partners have joined to circulate a questionnaire to the candidates about their views on child/family issues. Read each candidate’s responses to our seven questions to compare their platforms. Contributing to the questionnaire were Generate Health, the St. Louis Regional Early […]

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Using State TANF Block Grant Funds to Support Families

A recent report in Governing that explores states’ spending of the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) Block Grant should grab the attention of Missourians who care about creating opportunities for unemployed families and assuring that kids have food on the table and a home while their parents search for work. TANF was “reformed” in 1996 to focus on helping […]

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Closing the School-to-Prison Pipeline: Increasing Racial Equity and Reducing Suspensions in the Schools

The United States has the highest rate of incarceration of any country, and the racial disparities in our prison system are alarming. The Sentencing Project reports that African American males are 6 times as likely to be imprisoned as white males.  If current trends continue, one every 3 African American males born today can expect to spend time in prison, […]

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Results for children and families discussed at 2016 Legislative Wrap-Up

How did children and their families fare in the 2016 Missouri legislative session? Speakers at the June 8 Legislative Wrap-Up Forum described actions of the 2016 Missouri Legislature affecting children and families. See their presentation materials: Traci Gleason, Judy Dungan, Cherisse Thibault, Christine Woody Traci Gleason, Missouri Budget Project Judy Dungan, Missouri Children’s Leadership Council Cherisse Thibault, Missouri KidsFirst Christine […]

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