What is Child Well-Being

Child well-being is an example of an idea that at first seems very intuitive and obvious, but that becomes somewhat less clear the more we think about it. Is child well-being the same as child health, or mental health? Is it the absence of bad things happening to the child, say, abuse or neglect? Or is it a feature of […]

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April is Child Abuse Prevention Month

April is Child Abuse Prevention Month. The St. Louis Family and Community Partnership and other community partners are working together on some exciting ways to raise awareness about abuse/neglect and to strengthen families by linking them to supportive services. Find out how you can participate in the 2015 Child Abuse Prevention Month activities         

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St. Louis City Court moves to reduce unnecessary detentions & improve community safety

The March 18, 2015 meeting of the St. Louis Family and Community Partnership focused on forward thinking juvenile justice practices. Kenneth Mayo and Cathy Horejas gave a presentation that included an overview of the mission and working of the St. Louis City Family Court.  They described the Juvenile Detention Assessment tool, and the detention alternatives used by the Family Court.  […]

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News You Can Use

The next few weeks offer a wealth of educational opportunities.  All of these address the systemic disparities experienced by African American youth and parents, and ways to move toward greater equity and better outcomes. Thursday, March 12, 2015.  Stolen Childhoods: The Emotional Toll of Gun Violence. Presented by Women’s Voices Raised for Social Justice. 6:30 PM coffee, program begins at 7 PM. At the Ethical […]

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