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Talking With Children About Race

From the recent murders of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and countless other Black Americans throughout history, whose lives were taken by police brutality and systemic racism, we have seen how dismantling all forms of racism is critical to the central…

Relationships are Key: Supporting Underserved Students

Today’s post is based on an interview with Brooke Adams, a first-generation college graduate with a master’s degree in social work and a passion for working with students from under-resourced communities. Please introduce yourself and your work for our blog…

The Importance of Relationships and Equity in Foster Care

Today’s post is based on an interview with Victor Sims, an active advocate for children in foster care. Victor works as a case manager supervisor at SailFuture, won a 2020 Casey Excellence for Children Award, and is an American Bar Association…

Spreading HOPE during Challenging Times

The pandemic and recent instances of police brutality have laid bare structural inequities in America. Multiple systems, from law to healthcare, are failing to keep us all safe and healthy. During this time of Covid-19, a recent development, and systemic…

Juneteenth: Reflection, Commitment, and Action

By Chloe Yang, Dr. Robert Sege, and Dr. Dina Burstein. The art above is "Fireworks At Oak Bluffs," scratchboard, by Sonia Lynn Sadler. Only 154 years ago today, the last enslaved people in the United States were told they were…

Addendum to HOPE Stands with Black Lives Matter

Today's blog is a brief addendum to our blog from Tuesday, June 2, "HOPE Stands with Black Lives Matter." First of all, thank you very much for the kind words and comments we received by email and phone since the…

HOPE Stands with Black Lives Matter

By Chloe Yang, Dr. Robert Sege, and Dr. Dina Burstein These past few days, the killing of George Floyd has opened a raw wound, one among many, caused by police brutality and a system built on racism. HOPE (Healthy Outcomes…

Justice is Love: Fatherhood and Equity during COVID-19

Today's post is based on an interview with Corey Best, a member of the HOPE National Advisory Board and the Birth Parent National Network (BPNN) | CTF Alliance, which “promotes and champions birth parents as leaders and strategic partners in…

Health Equity and HOPE

As described in Dina’s recent blog, our team just returned from California. The issue of health equity arose in our discussions; this blog addresses how we think about HOPE and equity. HOPE (Healthy Outcomes from Positive Experiences) arises from a…

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