Northern Virginia Daily: Belle Grove online exhibit

Northern Virginia Daily: Belle Grove online exhibit. “Belle Grove has published its latest online exhibit …, The Jackson Family: A Story of Resilience & The Enduring Love of Family. It tells the story of Emanuel Jackson, a free Black man from Frederick County and how he purchased the freedom of his children and grandchild who were enslaved by the Hite family. Jackson resided in Pittsburgh and his children joined him there.”

Panel Discussion: Finding Your People (UNC University Libraries)

UNC University Libraries: Panel Discussion: Finding Your People. “This panel discussion will bring together faculty researchers and archival practitioners to discuss the representation of Black families in the archive, the history, and impact of collecting, examine where we are at this current moment, and what the future of Black family collections might look like.”

State of Maine: Maine DHHS Launches Help Me Grow Maine to Connect Families to Resources That Help Young Children Thrive

State of Maine: Maine DHHS Launches Help Me Grow Maine to Connect Families to Resources That Help Young Children Thrive. “Initiated by the Department and supported with the passage of PL 2021, Ch. 457 (PDF) sponsored by Senate President Troy Jackson, the free service for children up to eight years of age and their families aims to improve access to early developmental screening, diagnostic, and treatment services and referrals to early intervention services.”

New Jersey Department of Health: First Lady Tammy Murphy Announces Launch of Connecting NJ to Better Support Families

New Jersey Department of Health: First Lady Tammy Murphy Announces Launch of Connecting NJ to Better Support Families. “First Lady Tammy Murphy today introduced Connecting NJ, New Jersey’s first-of-its-kind network of partners and agencies dedicated to helping New Jersey families thrive. The website – http://www.NJ.gov/ConnectingNJ – centralizes information and referrals to state and local wellness services, including healthcare for mothers and children, early education programs, domestic violence support, addiction treatment, financial and housing assistance, home visiting programs, behavioral health services, and more.”

Penn State: Clearinghouse provides searchable database of evidence-based programs

Penn State: Clearinghouse provides searchable database of evidence-based programs . “The Clearinghouse has created a Continuum of Evidence to assist individuals in identifying evidence-based programs that can be used to improve the health and well-being of military and civilian families. The Continuum is a free, interactive, searchable database of more than 1,300 programs that address a wide variety of family concerns and mental health issues such as parenting, financial literacy, alcohol/drugs/tobacco use and misuse, sexual assault, anxiety, trauma, and depression.”

New Republic: Life Behind Russia’s Veil of Misinformation

New Republic: Life Behind Russia’s Veil of Misinformation. “The current clash over truth, fiction, and everything in between has expanded the thousands of miles that physically divide parts of my family, so much so that these days, it often feels as if we reside on different planets. I’ve lived in the U.S. since the age of 4; I decided to become a citizen and build my life here. My mother and brother moved back to Moscow when I was in my late teens. Over the years, we’ve grown used to relying on technology to keep in touch. But while it’s never been easier to stay connected, I no longer know how much of the conversations we have with one another is real.”

The Mainichi: Baseless coronavirus rumors damaging families, relationships in Japan

The Mainichi: Baseless coronavirus rumors damaging families, relationships in Japan. “Two years have already passed since the first coronavirus case was confirmed in Japan, and measures such as multiple state of emergency declarations have been taken intermittently. But misinformation and false rumors about the virus and vaccines have been spreading as if to take advantage of people under stress and anxiety, and have damaged relationships and family ties.”

The Spec: Root & Seed app and podcast helps families hold on to their history

The Spec: Root & Seed app and podcast helps families hold on to their history. “Three years ago, Anika Chabra lost her mother. But she lost something else, too…. Chabra wanted to create a platform to help people document and celebrate their culture, and turned to a co-worker in the advertising industry, Jennifer Siripong Mandel, to do it with her. The pair’s brainchild: The Root & Seed Conversation Tool web app helps people celebrate their family traditions, culture and roots.”

WSAW: Family courts navigate COVID-19 vaccine disagreements

WSAW: Family courts navigate COVID-19 vaccine disagreements. ” Courts are having to mediate new disputes between divorced parents as the COVID-19 vaccines are approved for younger populations. They are seeing disagreements between the parents on whether shared children should get the shot. In the case of separation or divorce, parents have to come to a custody agreement as to whether one parent gets sole custody making decisions for the children or if it is shared. This can impact issues such as non-emergency medical treatments, what school the child goes to and religion.”

Washington Post: In coronavirus-hit Mexico, many women are ‘determined to not have babies’

Washington Post: In coronavirus-hit Mexico, many women are ‘determined to not have babies’. “Everyone knew the pandemic would bring death. Edith García Díaz thought it would also bring birth — lots of birth. As a state health official, she worried the crisis would impede access to contraceptives, leading to a rise in pregnancies…. But as the data trickle in, one state after another has reported the opposite tendency. Births in Mexico dropped 11 percent in the first six months of this year compared with the same period in 2020, according to preliminary Health Ministry data.”

New York Times: Child Tax Credit’s Extra Help Ends, Just as Covid Surges Anew

New York Times: Child Tax Credit’s Extra Help Ends, Just as Covid Surges Anew. “For millions of American families with children, the 15th of the month took on a special significance in 2021: It was the day they received their monthly child benefit, part of the Biden administration’s response to the pandemic…. Now, the benefit — an expansion of the existing child tax credit — is ending, just as the latest wave of coronavirus cases is keeping people home from work and threatening to set off a new round of furloughs. Economists warn that the one-two punch of expiring aid and rising cases could put a chill on the once red-hot economic recovery and cause severe hardship for millions of families already living close to the poverty line.”

BBC: The drama of Peru’s Covid orphans

BBC: The drama of Peru’s Covid orphans. “Peru has been battered by Covid-19, with more than 202,500 deaths in a population of under 33 million. One of the most tragic effects of the pandemic here is the number of children who have been left without a mother, father, or some other caregiver. There are at least 93,000 of them, according to the medical journal The Lancet. And even though one of their parents might still be alive, they are referred to as ‘Covid orphans’.”