Child and family well-being dymistified
Enter the Light Lab, an online hub for unraveling child welfare topics and igniting conversations on family well-being. Navigate our user-friendly resources designed to simplify complex topics and promote informed discussions. Join us in illuminating paths to a brighter future for families.
Demystify family well-being—explore research and personal stories for a broader perspective. Explore complex topics, discover insights and innovation, and drive change.
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Light Papers are designed for a diverse readership—spanning child welfare professionals, policymakers, advocates, educators, and anyone with a passion for family well-being. These papers represent a unique fusion of storytelling, research, and actionable insights.
Each Light Paper is a comprehensive guide to a child welfare topic that profoundly influences family well-being. It begins with a family perspective, bridging the gap between lived experiences and high-level issues. In addition, Light Papers offer critical contextual information and practical next step takeaways
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Dive into the complexities of addiction, challenging stigmas and shedding light on racial disparities. This exploration reveals alarming statistics on substance use disorders, emphasizing the urgency for evidence-based interventions. Personal stories underscore the importance of empathy, fostering a shift towards preventive solutions. Discover resources and support for those navigating the challenges of addiction in North Carolina.
In recent years, amid the reality of many US Americans living paycheck to paycheck, managing financial control through budgeting and financial literacy has been a priority. Budgeting involves tracking monthly income and expenditures i.e. rent, mortgage, utilities, and car payments. Whether through an app, spreadsheet, or notebook, budgeting raises awareness of spending habits and reveals opportunities for improved money management. Though finances can be overwhelming, budgeting can provide families with a sense of control and financial empowerment.
This Light Paper issue reviews neglect criteria. See the impact of prioritizing family support over separation. This issue reviews differences in monitoring and reporting in child welfare. Explore practical steps that promote fairness and kindness while protecting children from harm and helping families.