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Strengthening and Celebrating Families

At the Institute for Family, we believe family is the foundation for healthy children and strong communities. So, when families are at their strongest, everyone benefits. Through our workgeared towards family service professionals, advocates, and familieswe are working to ensure all families have the opportunities and resources they need to thrive. Our approach →

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Articles on family and supporting their well-being

Light Paper: Addiction

Light Paper: Addiction

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.

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Lightbulb Moment: Benefits of Budgeting for Families

Lightbulb Moment: Benefits of Budgeting for Families

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.

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Introducing the Center for Learning and Light Lab

Introducing the Center for Learning and Light Lab

The Center for Learning and Light Lab are dedicated to enhancing family well-being through versatile training opportunities and online educational resources. Our learner-driven programs provide comprehensive learning experiences. Explore our resources on child welfare conversations and family topics.

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Light Paper: Poverty Versus Neglect In North Carolina

Light Paper: Poverty Versus Neglect In North Carolina

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.

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Training For Families And Professionals

The Institute for Family Center for Learning offers holistic training for parent enrichment and professional development. Explore on-demand, learner-driven courses tailored for all families, child welfare professionals, family service experts, and advocates.

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Resources And Insights On Family Topics And Child Welfare

Enrich your perspective and gain insights from our user-friendly resources designed to simplify complex issues and promote informed discussions. Explore our Light Papers, comprehensive guides that bridge the gap between lived experiences and high-level issues.

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Seen Out Loud Podcast by Institute for Family

Stream The Seen Out Loud Podcast

Listen to conversations that recognize family well-being advocacy starts with us. Tap into Season 2 of the Seen Out Loud Podcast—2023 MarCom Gold Winner for Industry Focused Podcast Series—on our podcast website and on your favorite streaming platform.

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