September 10, 2020

Together Toward Transformation: Roundtable Series

Are you interested in discussing opportunities to build a child care system that actually works for children, families, child care providers, and employers? Join Child Care Aware of America this September for “Together Toward Transformation: A CCAoA Roundtable Series.”

Available Sessions

    • Parents & Families
      Saturday, September 12, 2020  |  1:30 – 3:30 p.m.  |  Register
    • Employers*
      Thursday, September 17, 2020  |  3:00 – 5:00 p.m.  |  Request to Attend
    • Child Care Providers
      Saturday, September 26, 2020  |  2:00 – 4:00 p.m.  |  Request to Attend

*The Employers session is intended for local businesses, corporations, or any non-child care business that has been impacted by their employees’ child care challenges and are interested in improving the child care system.


Seating is limited. To register and learn more, visit the Child Care Aware website.

More Information

For questions, contact Marlana Kelly at or 703.341.4115.


October 8, 2019

Navigating Pittsburgh Public Schools

Community members are invited to join together on October 21 for an educational session on how to best navigate Pittsburgh Public Schools (PPS).


Presenters will discuss the following topics:

    • what is a magnet school and what do they offer?
    • magnet school application timelines
    • procedures for applying to a magnet school
    • navigating the city school system

In addition to these discussions, the event will feature a Q&A session with Ebony Latham of Pittsburgh Public Schools. Child care will be available.

Learn More

For more information, contact Bob Haddad at 412.849.4799 or

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May 16, 2019

Foster Care Awareness and National Mental Health Month

Did you know that May is Foster Care Awareness Month and National Mental Health Month? In recognition of these important subjects, Every Child Inc. has highlighted information and statistics for individuals to consider as we work to better support Pennsylvania’s children, families, caregivers, and community members.



Foster Care Facts

    • Approximately 13,000 – 15,000 PA children are currently in foster care and part of the child welfare system.
    • Between 400,000 – 500,000 children in the U.S. are in foster care each year.
    • In 2013, more than 8,000 youth 13 and older lived in the foster care system in PA.
    • One in four PA youth who “age out” of the system experience homelessness and/or struggle with mental health challenges such as depression, substance abuse, and anxiety disorders, with nearly 1 in 4 youth having been arrested since leaving care.
    • Young PA women in foster care are two and a half times more likely to become pregnant by 19 than young women were not in foster care.

Mental Health Facts

    • ADHD, behavior problems, anxiety, and depression are the most commonly diagnosed mental disorders in children.
    • Treatment rates vary among different mental disorders:
        • Nearly 8 in 10 children (78.1%) aged 3-17 years with depression received treatment.
        • 6 in 10 children (59.3%) aged 3-17 years with anxiety received treatment.
        • More than 5 in 10 children (53.5%) aged 3-17 years with behavior disorders received treatment.
    • Mental, behavioral, and developmental disorders begin in early childhood:
        • 1 in 6 U.S. children aged 2–8 years (17.4%) had a diagnosed mental, behavioral, or developmental disorder.


March 1, 2019

Restorative Justice Practices

A+ Schools, Carlow University’s Education Department, and Trying Together are pleased to present, “Restorative Justice Practices: Disrupting the School-to-Prison Pipeline” on Thursday, March 21, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. at Arsenal Middle School.


A long-time social justice activist, civil rights trial attorney, restorative justice practitioner, writer, professor, and scholar with a PhD in Indigenous Knowledge, keynote speaker, Dr. Fania E. Davis is considered a leading national voice. Dr. Davis will share her personal journey to restorative justice. Attendees will also hear her presentation on what restorative justice is, how it differs from other forms of justice, and its history. Dr. Davis will also share the way it is being used in Oakland, California’s schools and juvenile justice system.

The evening will conclude with a panel discussion between Dr. Davis and Mr. John Wetzel, Secretary, PA Department of Corrections. During Mr. Wetzel’s tenure an elimination of a 24-year average growth of 1,500 inmates per year occurred presiding over the first population reduction in PA in more than four decades. With more than 29 years of experience in the corrections field, Mr. Wetzel has been selected as chair of the Council of State Government’s Justice Center’s Executive Board and Vice President of ASCA. 


Get more information and register for this event.