One Hundred and Nine Years of Moxie

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As many may know, this is my last year to write to you while serving at the helm of The National Center for Children and Families (NCCF). To write to you summarizing and reflecting on our community’s successful and ambitious collaboration. To write to you reminding you of the work yet to be done, and […]

Childhood Reflections on Death, War, and Uncertainty


Fourteen faces, as diverse as the colors of a rainbow overarching a water-logged earth, all peered back during this virtual meeting as this team came together. The mission: to clinically debrief and to discover the best approach to supporting a 13-year-old girl whose father was violently murdered over the weekend. The Child Welfare system removed […]

NCCF Research Team Publishes Book Arguing for a New Protected Class for Black Males


Authors Sheryl Brissett Chapman, Ralph Belk, Jasilyn Morgan, Krystal Holland, Bruce Tyson, and Omore Okhomina’s latest work entitled Black Male Youth Raised in Public Systems: Engagement, Healing, Hope (NASW Press) raises the provocative idea that Black men and boys raised by public systems should be entitled to specific legal protections designed to limit the intersectional […]

The Neediest Kids: A Spotlight on Alexandria City Public Schools

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Located in Alexandria, Virginia, Alexandria City Public Schools (ACPS) has been a proud partner of the Neediest Kids, a program of The National Center for Children and Families (NCCF), for more than 15 years. Thanks to the Neediest Kids’ continued support, ACPS is able to assist students who lack many of the basic necessities such […]

Social Work Month 2017: Social Workers Stand Up!

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Social workers stand up for their clients every day. They support people who are experiencing devastating illnesses and mental health crises, our veterans, children, families and communities. Yet many people still misunderstand who social workers are and the invaluable contributions they bring to society. This month, NCCF recognizes the hard work and dedication of our […]

Help a Student. Donate a Backpack.

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NCCF's Back to School Drive 2022