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Veterans Day

Evident Change is honoring Veterans Day, celebrated every year on November 11. This day is dedicated to individuals who have served in the U.S. military. Evident Change expresses our gratitude to veterans for their bravery and service. HISTORICAL CONTEXT Veterans Day, formerly known as Armistice Day, originated in 1919 as a recognition of the first…

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New Work in the CWLA Compendium of Policy and Practice

Evident Change research and program staff led and contributed to two volumes of the Child Welfare League of America’s Compendium of Policy and Practice. Senior researcher Dr. Cynthia Burnson co-authored “Parental Incarceration and Child Welfare: Research, Practice, and Future Directions” in Volume 3, Part 2. In Volume4, Dr. Erin Espinosa, director of research, authored “Equity…

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National Coming Out Day

On October 11 we celebrate National Coming Out Day. This day is an opportunity to show acceptance and support toward those who have been able to embrace their authentic selves, while also encouraging those who may still feel afraid or hesitant due to societal pressures. What Is National Coming Out Day? National Coming Out Day…

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The 2023 Distinguished Achievement Award Winner Is Documentary Film “Juvenile” 

We are excited to announce the winner of the 2023 Distinguished Achievement Award: Juvenile. The documentary film, co-directed and produced by Joann Self Selvidge and Sarah Fleming, focuses on the personal stories of five youth who were justice-involved as teens. Juvenile traces these young people’s pathways into the system, their journeys of trauma and healing,…

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Celebrate Bisexuality/Bi Visibility Day

Introduction September 23 marks Celebrate Bisexuality Day, also known as Bi Visibility Day, a global reminder to support and uplift bisexual individuals. This day provides an opportunity for the bi community to proudly express their identity. Understanding Bisexuality Bisexuality encompasses physical attraction, romantic attraction, or sexual behavior that isn’t confined to one gender. Individuals may…

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Breaking Down Maternal Walls for Formerly Incarcerated Mothers

Onika was gang-raped at 14 years old by her brother’s friends, and she contracted HIV. Her parents’ denial of her victimization led to suicidal thoughts, anger, and substance use as a coping mechanism—all before becoming a teenage mom and being incarcerated for drug charges. After her husband left her for another man, Laura struggled to…

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