Kids with cancer love to hate Michael’s Meanies, an outlet for their fear and anxiety

Michael heard a little girl crying, and he wanted to give her something to help take her fear and frustration away.

PA School Counselor of the Year reinvents initiatives for Shaler kids during the pandemic

“This is where you can really make an impact, start shaping things. It’s where the magic really happens.”

This 8-year-old’s Project FUEL life lesson holds the secret to happiness

The answer is simple: Wake up happy.

‘Raise Your Voice: The Stories of SHOUT’ promotes diversity and inclusion among Pittsburgh kids

“We all realized how big SHOUT can be, especially with the wild times that are going on right now.”

How to talk to teens about dealing with online predators

Use this script to kick off a conversation with your kid. 

Kidsburgh Mental Health Guide: How can your school help you and your kids?

Schools have a wide range of resources available to help kids and their families with mental health.

Kidsburgh Mental Health Guide: What do we mean when we talk about kids’ mental health?

There is plenty of information and support now available to help families cultivate the best possible mental health.

Kidsburgh Mental Health Guide: What are warning signs of mental health difficulties in kids?

If heightened emotions seem to get in the way of their daily life, or a child seems very frequently angry or sad, it’s important to investigate further. 

Kidsburgh Mental Health Guide: Where parents can access community services

Fortunately, there are many good — and in many cases free — sources of mental health support in Pittsburgh. 

There’s hope for postpartum depression with new drug from Magee-Womens Hospital

“This medication has a rapid onset, with most patients reporting effects within 24 hours after completing the infusion.”

Math quiz: Could grassroots innovation + pandemic-fueled change = true transformation?

At this malleable moment, we can scale up progress for all learners.

How to help kids learn — and feel loved — during this challenging school year

The “So Now What?” webinar series wraps up with a range of great learning resources for families.

P.R.I.D.E. Program launches season 2 of ‘In My Skin’ podcast

“The podcast tells stories that are relatable from a parent perspective—as well as an educator perspective.”

Want help with family stress and anxiety? Take this mental health first-aid class.

A virtual first aid kit, the course gives users tips for identifying depression, anxiety and other mental conditions.

‘So Now What?’ webinar: How to partner with your kid’s teachers

Learning Heroes gives 5 tips on how parents can be the best partner possible in their child’s school year.

Pittsburgh mom’s essential deliveries effort leads to ‘The Ellen DeGeneres Show’

“Ray Nell offers something that may be even more needed during times of hardship: compassion, support without judgment and a soft landing spot.”

Black Girls Equity Alliance reports shocking biases in Allegheny County

One of the key findings is that black girls are ten times more likely than white girls to be referred to juvenile justice.

Dragon’s Den builds kids’ confidence and focus through rope course in former church

The rope course can be navigated in different ways, depending on the level of challenge that the kids choose.

Celebrate Black Girls Equity Month with Gwen’s Girls and the #seethebestinme campaign

“We believe in Black girls’ strength, resiliency and leadership skills when nurtured.”

Dr. G: How to support your kid’s mental health during back-to-school transition

Kids need to be with other kids, not just for fun, but for biological and developmental reasons.

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