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2021 Friends of Children Annual Luncheon

October 19, 2021 at 11:30 AM

In 1977, a group of 10 concerned Arkansans founded Arkansas Advocates for Children and Families (AACF), believing that children needed an independent voice to speak up for their interests. In that spirit, AACF invites you to join us for...

Cooking Matters

September 28, 2021 at 12:00pm-1:00pm

Samantha Stadter, with the Arkansas Hunger Relief Alliance will be joining Arkansas Kids Count Coalition to share why Cooking Matters. Cooking Matters is helping end childhood hunger by inspiring families to make healthy, affordable food choices. This program teaches...

Understanding Special Education Process and Advocacy

September 21, 2021 at 6:00p.m.-7:30p.m.

The Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act (IDEA) ensures that children with disabilities receive a free appropriate public education (FAPE) in the least restrictive environment (LRE). The process of developing an individualized education plan (IEP) can be an intimidating...

What does the future hold? The pandemic & family economic well-being

August 30, 2021 at 1:00pm-2:30pm

We have all seen or experienced the financial toll the COVID-19 pandemic has had on families. As the pandemic continues, what will be the long-term impact on family economic well-being? National experts will share their reflections and predictions, discussing...

Federal Hunger Advocacy

August 19, 2021 at 1:00pm-3:00pm

Join Arkansas Hunger Relief Alliance and Arkansas Advocates for Children and Families for a workshop on federal hunger advocacy. We will talk about food security issues soon to be considered by Congress, including the Child Nutrition Reauthorization and the...

Early Childhood Education and the Pandemic

August 12, 2021 at 5:30pm-7:00pm

Early childhood education plays a critical role for children, families, and our economy. And while many were already aware of how important the sector was, the pandemic has shed a spotlight on that fact. In this town hall discussion,...

SNAP/EBT Advocacy

July 29, 2021 at 6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

Do you receive or qualify for EBT (formerly called food stamps)? Do you help people sign-up to receive SNAP/EBT food assistance? Then join the Arkansas Kids Count Coalition, Arkansas Hunger Relief Alliance, and Citizens First Congress for a discussion...

Adverse Childhood Experiences

July 14, 2021 at 12:00pm-1:00pm

This presentation, by Dr. Chad Rodgers with AFMC, will address awareness of Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) and protective factors for building resilience, which are critical to the understanding of child health and well being. Please join us for this...

A School Year in Review: K-12

June 24, 2021 at 5:30pm-7:00pm

COVID-19 posed unprecedented challenges for students, parents and guardians, and educators. From internet access, missing friends, mental health, shifting health guidelines, navigating online learning, managing feeding programs, and adjusting to the “new normal,” it would be fair to say...