April 19, 2023

Special Feature Birmingham Christian Family Community Partner Compact shares helpful tips to promote mental wellness and reduce substance misuse each month. Click the links below to learn more about specific topics. What to Know About Fake Pills Unpacking the Teenage Brain Effective Ways to Cope and Reduce Stress The Dangers of Distracted Driving Understanding Teen …

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Dramatically Improve the Life of a Local Child: Be a CASA Volunteer

March 29, 2023

Special Feature By investing in the life of a local child in need, you can change their story for good. For children who have experienced abuse or neglect, the Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) can help make a difference by helping them work their way through the court and child welfare systems in search of …

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Free Kids Camp for Children in Foster Care

March 29, 2023

Special Feature For 15 years, Hope Church- A Community Church in Gardendale has hosted Royal Family Kids Camp. The free summer camp is for children ages from six-11 in the foster care system. To host the camp, Hope Church works in conjunction with the nonprofit, For the Children, a network of local churches dedicated to …

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Created in God’s Image: Poiema Summer Camp

March 29, 2023

Special Feature Poiema is the Greek word for workmanship. Jaclyn Smith, one of the leaders of the Poiema ministry in Birmingham, Ala., explains that the name of the ministry name was inspired by Ephesians 2:10, “For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk …

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Unpacking the Teenage Brain

January 26, 2023

Here’s to your Health Brought to you by: Community Partner Compact, Did you know big things are happening in the brain during adolescence and that the brain isn’t fully developed until the mid-twenties? Studies show that adolescence is a unique phase in development in which the reward center of the brain is more active …

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50 Years of Serving & Mentoring: Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Birmingham

December 27, 2022

Ways to Serve in 2023 January 2023 marks Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Birmingham’s 50th anniversary. The youth mentoring organization first opened its doors in 1973. Its mission was simple–to match each child that entered the program one-to-one with an adult mentor, or “Big,” who could act as a positive role model to the …

Train Them Up

October 27, 2022

Healthy Living Proverbs 22:6 says, “Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it.” Most of us have heard this scripture. We usually relate it to our faith. We want to raise our children up to have a relationship with Jesus and to …

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Memorizing Scripture with Children

October 26, 2022

Special Feature Are you looking for a new children’s book that points readers to God’s Word? Birmingham author Laura Martin recently published her first children’s book with a Biblical emphasis. The concept of this book is unique to the Christian market, so she hopes it will bless many Christian families. It provides a means of …

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Asher’s Cancer Journey

August 25, 2022

Healthy Living Cancer diagnoses are nothing to celebrate. As Daniel Walker puts it, “no cancer is good.” But when Walker found out the specific type of cancer his son had, he considered it good news. Daniel’s son Asher was diagnosed with leukemia in January 2016. Asher had turned 5 years old just two weeks prior, …

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The Dangers of Vaping- Particularly for Teens

August 25, 2022

Healthy Living Brought to you by: Community Partner Compact, What is vaping? Also referred to as e-cigs, e-hookahs, ends, or juulings, vapes or e-cigarettes are devices that operate by heating a liquid solution to a high enough temperature so that it produces an aerosol that is inhaled. When e-cigarettes first began entering the market …

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