Being Black is Not a Risk Factor

Being Black is Not a Risk Factor

From the foreword by Barbara Bowman of the Erikson Institute to a closing essay by David Johns, Executive Director of the White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for African-Americans, Being Black Is Not a Risk Factor: A Strengths-Based Look at the State of the Black Child is designed to challenge the prevailing discourse about Black children–one which overemphasizes limitations and … Continue reading

Dads and Postpartum Depression

Dads and Postpartum Depression

Every day, more than 1,000 new dads in the U.S. become depressed. It’s a serious condition, but it’s also very treatable. Read “Dads and Postpartum Depression,” to learn more about the issue. Courtesy of Aurora Women’s Pavilion.

43rd Annual Conference for NBCDI

43rd Annual Conference for NBCDI

We invite you to join us for NBCDI’s 43rd Annual Conference in New Orleans on September 28—October 1, 2013. We are proud to host our conference at the newly renovated the Hyatt Regency New Orleans. We hope you will join us as we celebrate “One Voice: Standing Strong for Our Children.” Click here to begin … Continue reading

1st Quarter 2013 Newsletter

1st Quarter 2013 Newsletter

Spring is in the air and BCDI- Milwaukee Affiliate is continuing to see growth in 2013 and we’re springing forward to do great things. Inside this edition of the newsletter you’ll find: New member announcements 2013 calendar of events News on funded projects and more… Click to download BCDI-Milwaukee’s 1st Quarter 2013 Newsletter

Love to Read placed over 14,000 Books!

  Milwaukee’s children will be doing lots of reading this year thanks to the Milwaukee affiliate of the National Black Child Development Institute (BCDI Milwaukee).  At African World Fest on August 4-5, BCDI Milwaukee placed over 14,000 books into the eager hands of children.   New books made the day for Jasmine Johnson’s son:  “We just … Continue reading

BCDI Milwaukee’s Child Care Forum

BCDI Milwaukee’s Child Care Forum

On August 11, 2012, Milwaukee child care providers had the opportunity to learn more about the State of Wisconsin’s YoungStar program thanks to the Milwaukee affiliate of the National Black Child Development Institute (BCDI Milwaukee).  The “Child Care Quality Improvement and YoungStar:  What You Need to Know and Do” Forum shifted the focus of child … Continue reading

Black Child Development Week Tips

Black Child Development Week Tips

During Black Child Development Week, May 14-19, 2012, we encourage you to take the time to address needs that support the WHOLE child’s wellbeing.  Here is list of activities that you can participate in with your family: EDUCATIONALLY Make learning fun! Get involved with your child during homework time.  Instead of your children completing their … Continue reading

BCDI-Milwaukee featured in the Milwaukee Community Journal

                  The Milwaukee Affiliate of the National Black Child Development Institute (BCDI Milwaukee) is engaged in a grassroots campaign to fight obesity in African American children. Obesity affects 12.5 million children and adolescents in the United States. In the African American population, over 20% of African-American children … Continue reading