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Healing and Protecting Children from Racial Trauma and COVID-19 Pandemic

August 26, 2020

Originally published by Erasma Beras-Monticciolo on Medium.com on June 12, 2020. Our community doesn’t get a break. In the midst of this pandemic, we’re seeing a combustible mix of isolation, job loss, sickness, and feelings of being trapped and terrorized by an epidemic…

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Statement on Violence Against Black Communities

June 2, 2020

Dear Friends and Family, The events of the past week have been horrifying. For decades, we have watched countless videos of law enforcement brutally exerting their power, both physically and psychologically, against black bodies. I wish that I could say…

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The Enduring Effects of Family Separations at the Border

October 25, 2019

We at Power of Two began holding our breath when we first became aware of the Trump administration’s policy separating adults illegally crossing American borders from the children accompanying them. As a provider of services that combat the impact of…

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Exciting News at Power of Two

January 9, 2019

Happy New Year! Power of Two is kicking off this New Year with some exciting news. We are pleased to announce that Erasma Monticciolo has assumed the role of Executive Director at Power of Two. Dear Friends and Supporters, I am…

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Sound evidence — a rare commodity in charities

August 31, 2018

Caroline Fiennes, Director of Giving Evidence, writes for the Financial Times, “Anne Heller has done something that I had never previously seen in my 18 years in the non-profit sector”. That approach sounds jaw-droppingly obvious, but it is in fact…

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Hundreds of kids get free shoes in Brownsville

June 13, 2018

Hundreds of kids get free shoes in Brownsville Check out News 12 Brooklyn’s coverage of our Power of Two “Step into Summer” event, where we distributed 1,042 pairs of children’s shoes in partnership with Little Essentials,  TOMS, Riverdale Avenue Community School, and Jumpstart Head…

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To Help Kids Thrive, Coach Their Parents

September 23, 2016

In the Sunday Review for the New York Times, Paul Tough writes: This is why interventions such as home visits with parents can be so effective. When parents get the support they need to create a warm, stable, nurturing environment at…

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The power of parenting: Why listening to young children matters

September 23, 2016

Kathleen Lucadamo writes about Power of Two for the Hechinger Report: At age 2, Maya turns to her mother, Taneice Dawkins, to show off her every move. She pounds a spoon on a table, prompting her mother to exclaim, “Oh, it’s…

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Cradle and All

September 23, 2016

Kendra Hurley mentions Power of Two in this article for The New School Center for New York City Affairs: Fortunately, a growing body of research suggests that a caregiver who is generally warm, nurturing and responsive to a baby’s cues can help to…

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A Proven Parenting Program for NYC

September 23, 2016

The New School’s Center for New York City Affairs writes about Power of Two, saying: Studies have found that the model has a strong completion rate with caregivers, and that young children who received ABC experienced less stress and were more…

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