15 Oct
  • By Cosette Bowles
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Domestic Violence Is An Epidemic

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month.  At Anthem Strong Families (ASF) we are advocates and champions for families.  We, as a community must be intentional about combating domestic violence and become CHAMPIONS for change.  Everything begins with the strength of the family and domestic violence is one of the many indicators of family brokenness.   […]

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31 Aug
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CHAMPION Parents of Rowlett

My husband, Paul, and I were in private practice together more than 20 years.  We were determined to help people obtain a clearer vision of how to navigate the rough waters of life and relationships. That passionate desire eventually led to the birth of Anthem Strong Families (ASF), as well as, walking the halls of […]

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08 Aug
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Teen Time: Back to School Anxiety

It’s difficult to believe that we are preparing for back to school!  Other than the temperatures soaring, it seems like the days of summer have passed swiftly.  But, here we are, making lists, shopping for school supplies and clothes, looking at the fall school activity agenda and being reminded of how to instill the best […]

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12 Jul
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Family Time In The Summer

Thanks to our partners Edna Pemberton, President, Oak Cliff Development Corporation and Jeanette Berry, Founder, Operation Community Cares, almost three hundred families joined Anthem Strong Families (ASF) last week at the Universal Soul Circus.  It’s become quite the ASF tradition!  Children and adults alike reveled in dancing, face-painting, elephants and acrobats.  Families were able to […]

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04 Jun
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Celebrating Fathers

Almost any man can father a child but being a dad in a child’s life is monumental!  More than 70 countries, from Argentina to Zambia will celebrate and honor fathers this month for Father’s Day. Yet, we celebrate fathers in a culture of fatherlessness! At Anthem Strong Families our goal is to demonstrate how communities thrive […]

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09 May
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ASF Provides Youth Career Opportunities

Anthem Strong Families (ASF) is helping Dallas youth to succeed with careers!  ASF along with 13 other collaborators and stakeholder groups are meeting a growing need in Dallas to prepare under-resourced and disenfranchised youth with necessary job and life skills to obtain careers in the healthcare industry.  This innovative public-private community initiative called, Step Forward […]

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15 Mar
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BULLYING MUST STOP

Bullying is personal.  It’s in your face.  Bullying intimidates, coerces, shames, and promotes powerlessness.  Bullying has no respect for person.  Socioeconomic status, race or gender does not matter.  A bully uses words and physical presence to perpetuate their tortuous behavior and social media such as Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat, or Twitter to mass multiply the devastation. […]

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Grief is for what is now, what once was, what never was or never will be.  Grief is connected to loss – not always obvious and not always immediate.
13 Dec
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The Womb of Grief

The holidays magnify our pain and grief.  In the past few months we’ve experienced the deadliest mass shooting in U.S. history and major hurricanes whereby people have lost everything they’ve worked their entire life to attain.  Most of us are overwhelmed and exhausted and it doesn’t seem to be getting better when you look at […]

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