Champion Chronicle

In Champion Chronicles, we dive deep into issues, policies, and struggles families are facing in our community and what we can do change it. Learn more about how Anthem Strong Families is committed to improving our community through meaningful information and facts from health and safety to important cultural and policy nuggets to back to school tidbits.

By Cosette BowlesFrom Cosette

“It’s the closest I get to being part of a miracle”

Anthem Strong Families began 15-years ago as a dream and recognition by community leaders that families must be fortified for communities to thrive. “Families are the building blocks of our...

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By Cosette BowlesChampions in Our Midst

What does it mean to be a CHAMPION?

Many times, when we think of CHAMPIONS we think of sports figures.  For instance, Mohammed Ali is considered the greatest boxer in history.  We may be reminded of the Super...

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By Cosette BowlesParenting

Back to Basics

Families are the bedrock of communities.  We have many conversations about the social ills in our world and culture today but what we learn, celebrate and teach our children in...

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By Cosette BowlesWellbeing

Soft Skills vs. Resiliency Skills

At Anthem Strong Families one of our goals is to break cycles of generational poverty through resiliency.  We know that one of the ways to reduce poverty and empower families...

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By Cosette BowlesParenting


Mothers are like superheroes. Actually, in the eyes of their children, they really are superheroes.  Mothers can fix every bruise and scar.  Miraculously the science project gets delivered at the...

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By Cosette BowlesFinances

46 million Americans live in poverty

We hear the statistics. 46 million Americans live in poverty and Dallas County has the dubious distinction of having the highest child poverty rate in the nation.   Many of...

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By Cosette BowlesFatherhood

TYRO Champion Dad Program is CHANGING LIVES

Anthem Strong Families’ TYRO CHAMPION DAD PROGRAM is one of the most integrated fatherhood initiatives in the State of Texas.   The program restores lives, reconnects fathers with their children...

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By Cosette BowlesWellness

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...

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By Cosette BowlesParenting

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...

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By Lisa RossParenting

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...

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