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Entries by Marian Wright Edelman from 03/2010

Wrong Place, Wrong Time

| Posted 03.01.2010 | Impact

It became easy to see how these common responses to trauma play out in the lives of many survivors of inner-city violence, and why, in many cases, they lead to more violence.

Children Need Better Protection from Abuse and Neglect

| Posted 03.08.2010 | Impact

There were 1,700 child deaths from abuse and neglect in 2007, twice as many as American combat deaths in Afghanistan and Iraq that year. Research shows child deaths are considerably undercounted.

Juvenile Justice Reform: Making the "Missouri Model" an American Model

| Posted 03.15.2010 | Impact

America needs a system that returns juvenile offenders to the community prepared to succeed and become productive adults.

Fighting Childhood Obesity

| Posted 03.24.2010 | Impact

Some adults may see a heavy child as a sign of a healthy eater, or think that for children, extra weight is mainly a cosmetic issue. But serious risks for overweight children go far beyond appearance.

Haiti's Restavèk Children: The Child Servitude Crisis

| Posted 03.29.2010 | Impact

Even before the earthquake hit, nearly 300,000 Haitian children were living in unpaid domestic servitude. Beyond Borders is working to make sure this flow reverses and that all Haitian children have access to education.