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Child Advocacy

No More Trashbag Kids

Michael Piraino | Posted 02.11.2015 | Impact
Michael Piraino

The nature of foster care in the United States creates at least two mindsets that are particularly damaging to foster children. These do not arise from experiences within the system, and from adult perceptions, that focus on failure.

Ominous Trends in Foster Care

Michael Piraino | Posted 12.08.2014 | Impact
Michael Piraino

We want to see all children in foster care achieve positive outcomes regardless of geography, economic circumstances, or such factors as race or ethnicity.

Your Role in a National Commitment to Keep Our Kids Safe

Michael Piraino | Posted 11.26.2014 | Impact
Michael Piraino

It is tragic that our nation's child welfare system is so overburdened that caring and compassionate caseworkers get so overwhelmed.

Cal Ripken Jr. and His League of Extraordinary Givers

Kandice Ferrell | Posted 07.14.2014 | Impact
Kandice Ferrell

Knowing all too well that sporting events and having fun are secondary to survival for many youth, Cal Ripken Jr. and his family began the work of making a deeper impact in the lives of children on a national scale.

Valuing Volunteers

Michael Piraino | Posted 06.07.2014 | Impact
Michael Piraino

The reward for volunteering is not measured in dollars. It is measured in lives lifted up. The lives of both those who are helped and those who volunteer.

Healing for the Healers: The Great Personal Toll of Social Work

Ariel Zwang | Posted 05.11.2014 | Impact
Ariel Zwang

Join me in marking World Social Work Day by letting social workers know that you appreciate everything they do to strengthen our communities, knowing that they often pay a real price for doing so.

Gunshots

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 11.20.2013 | Politics
Marian Wright Edelman

What is it going to take for us to stand up and say enough to this internal gun war of American against American? What is it going to take to create a mental health system that prevents such tragedies from happening over and over?

Children and Their Learning and Behavioral Needs: Not a Luxury, a Necessity

Dr. Jane Aronson | Posted 09.29.2013 | Impact
Dr. Jane Aronson

People who are poor and have children are not able to advocate for them, so they are not able to perform optimally in school. Someone might smile broadly with pride, with statistics on how many poor children are attending classes. They would be fooling themselves.

The Vote: Helping Children for Over 100 Years

Sanjeev K. Sriram | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Sanjeev K. Sriram

We owe it to our voting rights champions of our past, the children we care for today, and our common future to make the tough decisions and vote.

In the Wake of the Sandusky Case: Lessons Learned and Hope for Victims of Child Abuse

Teresa Huizar | Posted 08.28.2012 | Crime
Teresa Huizar

The Jerry Sandusky case, and the Penn State handling of the disclosures of sexual abuse, have opened a national conversation around child sexual abuse in some unique ways.

Triage at the White House -- Are Children at Risk Merely an "Additional Issue"?

Kathleen Reardon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Kathleen Reardon

Candidate Obama offered hope for America's future and the country believed him. America's children living in fear pray that President Obama extends this hope to them.