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A Thanksgiving Prayer to Stand for Children and Our Nation's Future

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 11.21.2012 | Politics
Marian Wright Edelman

The greatest threat to our national security comes from our indefensible and foolish neglect of our children today, which will be the seeds of our nation's undoing if we do not act with urgency. As we give thanks, let's also stand for children who need our voice.

Vote for Abigail

Josh Tetrick | Posted 01.16.2013 | Impact
Josh Tetrick

We live in a complex world. And having an impact is not always simple. This is. Here's why educating one girl changes, well, everything.

Fostering Pringle

Carol Hoenig | Posted 12.07.2012 | Green
Carol Hoenig

His name is Pringle. Well, that's the name the rescue folks gave the scrawny Yorkie-mixed breed they'd found dumped on the streets of a neighborhood known for their high kill shelter. He is my first foster dog.

David Lohr

EXCLUSIVE: Retired Correctional Officer Not Surprised By Death Of Bedsore-Riddled Prisoner | David Lohr | Posted 02.17.2012 | Crime

ALBION, Pa. -- A former correctional officer from the Pennsylvania State Correctional Institution in Albion said he is not surprised by the recent dea...

David Lohr

Bedsore-Riddled Rapist's Prison Death Should Be Probed As 'Criminal Wrong,' Lawyer Says | David Lohr | Posted 02.15.2012 | Crime

ERIE, Pa. -- A former federal prosecutor has asked for a criminal investigation into the death of Dennis Austin, a Pennsylvania prison inmate with gro...

Reasonable Lunacy: At What Age Would You Let Your Child...

Lisa Belkin | Posted 04.10.2012 | Parents
Lisa Belkin

Here are a number of judgment calls that parents make every day. There are no laws -- just your best, most educated, guess. I'm betting that the range of answers will mirror the "it all depends on everything" reality of parenting.

A Little Neglect Goes A Long Way

Karen Mangiacotti | Posted 02.06.2012 | Parents
Karen Mangiacotti

Truth is, there are a lot of things that I know are expected of me as a Mom, things I simply refuse to do. One might speculate that when you have seven children, those little motherly loving touches may fall by the wayside.

David Lohr

Bedsore-Riddled Prisoner Died Of Neglect, Sister Says (GRAPHIC PHOTOS) | David Lohr | Posted 01.13.2012 | Crime

ALBION, PA. -- A Pennsylvania woman said photos of her dead brother that show grossly infected bedsores covering a large portion of his body are evide...

Caring For Our Caylees: A Call To Help Struggling Families

Christine James-Brown | Posted 09.06.2011 | Impact
Christine James-Brown

The real lesson is that more emphasis and spending must be put into child abuse prevention programs -- such as parenting education and home visiting efforts that support and teach parents.

Project Finds Abuse, Neglect and Death In Florida Assisted Living: How You Can Help

Posted 07.08.2011 | Impact

"Angel Joglar, 71; killed when left in a bathtub of scalding water." "Gladys Horta, 74 years old; strapped so tightly the restraints ripped into her ...

More than 200 Dogs and Cats Saved from Squalor in Alabama

Wayne Pacelle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Wayne Pacelle

We've been making waves recently in Alabama -- seeking an enhancement of the state's archaic anti-cockfighting law, which hasn't been upgraded since 1...

Menagerie of Animals Saved from Suffering

Wayne Pacelle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Wayne Pacelle

The Humane Society's animal rescue team rescues thousands of dogs, cats and horses every year from dire situations. But what do you do when the animals needing help include camels, bison, and exotic South American rodents?

The Future of Foster Care: Are We Too Cheap to Keep Children Safe?

Daniel Heimpel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Daniel Heimpel

If making children safe truly requires changing the overarching ideology, then juvenile judges, social workers, children's rights attorneys and social scientists cannot do it alone.

Single Parent? No, Your Kids Are Not Doomed!

Bella DePaulo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Divorce
Bella DePaulo

Most headlines from the recent Pew and Time survey were some variation on "4 in 10 say marriage is becoming obsolete." The full report was titled "The...

Proof Positive

Christine James-Brown | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Christine James-Brown

The number of children in foster care declined from 540,000 to around 424,000 this year. While still appallingly large, it's a sizable enough drop to be more than an aberration.

America's Challenges: A Crumbling Infrastructure

Jim Worth | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jim Worth

How many more natural disasters will occur in America? And can they be prevented? Action must be taken now to identify, fund and correct our infrastructure deficiencies before they cause the senseless loss of more lives.

Judith Sandalow: Politicians Are Failing An Entire Generation Of Children

Diane Tucker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Diane Tucker

In the shadow of the White House, nearly 45,000 American children live in poverty, a number that has been soaring since 2007. The District of Columbia...

Love, Limits, Letting Go: Good Enough for Obama

SaraKay Smullens | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
SaraKay Smullens

If your kids are in high school, here is what you can practice: Tell them how much you believe in them, and prove it by practicing the art of letting go.