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Vulnerable Children

It Takes More Than a Village to Raise a Child

Catholic Relief Services | Posted 06.27.2014 | Impact
Catholic Relief Services

Something important happened to you right after you were born. You don't remember it, but your parents do. You got a birth certificate. That is such a simple act -- like flicking a switch and having a light come on -- that we forget how complex it is.

One Boy's Dream to be a Soccer Star

Lynn M. Croneberger | Posted 06.12.2014 | Impact
Lynn M. Croneberger

With the World Cup kicking off this month, I'm reminded of the powerful stories of children who have gained from playing sports. Children like Tiago.

Children in Nigeria Need Our Help

Lynn M. Croneberger | Posted 06.02.2014 | Impact
Lynn M. Croneberger

Boko Haram's deliberate plan to sow chaos throughout the country has devastated the lives of many Nigerian children. And the destructive extended effect of the tragedy means that its impact will reach far beyond the lives of the kidnapped girls.

How One Woman Helped an Orphan Beat the Odds

Lynn M. Croneberger | Posted 07.09.2014 | Impact
Lynn M. Croneberger

A day dedicated to mothers is beautiful. And, we need to realize that there are still 17.9 million orphaned and abandoned children who need mothers of their own. These children may never have the opportunity to grow up in a loving, stable home.

My Modest Proposal

Jenny Bowen | Posted 06.21.2014 | Impact
Jenny Bowen

There are some things we now understand about human development. Besides the need for food and water and basic shelter, we humans are all the same in one fundamental way: we need to know love and be loved.

The War Against Health Inequity

Jennifer Kamara | Posted 05.25.2014 | Impact
Jennifer Kamara

I have seen, first-hand the potential that is unleashed in an individual with a renewed sense of health and hope.

Girls and Young Women Inspiring Change

Victoria Dunning | Posted 05.06.2014 | Impact
Victoria Dunning

From Cairo to Kiev, from Washington to Juba, women have been at the forefront of changing history. Like so many others, we celebrate International Women's Day, but we do so with an eye toward the women of the future.

Divorce and the Child With Special Needs

Marie Hartwell-Walker, Ed.D. | Posted 04.05.2014 | Divorce
Marie Hartwell-Walker, Ed.D.

All children are vulnerable when parents divorce. Children with special needs are even more so. But with special attention to their uniqueness and special needs, they too can cope and thrive.

Vulnerable Children, Underperforming Schools: The Need for Cross-Agency Collaboration

Cheryl Smithgall, Ph.D. | Posted 02.26.2012 | Education
Cheryl Smithgall, Ph.D.

We need strong collaborations across the child welfare and education systems, we need to reconsider the roles of these systems in working with vulnerable students, and we need policies and funding that support these collaborative efforts.

Notes From Uganda: A Win, Win, Win for Kids!

Vivian Glyck | Posted 08.01.2011 | Impact
Vivian Glyck

Over in Uganda, the interconnectedness of children comes into full relief. They're not just getting school supplies, they're learning about what's happening on the other side of the world.

Ethiopian Orphans Are Growing Up With a World of Possibilities

Dr. Jane Aronson | Posted 08.01.2011 | Impact
Dr. Jane Aronson

I am aware of how these healthy and proud children are growing up to be outstanding Ethiopian citizens. They need our love and support. It can't be 39 or 39,000 -- it must be all of them.

Bulgaria: Changing Orphans' Lives

Dr. Jane Aronson | Posted 08.01.2011 | Impact
Dr. Jane Aronson

Yet, in the midst of such poverty, there is hope for orphans. The government, NGOs and other charitable community-based organizations are supporting smart plans to help children in need.