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Katie Bedard Goytowski

Katie Bedard Goytowski
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Katie Goytowski is a freelance writer and editor, animal rescuer and volunteer foster child advocate with a BA in English and journalism from Central Michigan University and a professional certificate in editing from the University of Chicago. She is a Michigan native living on the West Coast in Washington with her Coast Guard husband and their three four-legged fur-kids.
Bargaining Chips

Our Children’s Welfare Makes a Great Bargaining Chip

The welfare of children and families is not a partisan issue. At least, it shouldn’t be. And yet, beginning Jan. 19 the United States experienced a three-day government shutdown. While politicians on both sides refused...
CHIP Asleep at Wheel

Low-Income Families Face Loss of Coverage, Income Dilemma

Editor’s note: The subject of this story has requested that her last name not be used. Given the circumstances, Child’s World NEWS has respected her request. Shelly is a social worker serving high-risk, low-income families....
DACA 7 Things

Seven Things to Know about DACA

You may be eligible for DACA if you: Were under the age of 31 as of June 15, 2012; Came to the United States before reaching your 16th birthday; Have continuously resided in the...
DACA Demystified

DACA: Leaving Families in Limbo

Gabriela Pedroza remembers exactly where she was in June 2012 when she heard President Obama explain the immigration policy changes that would become the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program. “When Obama made the announcement...
Foster Care Survivor

The Lessons of a Foster Care Survivor

Think of the first stranger you saw today. Now, imagine that you have to go and live with that person. How would you feel? How long until you would feel comfortable? It sounds impossible. Now imagine...
Giving Voice

Foster Children: Giving Voice to the Voiceless

Every child deserves a voice. Foster children, however, are often denied any chance to be heard. That’s where the Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASAs) come in. A CASA, or a guardian ad litem (GAL) as it’s called...

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