The Proposed Public Charge Rule is an Attack on Family-Based Immigration

Family unity is often a key motivation for immigration. Mothers, fathers, sons, and daughters who seek to sponsor their immediate family members may do...

Fight for a Child’s Right to Safety—Because an Eight-Year-Old Can’t.

Do you remember when weekly news stories of our children being traumatized, tortured and killed became the new normal? If our children had a voice...

Are Trauma PDs Pure Nonsense?

Success with a student victimized by trauma would require becoming an expert at detecting multiple, virtually undetectable triggers, within multiple students. It is not...

Champion for Children: Mary Graham

An unrelenting can-do attitude and a gift for putting puzzles together—these are among the strengths that have made Mary Graham a longtime leader in...

The Proposed Public Charge Rule Will Make Children Hungrier

When children don’t have enough to eat, it makes it harder for them to learn, grow, and thrive. Unfortunately, the Department of Homeland Security...

The Unspoken Truth Behind Teacher Trauma

In the spirit of full disclosure, I want to state out of the gate that I am currently on leave from my position as...

How States Can Improve Well-being for All Children, from Birth to...

Early Childhood is a critical period that determines a person’s ability to reach his or her lifelong health, social, and economic potential. Comprehensive early...

Four Myths We Used To Believe About The Effects of Childhood...

Everyone knows that trauma in childhood can cause problems later in life, but until recently, we totally misunderstood how this happens. Here are four myths...

The Case for Investing in Children Has Never Been Stronger

By the end of fiscal year 2018, the federal government will have spent approximately $331.2 billion (about 8 percent of total spending) on children,...

Trauma Informed Schools: The New ‘New Paternalism’

In 1997, New York University professor, Lawrence M. Mead, edited a book entitled “The New Paternalism: Supervisory Approaches to Poverty.” Mead’s work, spanning more...

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