School Shootings a Tiny Fraction of Violence That Menaces Youth

The best way to stop school violence is to stop all youth violence. School violence really is a form of youth violence. It is...

Trauma & Childhood Development

We know that childhood trauma can and does create lifelong health consequences. In our last post, we discussed what adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) are and...

Local Parent and Teacher Advocates Talk Unity … Separately

Over the weekend, education advocates gathered to talk about solidarity in the School District. Two groups –Parents United for Public Education and Teacher Action Group...

This Foster Care Month, Pass Laws to Improve the Lives of...

May is National Foster Care Month. Last week President Trump issued a statement in support of this recognition and expressed gratitude for the thousands...

A New Effort to Boost Children’s Oral Health and Family Success

While you might not think about your oral health until you suffer from dental pain, tooth decay remains the most chronic condition among children...

Separating Children From Their Families Is Cruel and Un-American

An 18-month-old toddler is currently being held in San Antonio while the mother is 120 miles away in an immigration detention center. A mother...

Why Medicaid Matters: Adopting a Child With Special Health Care Needs

In a continuing series on the personal impact that recent legislative and administrative proposals to restructure or severely reduce Medicaid health care will have...

It’s Time to End Child Poverty —Here’s How

A new report out of Washington University in St. Louis has found that the cost of child poverty to the U.S. economy was a...

The Serious Danger of Administrative Attacks Upon Medicaid

While 2017 saw multiple legislative assaults upon the Affordable Care Act, and long-standing health care for highly vulnerable people through the Medicaid Program, these...

The House Farm Bill Draft Would Make It Harder for Families...

Yesterday, the House Agriculture committee introduced its draft of the 2018 Farm Bill. This major legislation authorizes the nation’s largest federal food assistance program—the...

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