A Doctor’s Call for Action on Childhood Poverty

"Many things we need can wait. The child cannot. Now is the time his bones are being formed, his blood is being made, his...

Where Does CHIP Stand Now?

For families, providers, advocates, state officials, governors, and members of Congress, September 30th was a significant day in the world of CHIP, the Children’s...

Stop the Ticking Clock

When a crime is committed against a person, such as a robbery or identity theft, he or she can choose how and when to...

Discerning the Truth About Student Activism

Lane Murdock, a 15-year-old Connecticut girl, has organized a National School Walkout Day on April 20 to protest gun violence. Prompted to action by...

April is Child Abuse Prevention Month

April is CHILD ABUSE PREVENTION MONTH! Maybe we could all do one thing each day to help prevent child abuse right where we are,...

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...

The Government is a Poor Substitute for Family

The federal government is warehousing thousands of migrant children in teeming, cold facilities, where workers are prohibited from hugging not only teenagers, for whom these shelters...

Auditor General Eugene DePasquale Runs the Numbers on Child Welfare

During a seemingly routine audit, Auditor General Eugene A. DePasquale found troubling numbers for ChildLine, Pennsylvania’s 24-hour child-abuse hotline. All reports of child abuse...

With 13 Million US Kids in Poverty, We Can Do Better

Today, the U.S. Census Bureau released its annual data on children living in poverty in the U.S. and it confirms three things that we...

The Silence of the Children (Locked Away in the Secret Archives...

New York lawmakers last week closed their 2017 session in “legislative hell,” as one Senator called it, without resolving a number of important issues,...

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