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,...

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...

What Is the Real Cost of Mass Incarceration?

When documentary producers first approached Beverly Walker about featuring her family in a film, the Milwaukee mother and grandmother knew what that meant: cameras...

Millions of Kids are Food Insecure, But Nutrition Programs Can Help

No child should have to worry about whether his or her family will be able to afford to put food on the table. But...

Calls Grow to End Corporal Punishments of Students

Education Secretary John B. King Jr., in a recent letter, called on schools across the nation to abolish corporal punishment of students—a decades-old disciplinary...

More Must Be Done to Address the Crisis of Maternal and...

The United States continues to be plagued by the tragic effects of maternal and infant mortality, particularly among African-American women and children. According to...

Pennsylvania, 17th in Childhood Well-Being, Is at Risk for a Census...

Pennsylvania ranks 17th in the nation for childhood well-being, according to the 2018 KIDS COUNT® Data Book, recently released by the Annie E. Casey...

SCOTUS Decision Gives Leverage to Families of Students With Special Needs

Families of students with special needs won an important legal battle when the Supreme Court sided with the parents of an autistic boy who...

Terminating TPS will Force Families to Make Desperate Decisions

Today the Trump Administration ended the Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for almost 200,000 Salvadorans who were granted protections from deportation when multiple earthquakes shook...

Trump Approach to Separating Kids Has Much in Common With Foster...

If there’s one thing that really, really upsets America’s child welfare establishment, it’s pointing out the close resemblance between the Trump administration’s so-called “zero...

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