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...

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...

The Juul’s So Cool, Kids Smoke It In School

The students wait eagerly for their teachers to turn their backs. That’s their cue to reach quietly for a small, sleek device they can easily...

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...

Tipping the Scales of Child Sexual Abuse

“Predators aren't just strangers. They can be highly educated. They can be very well-respected in the community. It could be a family member, it...

The Boy Scouts of America: Proudly Sponsored by the NRA

Like a “Shooting Sports” merit badge stitched to a Boy Scout’s sash, gun culture is part of the fabric of American childhood. While parenting...

Too Soon, Too Fast

Getting Real: Challenging the Sexualisation of Girls Edited by Melinda Tankard Reist Spinifex Press, 208 pp, April 2010   If you’ve wondered why it is so hard to...

Creative Arts Therapists Tap into the Antidote to Anxiety

Her dance/movement therapy class at Mastery Charter School’s Shoemaker Campus had just started when Amy Hunter asked the seven high-schoolers to say and show...

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...

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