Gun Violence Summit Grapples with Where to Go From Here

Sixth-grader Samantha Sandhaus' question was so innocent – simple and logical – that, for one brief moment, it silenced two seasoned, and loquacious, politicians. Why, the 12-year-old...

Student Activism Is on the Rise and America Is Listening

Imagine waking up the morning after surviving a school shooting, sitting down to breakfast, and logging on to Twitter only to see thousands upon...

After Shooting, ‘Honor How Kids Want To Deal With Their Feelings’

With so much coverage of last week’s grisly school shooting in Parkland, Fla., students, parents and others are struggling to cope. Christine Sylvest, a child...

Blurred Lines?

Teens spend six hours a day in front of an electronic device and over two hours a day listening to music (BBC, NY Times). That's...

New Groundbreaking Report Confirms High Prevalence of Youth Homelessness in the...

Advocates working to end youth homelessness have known for a long time that there are many more youth experiencing homelessness on their own than...

Philly’s $500 Million Parks Project Needs a Little Help From Teens

Over the next seven years, Philadelphia will invest $500 million in revitalizing the city’s parks and recreation centers. The goal of the project, titled...

Study Shows Childhood Emotional Abuse Linked to PTSD and Opioid Abuse...

Children who experience emotional abuse are more likely to struggle with post-traumatic stress and opioid misuse as adults, according to a new study by...

Hospitalizations for Opioid Poisonings in Youth Jump 165 Percent in 15...

A new study reveals the number of young children who were hospitalized from opioid poisonings more than doubled between 1997 and 2012. The study, published...

Teen Drug Use: It All Starts With Smoking

    Trying to stay informed about the illicit temptations thrown at kids can leave a parent—or anyone working with children—begging for mercy. I’m in that...

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