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Inside the Bruce Perry Show

Dr. Bruce Perry uses humor to punctuate and bring relief to what is otherwise the most serious subject matter: how trauma interrupts human development. “I don’t mean to sound ungracious,...

Despite Strong Economy, Census Data Shows That Child Poverty Remains High

Despite continual reports over steady growth and declining unemployment in our economy, yesterday the U.S. Census Bureau reported that 17.5 percent of children in the U.S. were living in poverty in 2017 (the official...

Food Insecurity Data Underscores Importance of Farm Bill for Children

New data from the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) shows that the nation’s children continue to experience food insecurity at higher rates than the general population. 12.5 million children—or 17 percent—lived in food insecure...
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Pennsylvania, 17th in Childhood Well-Being, Is at Risk for a Census Miscount

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 Foundation. Although Pennsylvania has made some gains in education and...

4 Reasons Why The FAMILY Act Is The Right Paid Leave Option For The...

The United States lags behind the rest of the developed world when it comes to paid family leave. We are the only OECD (Organization for Economic Co-Operation and Development) country that does not provide paid...
Philly Poverty

The Stress of Poverty is a Serious Disease for Philly Kids

“Casserian engeri?” (“And how are the children?”) — Traditional Masai greeting. The most serious, non-infectious  disease in childhood, and the most common, is poverty. Despite economic gains in the last few years, children remain the poorest age...

House TANF Bill Does Not Go Far Enough in Reducing Child Poverty

Last week, the House Ways & Means Committee passed the Joining Opportunity with Benefits and Services (JOBS) for Success Act (H.R. 5861), which reauthorizes the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) program for five...

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 whopping $1.3 trillion in 2015, which amounts to 5.4 percent...

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

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 Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). SNAP is the first line...

Report Finds Most States Shortchange High-Poverty Schools

“Pennsylvania has long been one of the most disparately-spending states in the nation,” the report reads. “Even in terms of unadjusted spending, school districts including Philadelphia, Reading and Allentown have long been recognized as...

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