Category Archives: Children

Whistleblower Exposes Torture and Child Abuse at For-Profit Prison

Posted at http://www.commondreams.org/news/2015/07/27/whistleblower-exposes-torture-and-child-abuse-profit-prison Published on Monday, July 27, 2015 by Common Dreams Social worker Oliva López, formerly employed at a family immigrant detention center in Texas, testifies that prison is plagued by mistreatment By Sarah Lazare, staff writer Oliva López, … Continue reading

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For-Profit Prison Accused of Subjecting Juveniles to ‘Disgraceful’ Conditions

Posted at http://www.commondreams.org/news/2015/07/27/profit-prison-accused-subjecting-juveniles-disgraceful-conditions Published on Monday, July 27, 2015 by Common Dreams G4S already stands accused of human rights violations from Israel to South Africa to the United Kingdom By Sarah Lazare, staff writer G4S runs nearly 30 juvenile detention … Continue reading

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New Medicaid Research Shows Long-Term Benefits for Pennsylvania Kids

Posted at http://www.publicnewsservice.org/2015-07-28/health-issues/new-medicaid-research-shows-long-term-benefits-for-pennsylvania-kids/a47198-1 July 28, 2015 – Dan Heyman, Public News Service (PA) Play Audio in Browser Window HARRISBURG, Pa. – Medicaid turns 50 years old this week, and the impact it’s had on the lives of children in Pennsylvania … Continue reading

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1.7 Million More Children Lived in Low-Income Working Families Last Year Than in 2008; See How Your State Ranks

From the Coalition on Human Needs (http://www.chn.org): By Lecia Imbery July 24, 2015 Five years ago, our country was in the midst of the Great Recession. At that time, 17 million children lived in low-income working families. Since the recession officially … Continue reading

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More Children Are In Poverty Today Than Before The Great Recession

PBS “One out of five American children live in poverty … 22% of children live in poverty, up from 18% in 2008 … Minnesota led the United States in children’s overall well-being … Minnesota has one of the lowest rates … Continue reading

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Show Your Support for New Bill that Would Strengthen Child and Adult Care Food Program

From the Food Research and Action Center (http://www.frac.org): Now is the time to show support so you can get support for your Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP). Senator Robert Casey (D-PA) has introduced a bill that is a … Continue reading

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Child Poverty Among Blacks and Hispanics Persists as U.S. Fails to Address Its Causes

Posted at https://janresseger.wordpress.com/2015/07/22/child-poverty-among-blacks-and-hispanics-persists-as-u-s-fails-to-address-its-causes/ Two new reports document very troubling rates of high poverty among children in the United States. As a society we ought to be ashamed that we tolerate devastating child poverty and residential economic segregation without concerted policy … Continue reading

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Take Action to Stop the Cuts and Lift Children Out of Poverty

From the Children’s Defense Fund (http://www.childrensdefense.org): This week, at the Proctor Institute, nearly 500 child advocates like you took action and asked Senators and Representatives across the country to act for children. We need your voice. Now is the time … Continue reading

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PA is Moving the Wrong Direction on Child Well-Being

From Pennsylvania Partnerships for Children (http://www.papartnerships.org): Pennsylvania is moving in the wrong direction when it comes to the well-being of the nearly 2.8 million children who live in our commonwealth. We now rank 17th nationally in overall child well-being, down … Continue reading

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Medicare and Medicaid at 50

From Public Citizens for Children and Youth (http://www.pccy.org): July 30th will mark the 50th birthday of the landmark Medicare and Medicaid programs.  Thanks to the 1965 Social Security Amendments signed into law by President Lyndon B. Johnson, millions of children … Continue reading

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