Category Archives: Children

April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month—Please Promote Awareness

April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month (https://www.childwelfare.gov/topics/preventing/preventionmonth/), so we’re going to begin the month by asking you to take a few seconds to do one simple thing… Put this number into your phone contacts: 1-800-932-0313 (http://salsa4.salsalabs.com/o/51288/images/childline2.jpg). It’s a toll-free … Continue reading

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Support a Fair Shot at Justice for Unaccompanied Children

Have you contacted your members of Congress yet to urge them to support the Fair Day in Court for Kids Act? It just takes a minute—go to http://org.salsalabs.com/o/625/p/dia/action3/common/public/?action_KEY=19367 to urge Congress to support legislation that would give vulnerable kids and … Continue reading

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Paper Tigers Screening—May 12, Lancaster

The Lancaster Education Foundation is screening Paper Tigers, a film that captures the pain, danger, beauty and hopes of struggling teens—and the teachers armed with new science and fresh approaches that are changing lives for the better. The documentary film is open to … Continue reading

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Stolen Dollars and Sense: Breaking the Silence of Labor Trafficking—March 25, Philadelphia

The Stolen Dollars and Sense: Breaking the Silence of Labor Trafficking conference (https://nscphila.org/our-work/special-initiatives/anti-human-trafficking/stolen-dollars-and-sense-breaking-silence-labor-trafficking) is on Friday, March 25, 2016 from 9am to 4pm, at the University of Pennsylvania. The film screening of Food Chains is at 6:30pm on March 24th at Nationalities Service Center. Food Chains is an award-winning documentary chronicling efforts to organize … Continue reading

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Exposing the Effects of Child Poverty Hidden in Plain Sight

Posted at https://janresseger.wordpress.com/2016/03/04/exposing-the-effects-of-child-poverty-hidden-in-plain-sight/ While there is widespread agreement that family poverty is highly correlated with low achievement at school, it is a difficult issue to discuss because people immediately become defensive.  “Don’t tell me poor kids can’t learn,” people say.  … Continue reading

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You Know About Flint—But Did You Know About Lead in Pennsylvania?

From Public Citizens for Children and Youth (http://www.pccy.org): Did you know more kids in Philadelphia are affected by lead contamination than in Flint, Michigan? The city of Flint faces a major public health crisis due to the city’s contaminated water … Continue reading

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Urge Congress to Support High Quality Care for Young Children

From the National Women’s Law Center (http://www.nwlc.org/): Parents and caregivers want the best for their children. They spend hours researching the safest strollers, most educational games and toys, healthiest snacks… the list goes on! But when it comes to choosing … Continue reading

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Child Nutrition Reauthorization Passes Senate Committee

Bipartisan legislation to reauthorize child nutrition programs passed the Senate Agriculture Committee on January 20. The Improving Child Nutrition Integrity and Access Act of 2016 sets the policy and funding structure for all of the federal school meal and child … Continue reading

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Sign Petition for Expanded WIC and Summer Meals

From US Action (http://usaction.org/): Sign the petition to Congress at http://action.usaction.org/p/dia/action3/common/public/?action_KEY=730: Stand up for kids. Fight for an expanded WIC program and increased access to summer meals through the Child Nutrition authorization process. Working families and the middle class are … Continue reading

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Kindergartners with Traumatic Life Experiences Struggle More in School

HealthDay “Childhood traumas of various sorts can cause kindergartners to struggle in class as well as life … Those with difficult experiences up until age 5 had math and reading difficulties and difficulty focusing in kindergarten, and were also more … Continue reading

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