Category Archives: Children

Protect Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TANF)

From First Focus: Campaign for Children (http://campaignforchildren.org/): Congress is at it again. This time, it’s more than $25 million in cuts to the Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TANF) program, the primary assistance program for low-income families with children. Because three-fourths … Continue reading

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Uphold Protections for Migrant Children and Families

From the PC(USA) Office of Public Witness (http://www.presbyterianmission.org/ministries/washington/): Since October 2013, an estimated 63,000 unaccompanied children have been apprehended at the U.S./Mexico border, the majority of whom are fleeing rampant violence and poverty in Honduras, El Salvador, and Guatemala. [i] … Continue reading

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Urge Congress to Vote for Child Care

From the Children’s Defense Fund (http://www.childrensdefense.org): Republican and Democratic leaders in the House and Senate are set to take action NOW to ensure high-quality child care for children. They reached an agreement late last week on a bill to reauthorize … Continue reading

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Support All Homeless Children and Youth

From the People’s Emergency Center (http://www.pec-cares.org): Scroll down for actions. Betty* and her five siblings grew up couch surfing and living on floors of the houses of families and friends. Her mother struggled with substance abuse, and her father was abusive … Continue reading

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How Early-Life Stress Affects the Brain

Posted at http://www.publicnewsservice.org/2014-08-26/childrens-issues/how-early-life-stress-affects-the-brain/a41327-1 August 26, 2014 – Tom Joseph, Public News Service (PA) PITTSBURGH – A new study has determined chronic early childhood stress brought on by poverty, neglect and physical abuse can have a lasting, toxic impact. Sarah Romens, … Continue reading

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Act Now to Protect Child Refugees from Deportation

From the Coalition on Human Needs (http://www.chn.org): Members of Congress left for August recess without an agreement on emergency funding to address the child refugee crisis along our borders. Nearly 60,000 children and adult migrants have come mostly from Honduras, Guatemala, … Continue reading

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Family Support Alliance Offers Front Porch Project Family Training—September 25 and December 2, Harrisburg

Have you ever seen a child in a store or restaurant having a meltdown and a parent having a meltdown of their own? Are children playing unsupervised in your neighborhood? Do you ever wonder what to do when you are … Continue reading

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The Vermont “No Child Left Behind” Letter that Tells the Truth

Posted at http://janresseger.wordpress.com/2014/08/11/the-vermont-no-child-left-behind-letter-that-tells-the-truth/ The federal testing law, No Child Left Behind (NCLB), requires that states inform parents when—by the standardized tests required by NCLB—their child’s school has been identified as a “failing” school.  The problem is that, because NCLB required states … Continue reading

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Children in the Desert

From the Children’s Defense Fund (http://www.childrensdefense.org): By Marian Wright Edelman Bishop Minerva Carcaño, the Los Angeles Area Resident Bishop of the United Methodist Church, is acting with urgency. Along with more than 100 other religious leaders and activists, she was … Continue reading

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Children at Our Border: National Humanitarian Vigil—August 9, National

From the Interfaith Immigration Coalition (http://www.interfaithimmigration.org): See where a vigil is happening near you: http://www.humanityisborderless.org/events/ Sign Up to Participate: http://www.humanityisborderless.org/national-humanitarian-vigil-participation-form/ Pax Christi Involvement: http://paxchristiusa.org/2014/08/07/children-at-our-border-national-humanitarian-vigil-on-august-9th/ About Human Rights Coalition of South Texas The HRCSTX: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Human-Rights-Coalition-of-South-Texas/565943796857818 is an autonomous group of people … Continue reading

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