Category Archives: Children

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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Congress Fails to Agree on Funding for Humanitarian Crisis

Posted at http://www.chn.org/human_needs_report/chn-congress-fails-agree-funding-humanitarian-crisis/ August 4, 2014 Members of Congress headed home for a five week recess last Friday without having reached an agreement on an emergency supplemental spending bill that would provide additional funds to deal with the child refugee … Continue reading

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House Passes Child Tax Credit Bill that Leaves Out the Poor

Posted at http://www.chn.org/human_needs_report/chn-house-passes-child-tax-credit-bill-leaves-poor/ August 4, 2014 Despite opposition from several advocacy groups, the House passed (237-173) the Child Tax Credit Improvement Act on Friday, July 25. Advocates opposed the bill’s failure to protect the credit for low-income families with children … Continue reading

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Fact of the Week: Americans Want Us to Give Shelter and Support to Child Refugees

By Lecia Imbery July 31, 2014 A new poll by the Public Religion Research Institute sheds some light on what the U.S. public thinks about the child refugee crisis happening along the country’s southern borders. When asked what the U.S. should do about … Continue reading

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