Category Archives: Children

Facing the Monster: How One Person Can Fight Child Slavery—October 18, Aston

WHEN:  Saturday, October 18, 9:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m. WHERE:  Our Lady of Angels Convent, 610 S. Convent Road, Aston, PA 19014 Human Trafficking in my neighborhood? This day is an opportunity to: Learn about the invisible, growing monster of child slavery … Continue reading

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Number Of Homeless Students Reaches All-Time High

U.S. News & World Report “There are more homeless students in the nation than ever before, and many are living completely on their own, without parents or guardians … During the 2012-13 school year, 1,258,182 students enrolled in public school … Continue reading

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New Report Shows Lifelong Benefits of High-Quality Pre-K—The Military Gets It

From Pre-K for PA (http://www.prekforpa.org/): “There are many factors impacting educational achievement. But there is one factor that has been proven to have a crucial impact on children from all backgrounds, and that is high-quality pre-kindergarten.” That’s a powerful quote … Continue reading

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PSEA Report: Low-Income Students Hit Hardest by Education Cuts

Posted at http://www.publicnewsservice.org/2014-09-03/education/psea-report-low-income-students-hit-hardest-by-education-cuts/a41480-1 September 3, 2014 – Tom Joseph, Public News Service (PA) Play Audio in Browser Window HARRISBURG, Pa. – The impact of budget cuts on education in Pennsylvania is being felt in schools across the state – but … Continue reading

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Sign Petition to Protect School Lunches for Kids

More than 31 million kids rely on the school lunch program, for many it’s the only proper meal they will get all day. But ever since President Ronald Reagan declared that ketchup was a vegetable, those programs have repeatedly been … Continue reading

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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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