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June 1, 2011
Adoption from Foster Care: Aiding Children While Saving Public Money
Nicholas Zill writes that government agencies could look to child welfare programs as an area where significant savings could be achieved. Increasing the number ...
May 26, 2011
Info, and Choices, for the Budget Perplexed
June 7, 2011 was the tenth anniversary of the passage of tax cuts that continue to give wealthy America a windfall while contributing to increased inequality and debt ...
May 23, 2011
Diana Rugh Johnson, an attorney and child welfare law specialist in Atlanta, Georgia, has represented parents accused of child abuse because of a hospital ...
May 16, 2011
May 19 Live Broadcast: Building Better Children’s Programs…and Public Confidence
Policymakers, practitioners, and researchers who focus on children’s programs wonder why voters who say they care about the next generation can be so reluctant ...
May 16, 2011
When We Ban Kids from School, the Damage Goes Far Beyond Academics
We have another outrageous tale of zero tolerance gone wild, this time in a Maryland high school. For many students, being banned from school means more than missing ...
May 2, 2011
WA Supreme Court Declines to Rule on Child’s Right to Counsel in Termination of Parental Rights
The National Center for Youth Law reports that the Washington Supreme Court recently declined to rule on whether a foster child has the right to counsel in parental ...
April 6, 2011
CLC Letter to John Spratt & Paul Ryan
The Children's Leadership Council wrote a letter to Hon. John Spratt and Hon. Paul Ryan regarding the budget proposal for FY2011 regarding programs for Children and ...
April 4, 2011
Adolescents: What's the Difference Between Assessing "Risk" and "Need"?
Evan Elkin of the Vera Institute of Justice talks about why the difference is important - you can learn even more by viewing slides from and listening to the ...
March 28, 2011
At the Margin
Many girls and young women live in a world hostile to their well-being, a world not of their making. See their stories and hear about efforts to bring them in from ...
March 23, 2011
Republican-controlled Legislature wages war on children
Arizona gets hit hard by children-focused programs in the Legislature.
March 21, 2011
Utah Rep. Mike Lee: Federal Child Labor Laws Are "Unconstitutional"
Republican Congressman Mike Lee of Utah states his belief that federal child labor laws are unconstitutional, and that it really should be up to states to pass such ...
March 15, 2011
True Tales of Deadebeat Dads
In Youth Communications' newest issue of their youth-written
newsletter, three teens write about their life experiences about their deadbeat ...
February 14, 2011
States Have a Role in Anti-Poverty Efforts
First Focus reports on an Illinois study of poverty levels correlated with specific votes in Congress on anti-poverty measures. The take-away lesson is that good ...
February 9, 2011
Follow Up for Ask Secretary Duncan
Voting for top questions to US Secretary of Education, Arne Duncan, is now closed. To continue taking action, please visit the SparkAction Action Center and our ...
February 1, 2011
Congressional Briefing: Meeting the Needs of Military, Foster, and Homeless Children
On November 17, 2010, NASP hosted a bicameral Congressional briefing as part of the activities associated with National School Psychology Week.
January 31, 2011
Extracurricular Activities Improve Odds for Foster Youth
Research shows that only 54 percent of children in foster care will finish high school and they turn 25. The National Center for Youth Law says California is doing ...
January 16, 2011
U.S. to Get First National Data on Child Care in 20 Years
This survey will provide new knowledge about the types of providers of child care, as well as the needs, constraints and preferences of families with children age ...
January 12, 2011
Cities Invited to Apply for Training Program to Improve Police Interventions with Children and Teens
January 9, 2011
Christie Signs Tougher Law on Bullying in Schools
The New York Times reports that New Jersey enacted the nation’s toughest law against bullying and harassment in schools, three and a half months after the ...
January 8, 2011
Up From the Bottom
A young girl tells of her experience as a homeless high school dropout.
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