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July 11, 2011
Costs of Adopting: Factsheets for Families
This factsheet is designed to help prospective adoptive parents understand and anticipate the financial costs associated with different kinds of adoption.
July 6, 2011
Children's Advocates Push for More Kids to Be Involved With Family Court Proceedings
A CBS News producer, who used our resources a few years ago to do a story about involving foster children in court decisions about their own care, said her interest ...
June 27, 2011
Balanced Budget Amendment Would Threaten Critical Programs and the Economy
Under the guise of fiscal discipline, House and Senate Republicans are proposing a constitutional amendment to balance the budget. On June 15, the House ...
June 19, 2011
TEMPYouth Today Special Report: Rural America
reporter James Swift builds on his own experience growing up in poverty and opens it into a compelling and overdue look at t
June 16, 2011
Measuring our Projected Gains
Polls and our values tell us that no one wants to "balance the budget on the backs of children." So why is it so hard to get policymakers to invest in children's ...
June 16, 2011
Values, Diligence, Vigilance: Taking Hints from the U.K.
How were the British, public and legislative alike, able to champion the child poverty problem in a troubled economy? It's an accomplishment that seems almost ...
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 ...
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