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December 9, 2009
Stones into Schools
In his latest book, Stones into Schools, Greg Mortenson, author of Three Cups of Tea, chronicles his work with local tribal leaders in Afghanistan and Pakistan ...
October 30, 2009
Recession Drives Surge in Youth Runaways
Over the past two years, government officials and experts have seen an increasing number of children leave home for life on the streets, including many under 13. ...
June 2, 2009
Youth Today: Taking Risks for Transition-Age Youth
On any given day, scores of young people with limited individual and social capital are simultaneously struggling to exit some systems and enter others: foster care, ...
October 7, 2008
"Hope" Grows: an Intergenerational Community, 14 Years On
Fourteen years ago, an abandoned air force base was transformed into a vibrant intergenerational community, Hope Meadows, to help move children from foster care to ...
August 5, 2008
"I knew I Had to Be a Better Parent" - True Stories of Local Supports
Here's a personal glimpse at the importance of local programs for children and families, as three stressed-out parents share how they found help and education in ...
June 25, 2008
KIDS COUNT 2008: A CFK Overview
To make positive change for kids, you need to know where things stand, what's working and what needs to be improved. The annual KIDS COUNT Data Book offers both ...
January 23, 2008
A "Ticket to Work" for Transitioning Youth and Those Working With Them
If you work with teens with disabilities, you'll want to know about the Social Security Administration's Ticket to Work (TTW) program. Its Youth Transition portion ...
January 9, 2008
Getting Beyond the Foster Care System: What Works for Teens
Could you have made it entirely on your own at 18 or 21? Each year, roughly 25,000 young people "age out" of the foster care system, many without family or economic ...
December 12, 2007
The Real Math of Child Poverty In America
I was somewhat surprised when I recently came across the following paragraph on the Voices for America's Children Website: "As a society we pay a steep price for ...
November 7, 2007
Attention all Nonprofits: What Ever Happened to that Great Research?
Why do I ask? Because, on so many occasions during my Child Advocacy work in recent years—most recently as the founder of the nonprofit Child Advocacy ...
November 7, 2007
A History of Neglect: Issues Affecting Minority-Run Foster Care Agencies
In November 2007, the New York Times ran a three-part series on the struggles of minority-run foster care agencies in New York City that found "a trail of scandals ...
October 17, 2007
Who's Doing What That Works: Readers' Choice Stories
October 2007Our partner Child Advocacy 360 brings you "Readers' Choice Stories," in which readers vote with their eyes, clicks and emails on the best of Who's ...
July 28, 2006
CFK Top Article Pick: Telling Stories that Teach, and Heal
Teenagers in foster care often have stories to tellbut lack the tools to tell them. CFK looks at how the Center for Digital Storytelling has provided those ...
July 17, 2006
Looking for Balance in Foster Care Views
When you learn that a teen is in foster care, what is your reaction? Empathy? Curiosity? Apprehension? News stories and popular media portrayals of young people ...
May 15, 2006
Standing Up for Separated Siblings
Entering foster care is traumatic for any childeven more so when siblings are separated. High school senior Kala Clark of Maine, who entered care at age 12, ...
May 1, 2006
How One Community Acts for Children in Foster Care
According to the Adoption and Foster Care Analysis and Reporting System, over half a million children in the United States are in living in foster caresome in ...
April 17, 2006
Online Safety, Updated
Last month Connect for Kids reported on Teenangels, young volunteers who help their peers understand the importance of Internet safety. What other efforts are ...
January 16, 2006
A Teen Mom Reaches High
Caitlin Crane of Portland, Oregon has put homelessness and addiction behind her, and is reaching for a bright future with her young son. With help from a non-profit ...
November 28, 2005
The Fine Art of Helping Kids At Risk
Powerful emotions like anger can become a major roadblock to learning. Art therapy is one approach to helping kids manage those feelings and be successful. Letitia ...
October 24, 2005
Teen Pregnancy Prevention
According to the National Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy, nearly one million teenage girls will become pregnant each year. This number is slowly trickling down, ...
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