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By Diana Millner | Sep 17th, 2012

The Children's Defense Fund released the State of America's Children 2012 Handbook last month, an annual compilation of national data on child well-being, as well as its Portrait of Inequality which focuses on the state of the most vulnerable black and Latino children and youth in America.

By Brittany Anuszkiewicz | Nov 6th, 2012

"My future is to have a happy family, have a career, be something in life, be a role model, and teach people the right thing." These are the aspirations of one ninth grade foster youth at the Arise Academy Charter High School. Unfortunately, for too many youth in foster care, without the necessary guidance and support from committed and caring adults, dreams often fade into a harsh and bitter struggle for survival.

By Lisa Jones | Dec 17th, 2012

Lately, it seems that barely a week can go by without a terrible case of bullying showing up in newspaper headlines.  Bullying is not a new problem, and research shows that youth bullying behavior has actually decreased over the last couple of decades.[1]  Nonetheless, publi

By Maggie Eisen | Jan 28th, 2013

To some people, the prospect of doctors and lawyers working collaboratively toward patient health is somewhat counter-intuitive.  Yet, to all of the members of a burgeoning movement, known as Medical-Legal Partnership (MLP), the benefits of having not only doctors and lawyers, but also social workers, nurses, and health care administrators working in concert to deliver comprehensive, patient-centered care, are obvious. 

By Kathleen Creamer | Feb 5th, 2013

When a mother goes to jail, the impact on her family can be devastating. Most moms are the primary caretakers for their children at the time of their arrest, and the sudden absence of a mother leaves a void in a child’s life that is almost impossible to fill. In most cases, relatives step forward to care for and support the child, and while we know that parental incarceration places children at unique risk for low self-esteem and behavior problems, with family support and ongoing contact with their moms, many of these children do well and even thrive.

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