Child advocacy

For children living in underserved communities who often can't get the preventive or specialty care that they need, health care technologies mean a child with autism living in a rural town could visit with a specialized behavioral therapist via videoconference instead of driving hours on end.
When my children were small, the phrase "Not MY child!" could be heard from even the most effective and devoted parents. I must confess, I can be included in the list of those parents.
Whether people reading this decide to support Carry On or they decide to get involved in another luggage program from another organization for youth in foster care, I will be happy. Because the goal is to make sure that NO child ever has to pack their belongings in anything but proper luggage.
Each year, official government reports indicate that more than 62,000 children are sexually abused. The numbers are especially staggering for girls aged 14-17, of whom researchers estimate more than 17% have experienced sexual abuse.
Biologist Dr. E.O.Wilson spent many countless childhood hours watching ants. His unremitting interest eventually led to his ground-breaking research into sociobiology and biodiversity, becoming renown as the world's leading expert on myrmecology.
In light of the Duggar abuse scandal, protecting children from sexual abuse is on many parents' minds. Avoiding all risk is unlikely, but there are steps parents can take to minimize their child's risk of sexual abuse. These tools will also help children get help if victimization occurs.
When I started One Simple Wish in 2008 a few people told me they probably wouldn't ever grant a wish because they didn't think giving kids "stuff" was really going to make much of a difference in their lives.
Kailash Satyarthi discusses how he reacted to his Nobel Peace Prize win.
A guardian ad litem ("for the lawsuit") is appointed in accordance with state law to represent the best interests of a child, or an incompetent adult, in legal matters generally.
The nature of foster care in the United States creates at least two mindsets that are particularly damaging to foster children. These do not arise from experiences within the system, and from adult perceptions, that focus on failure.
We want to see all children in foster care achieve positive outcomes regardless of geography, economic circumstances, or such factors as race or ethnicity.
It is tragic that our nation's child welfare system is so overburdened that caring and compassionate caseworkers get so overwhelmed.
Knowing all too well that sporting events and having fun are secondary to survival for many youth, Cal Ripken Jr. and his family began the work of making a deeper impact in the lives of children on a national scale.
The reward for volunteering is not measured in dollars. It is measured in lives lifted up. The lives of both those who are helped and those who volunteer.
Join me in marking World Social Work Day by letting social workers know that you appreciate everything they do to strengthen our communities, knowing that they often pay a real price for doing so.
What is it going to take for us to stand up and say enough to this internal gun war of American against American? What is it going to take to create a mental health system that prevents such tragedies from happening over and over?
People who are poor and have children are not able to advocate for them, so they are not able to perform optimally in school. Someone might smile broadly with pride, with statistics on how many poor children are attending classes. They would be fooling themselves.
We owe it to our voting rights champions of our past, the children we care for today, and our common future to make the tough decisions and vote.
The Jerry Sandusky case, and the Penn State handling of the disclosures of sexual abuse, have opened a national conversation around child sexual abuse in some unique ways.
Candidate Obama offered hope for America's future and the country believed him. America's children living in fear pray that President Obama extends this hope to them.