Where does your state rank in protecting children & what can you do to make improvements. These stories tell the best and worst of what’s happening around the nation
20% of same-sex couples with children have an adopted a child compared with 3% of straight couples …For decades, Evangelical Christians and the Catholic
Success Stories & Failure (unassigned child abuse cases)
We all like a happy ending. Especially when kids are involved.
Arizona just lost seven million dollars in legal fees fighting a lawsuit demanding better care for foster children. The good news is the State lost.
Children living through the lockdown have more trauma and abuse. They will need help healing and to learn new skills to succeed in school & in the community – become a voice for children
Today’s Star Tribune article by Erin Golden should put the shivers into all of us for several reasons.
This Star Tribune article, Teachers Turning to Other Careers shines a light on the punishing effects of ACES on education in our state…
Nicholas Christof’s article in the NYTimes today points a finger at “pro-family” people “preserving” child poverty in America.
Lest you believe this a stretch, America stands out as the country with the highest child poverty rate and one of the lowest levels of social expenditure. This has been true for many years.
This means food insecurity for five year olds, and the statistical probability that homeless ten year olds are three times more likely to be sexually abused than other children.
There is a heartlessness behind the politics of separating immigrant babies from their mother (over 5000) and not returning those children to their birth parents (over 1000 still are separated today).
We the people now have public policies that have led to the sad reality that;
37% of children are reported to child protection agencies in this nation by their 18th birthday.
almost one third of American children will have a criminal record by their 23rd birthay
80% of youth aging out of foster care lead dysfunctional lives
I’ve come to know 50 beautiful babies and children that have had their souls murdered.
All fifty of my caseload children lived with chronic and serious beatings, rape, starvation and neglect repeatedly over a period of years.
They all died a tragic death of self.
Some watched their mothers being beaten or raped repeatedly, others were beaten, neglected or raped repeatedly. Some of them were regular drug users by 8 or 9 years old.
America’s pilgrims brought with them a punishment model that remains the heart of our civic and group think today.
COVID is coming down hard on foster children.
Pre-COVID, 80% of aged out foster children went on to lead dysfunctional lives.
Suicide is now the 2nd leading cause of death among 10 to 24 year olds. Over 1 million children under 6 are prescribed psychiatric drugs in America today.
Are children property of their parents even if those parentsre violent, addicted, severely mentally ill or dangerously criminal?
These recent Passionate Youth Worker
podcasts give a great insight into
why youth workers do what they do.
Great stories and powerful thoughts;