The United Nation’s-Secretary General Antonio Guterres has warned that being confined with abusive partners during the pandemic has led to a “horrifying global surge in domestic abuse”. This well organized domestic violence resource guide with hotlines and practical advice …Details
In America today, children have no federal rights except under the “doctrine of imminent harm” which allows the child to be taken from the family if the child’s life is endangered by the parent. For the most part, being responsible for killing your own child, unless it’s for religious reasons it is against the law.
At least 30 states still allow parents to withhold lifesaving medical care to their children for religious reasons and children do die because of it. This may sound hyperbolic, but if you did withhold lifesaving medical care in a state that did not allow it for religious reasons, you’d be charged with killing your child. Parents have all the rights and children have no voice except for the guardian ad litem that speaks for them.Details
KARA regularly receives requests for help from families and children about child abuse issues.
We do not have staff and ask you to use our Links Button to find the services you need.
Contact your State Representatives and let them know your story and engage them in this conversation. Give them ideas for what needs to change.
Use articles from KARA to educate them and support your argument – you will find over 1200 articles at this site (they are searchable by category)Details
Today’s Safe Passage short post about the impact of poverty and racism on children hits the nail on the head. Decades and generations of children living without enough to eat, access to health and mental health care and all the stress that accompanies people in fear of homelessness and hunger.
Does you community accept young children being expelled from daycare and elementary school? The violence and trauma visited upon us at this time is a direct result of how America treats its children. Life would be way better for all of us if we cared more for other people’s children.Details
speaking on critical issues impacting abused and neglected children for many years.
Shelter In Place locks abused children in toxic homes
With no escape to the safety of a classroom
Domestic violence is rising and law enforcement & social workers are having a hard time keeping up.
CLICK HERE FOR RESOURCES & STRATEGIES FOR PREVENTING CHILD ABUSE DURING COVID19
This important article from Safe Passage for Children of Minnesota addresses the issues and guidelines for keeping children and workers safe.
Covid19 risks, strategy and resources are now a daily concern for many of us.
Share it widely.Details
Watching mom beaten or raped is terror. Homeless mothers and children are many times more likely to be assaulted and molested.
Children of addicted and alcoholic moms and dads are beaten and raped more often too.
Trauma is *torture. Watching mom being raped is torture.Details
This year Minnesota children were safer and received more services due in large part to the loyal donors and passionate volunteers of Safe Passage for Children of Minnesota.
13,600 more children annually are getting help from county child protection agencies due to changes our passionate volunteers helped make in state law.
Counties and the state increased their budgets for child protection and foster care by over $200 million since 2015. In addition, counties added nearly 500 caseworkers – a 60% increase.Details
Today, there are about 100 youth shelter beds for the almost 5000 youth that experience homelessness every year in our state.
15% of homeless youth have traded sex for shelter and food.
Over 20% of homeless youth have been physically or sexually attacked while homeless.
Almost 1/3 of homeless youth have been sexually abused.
Almost 40% of homeless youth have stayed in abusive homes because they had no where else to go.
The Y’s host program matches friendly families willing to share their safe homes with homeless youth as the Y staff helps these kids attain self-sufficiency.Details
The Protect Our Children Act of 2008 was intended to curb photos and videos of child sexual assaults posted on the internet. The number of reported images increased from 100,000 in 2008 to 45 million last year.Details
Volunteer: Be the voice for a child that doesn’t have one! (Greater Minneapolis-St. Paul Area OPPORTUNITIES)
One hundred and seventy five Hennepin County children are without a guardian ad litem today – WE NEED VOLUNTEERS.
Do you know any? Send this to a friend and share it with your social media.
With the response to recent reporting of child abuse and child death in MN, a corresponding increase of child abuse cases are entering the system & means that volunteers are badly needed.Details
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) – 2155 — Special guest Mike Tikkanen — Friday, 06/07/2019
Tonight’s special guest is Mike Tikkanen from Hopkins, Minnesota, a returning NAASCA family member, founder and President of KARA (Kids at Risk Action), a non-profit action tank supporting people, policies, and programs that improve the lives of at-riskDetails
Please take a moment and connect to your legislator through this Safe Passage Link and let your legislator know you want children to have access to quality early learning. It only takes a few minutes and gets the message to your representative.
This program reduces child abuse and builds healthy children and communities (and we all want that).Details
You can help vulnerable Minnesota children today by clicking and sending a message of support to your elected Representative and Senator regarding the following child welfare legislation.
Please help. It only takes a few minutes to make a big difference!Details
Leaving the courtroom after the adoption of her four grandchildren, Charlotte, stated that when the youngest of these children turned 18, that she would be 88.
I’d noticed a limp in her walking and that she was on medications in the months before the adoption but never thought through the commitment, physical exhaustion and financial stress grandparents take on when adopting their child’s child.
It’s a much greater effort for a 65 year old person to manage the wild and unpredictable behaviors of a 3 year old than it is for a 25 year old birth parent We seniors wear out faster, break easier and heal slower.
Happy Grandparents Day and may those of you …Details
Bravo Safe Passage for your out front efforts to finding out what Minnesota’s Governor candidates know about children’s issues and thank you for getting this information to help voters make better choices. SAFE PASSAGE SURVEY RESPONSES.Details
CASA Minnesota is hosting a Trivia Night and Silent Auction on Thursday May 31, 2018 at Lake Calhoun Event Center. Gather a group of friends or co-workers for a team or come and join a team to compete in a fun night of trivia.
Doors open at 5:30PM and trivia will start at 6:30PM. Come early to network and bid on some great silent auction items!
A table of up to eight people is $250 and individual tickets are $35 if purchased in advance and $40 if purchased at the door. Note: There is an additional Eventbrite fee for ticket purchases.
Included in the ticket price is a taco bar and a drink ticket. All proceeds will go to support CASA Minnesota and CASA Cares.
CASA Minnesota hopes to see you there!Details
Safe Passage deserves big kudos for this survey of declared candidates for MN Governor. Until recently, not many legislators understood the depth and scope of the problems facing at risk children in our state (or any state).
It is only by asking lawmakers to express their knowledge and views about child abuse and child protection that we can vote in people that understand the traumas these kids suffer from, heal them and l interrupt the epidemic of trauma and abuse in our community that is wrecking our schools, public health and safety.
Read candidate responses here and share this link with your friends and contacts.
Thank you Safe Passage For Children MNDetails
Safe Passage for Children of MN helps at risk kids get a voice at the State House. A phone call – an hour of your time at the Capital could make a huge difference this year.to make children safe. A very small investment of your time could change laws and do wonders for abused & neglected children.
All Adults Are the Protectors of All Children
It hurts me to hear discussions of child abuse and neglect in the language of business that fails to convey the horror of the thing that was done.
Tiny defenseless human beings in terrifying circumstances written and talked about as if highways or funding issues are the issue.
Language is critical to a clear picture of what happened.
When we don’t talk openly about a terrible thing it just does not exist (or it’s not terrible or not a problem).
Too much of the time we use words that mask painful things because we are uncomfortable speaking about them. hout food or water.Details
CASAMN needs items (donations) for CASA Cares May 31st Fundraiser
CASA Cares provides grants to children in foster care
We care about state ward children and want them to have the things that other children have.
Help us make that happen.Details
Learn About Speaking For An Abused Child In Court (HELP Save a child – save the date – Thurs Feb 8th 630pm)
CASA guardian ad litem: Please join us as we come together as a community in the name of abused and neglected children!
When: Thursday, February 8, 2018 @ 6:30pm Where: SeilerSchindel, PLLC
5901 Cedar Lake Road Minneapolis, MN 55416
Food & drink provided!
Discussion Topics:*What is a volunteer Guardian ad Litem/Court Appointed Special Advocate?
*What are the requirements & training aspects to serve as a volunteer? All Adults Are The Protectors of All Children (share this)Details
Tracking the safety of Minnesota Children and caring about how child abuse is dealt with in our community is a big deal. Thank you Safe Passage for Children of MN for staying on top of the statistics of child abuse and watchful eye on the providers. Who’s Minding the Store for abused and neglected Minnesota children?Details
By the time she was 11 years old, McKenna Ahrenholz of Swift County, Minnesota, and her four younger brothers and sisters had endured years of abuse and neglect by her father.
The abuse was frequently reported to child case workers, but each time, time after time, the Ahrenholz children were returned to their father. Even when they asked not to be returned. Every time – seventeen times.
Today, McKenna and her siblings live safely and happily with their grandparents. But in too many cases, Minnesota’s child welfare system continues to fail our state’s children.
Safe Passage for Children advocates for reforms in the child welfare system. As you make your year-end charitable donations, please help us reach our $8,000 goal with a contribution to Safe Passage – and the future of Minnesota children.Details
Join us for discussions on the future of early childhood with Minnesota’s next governor!
Hosted at People Serving People – Center of Excellence
2400 Park Ave. South, Minneapolis 55404
Minnesota has made significant progress in investing in our state’s earliest learners, but much work remains. Looking ahead, a new Governor in 2018 will play a pivotal role in deciding the direction and importance of early childhood care and education in Minnesota.
MinneMinds is excited to announce the GOP candidates for governor, to discuss their plans for addressing early childhood issues in our state. These conversations are a great way for advocates, parents, providers, and any Minnesotan interested in the future of early childhood to hear about the priorities of leading candidates for governor.Details