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How Federal Workers Lead the Nation in Charitable Giving

How Federal Workers Lead the Nation in Charitable Giving | Child Welfare and Youth | Scoop.it
The pros and cons of giving at your workplace. - Mark V. Ewert - Investment planning
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This CEO wants us to know our blood better than we know our credit cards

This CEO wants us to know our blood better than we know our credit cards | Child Welfare and Youth | Scoop.it
Theranos CEO Elizabeth Holmes is upending the medical testing industry--for the better.
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This has major potential to impact maternal and child health and infectious disease monitoring globally. Awesome!

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Advancing Past Average: PISA's Financial Literacy Assessment Shows United States Has A Long Way To Go

Advancing Past Average: PISA's Financial Literacy Assessment Shows United States Has A Long Way To Go | Child Welfare and Youth | Scoop.it
"Average is not good enough." I couldn't agree more with that statement from U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan about financial literacy. Yet average is what the United States is, according to the Programme for International Student As...
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The 2014 KIDS COUNT Data Book - The Annie E. Casey Foundation

The 2014 KIDS COUNT Data Book - The Annie E. Casey Foundation | Child Welfare and Youth | Scoop.it
The 2014 KIDS COUNT Data Book, the 25th edition of the annual report on child well-being, finds that children in the United States continue have made gains in the areas of health, safety and education since 1990. As a result of the recession, however, the economic well-being of children remains a concern. 

Via Ron P. Muriera
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Always an excellent resource!

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'Survival Sex Is How I Find A Place To Sleep': Mannequins Send Dire Message On Homeless Youth

'Survival Sex Is How I Find A Place To Sleep': Mannequins Send Dire Message On Homeless Youth | Child Welfare and Youth | Scoop.it
Haunting, faceless mannequins are swarming Cleveland this month. They're dressed in hooded sweatshirts, loose pants and weathered sneakers, and -- from just a few feet away -- look like they could be any ordinary teenager.
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Interesting campaign ...

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SL County's foster mother of the year finds joy in responsibility - ksl.com

SL County's foster mother of the year finds joy in responsibility - ksl.com | Child Welfare and Youth | Scoop.it
SL County's foster mother of the year finds joy in responsibility ksl.com But she soon realized that the mantle provided an opportunity to raise awareness about children in foster care and to encourage other Utahns to open their hearts to the...
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Foster Care Is An International Issue - Huffington Post

Foster Care Is An International Issue - Huffington Post | Child Welfare and Youth | Scoop.it
Foster Care Is An International Issue
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Foster care is not a problem found solely in the United States, it is a global issue.
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New Initiative to Provide All Students Access to Great Educators | U.S. Department of Education

New Initiative to Provide All Students Access to Great Educators | U.S. Department of Education | Child Welfare and Youth | Scoop.it
As part of its efforts to ensure that all students have equal access to a quality education, today the U.S. Department of Education is announcing the launch of the Excellent Educators for All Initiative. The initiative will help states and school districts support great educators for the students who need them most.
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Alliance for a Healthier Generation and America’s Beverage Companies Announce Landmark CGI Commitment to Reduce Beverage Calories Consumed Across the Nation

Alliance for a Healthier Generation and America’s Beverage Companies Announce Landmark CGI Commitment to Reduce Beverage Calories Consumed Across the Nation | Child Welfare and Youth | Scoop.it
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Promoting bottled water consumption and low/no calorie beverage consumption may not be good for the environment, but hopefully it's the first step in weaning Americans from their casual addiction to sugary drinks and it will encourage beverage makers to offer more naturally sweet but lower calorie options. It would be nice to see the Restaurant Association be a part of this commitment.

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6 Struggles Every Foster Parent Faces

6 Struggles Every Foster Parent Faces | Child Welfare and Youth | Scoop.it
My wife, Kristin, and I spent a decade serving as foster parents. In that time we had the privilege of taking in more than 30 children, 6 of whom never left our care and became a permanent part of our family. Over the course of our career we experienced some of the highest highs and…
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It's so important to listen to stories like these so that we can support the good foster parents and make foster care a less traumatic experience for both parents and child.

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FosterParentCollege.com®: Online Training for Foster, Adoptive, and Kinship Parents and Carers

FosterParentCollege.com®: Online Training for Foster, Adoptive, and Kinship Parents and Carers | Child Welfare and Youth | Scoop.it
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Looks like a good resource for all parents :)

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We are abandoning children in foster care

We are abandoning children in foster care | Child Welfare and Youth | Scoop.it
Rita Soronen says about 24,000 children turn 18 years old each year and "age out" of foster care; most of them put out alone into the world without a lifeline.
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Juvenile Justice, Foster Care Issues Gain In 2014 Session - CBS Local

Juvenile Justice, Foster Care Issues Gain In 2014 Session - CBS Local | Child Welfare and Youth | Scoop.it
Juvenile Justice, Foster Care Issues Gain In 2014 Session
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Meanwhile, teens in foster care convinced lawmakers to help them learn to drive, just a year after the Legislature passed two other groundbreaking foster-care bills.
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Affordable Care Act lets foster youths stay on Medi-Cal longer

Affordable Care Act lets foster youths stay on Medi-Cal longer | Child Welfare and Youth | Scoop.it
The San Jose State University student had been in foster care from age 10 to 18. [...] this year, under California's Medi-Cal program, she could remain covered for health as a former foster care child, but only until age 21.
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Nigerian approves N1.6 billion to support ‘Safe Schools Initiative’ - Premium Times Nigeria

Nigerian approves N1.6 billion to support ‘Safe Schools Initiative’ - Premium Times Nigeria | Child Welfare and Youth | Scoop.it
The total amount to support the Safe Schools Initiative. (Why not just use the $10M to improve the state of schools in #Nigeria directly or donate to Nigerian NGOs directly?
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