Child Welfare Research Data & Publications
"To a stranger, Samantha Brown, 18, would look like any other teenager. The petite student is dressed in the latest gear, face covered in glitter makeup. Her friendly eyes dance behind oversized glasses while two pink barrettes keep her hair off her face..."
En la actualidad, hay 9.4 millones de ni??os sin seguro m??dico en Estados Unidos, que representan uno de cada ocho ni??os, y hay millones m??s con cobertura incompleta. Sin embargo, no hay suficientes adultos poniendo de su parte para cambiar esta situaci??n. As?? que con miras a dar a conocer el problema, el mes pasado por todo el pa??s miles de ni??os inscritos en el Programa de las Escuelas por la Libertad (Freedom Schools®) del Fondo para la Defensa de los Ni??os participaron en el D??a Nacional de Acci??n Social.
"Unpaid medical bills are piling up on kitchen tables all over America. In addition to the rising costs of food, gas and housing, more and more working families are becoming overwhelmed by skyrocketing health care costs. Since 2001, average premiums for family health insurance coverage have risen 78 percent and now stand at more than $12,000 annually, not including out-of-pocket costs which average an additional $3,000..."
"A youthful tough who got his growth spurt early gets cruel gratification from intimidating weaker peers. The popular jock cruises the locker room looking for "nerdy" kids to torment. The clique of "cool girls" ridicules female classmates that "look different" and excludes them from their circle..."
Washington, D.C., the nation's capital, is one of the great cities of the world. Tourists come here from around the globe to enjoy its world-class museums and art galleries and visit its columned edifices of gleaming marble...
"In America, millions of low-income families struggle each month to obtain a minimally adequate diet. In 2006, 12.6 million children and 22.9 million adults lived in households struggling against hunger, and those numbers are expected to grow amid a weakening economy..."
"What happens to the children of a single mother who becomes so disabled by mental illness or substance abuse that she can't take care of them? Or to the children of a parent who gets killed in a car accident? Who takes care of the children when both parents are called up for military duty overseas?.."
Cradle to Prison Pipeline Campaign Discussion Guide, Case Studies from the Pipeline with discussion questions
Key immediate action steps for individuals, families, communities, organizations and government agencies to protect and reroute children from the pipeline.
The past year has been a tumultuous and uncertain one for many Americans. Each day's headlines brought worrisome news: the collapse of Wall Street; massive home and job losses; and a spreading global economic crisis. We all felt enormous fear and insecurity for our family's and children's futures...