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  • State of America's Children 2010 Report 06/02/10
    The State of America's Children® 2010 - Family Structure Section
    The State of America's Children 2010 report is a compilation of national and state-by-state data on poverty, health, child welfare, youth at risk, early childhood development, education and gun violence.This section of the report contains information about family structure in America.
  • State of America's Children 2010 Report 05/28/10
    State of America's ChildrenĀ® 2010 Report
    CDF's State of America's Children Report is a compilation of the most recent and reliable national and U.S. state research data on child poverty, children's health, child welfare, youth at risk, childhood and youth education, and other key child indicators.
  • 05/19/10
    Jamila?s Corner: "Dear D.C. Councilmember, Step Up to the Plate!"
    "Dear Councilmember," the child carefully wrote on yellow lined paper. "I am 10 1/2 years old. I live with my family at the shelter. When I grow up, I want to be a singer. I think you need to find more money to help families find housing because people is in danger without a home. So please, please find more money. SO STEP UP TO THE PLATE AND FIND MORE MONEY. Thank you for listening."
  • Marian Wright Edelman 03/05/10
    Child Watch® Column: "Children Need Better Protection from Abuse and Neglect"
    In January 2008, four sisters were found dead in their southeast Washington, D.C. home. The girls, ages 5, 6, 11, and 17, had been murdered by their mother, Banita Jacks, months earlier. She was recently convicted and sentenced to 120 years in prison. None of the District of Columbia's social service agencies or the police intervened to save the girls despite some alarming signs that they were in great peril.
  • 02/24/10
    A Look at Children and the President's FY 2011 Federal Budget
    President Obama's 2011 Budget signals the Administration's continued commitment to children and families even in these extraordinarily tough economic times. It reflects the President's understanding that investing in children now will ensure a more stable economy and a healthier, more competitive workforce in the future.
  • Jamila Larson 02/12/10
    Jamila's Corner: "Coming of Age Homeless in Our Nation's Capital"
    It was the youngest ones who always got me. The newborn babies returning from the hospital to a homeless shelter as their first home. No balloons or fresh cribs waiting for them. The toothless toddlers smile broadly, wiggling across the dirty shelter floor, happy to be alive, oblivious to their circumstances in life.
  • 01/26/10
    Sample State Legislation for Implementing the Kinship Guardianship Assistance Option
    This is a sample of state legislation that can be used for implementing the Kinship Guardianship Assistance option of the Fostering Connections to Success and Increasing Adoptions Act. The federal Kinship Guardianship Assistance option is under Title IV-E of the Social Security Act.
  • 01/19/10
    Child Welfare Financing State Factsheets 2010
    2010 state fact sheets on child welfare and financing statistics for each state. Provides information on child abuse and neglect, foster care and sources of child welfare spending.
  • 01/19/10
    Child Welfare Financing State Factsheets 2010
    2010 state fact sheets on child welfare and financing statistics for each state. Provides information on child abuse and neglect, foster care and sources of child welfare spending.
  • Marian Wright Edelman 12/04/09
    Child Watch® Column: "Is There Still No Room in Our Inn for the Most Famous Poor Baby in History?"
    In this holy season of Advent, tens of millions of Christians are waiting for and preparing to celebrate the birthday of the most famous poor baby in history on Christmas Day. Yet that baby – born in a stable after being denied a room in the inn for his birth over 2,000 years ago – might still find "no room" signs in the health care inn in the richest nation on earth in 2009.
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