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  • 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.
  • Marian Wright Edelman 11/20/09
    Child Watch® Column: "A Thanksgiving Prayer to End Poverty in Our Time"
    Thanksgiving is a time when many Americans pause to be grateful for all we have. In the current economic downturn when the gap between rich and poor is at the highest level since the Great Depression and the unemployment rate is 10.2 percent, millions of our neighbors, including many families with children, are struggling hard to count their blessings.
  • Marian Wright Edelman 09/18/09
    Child Watch® Column: "Child Health as a Critical National Security Issue"
    In April 2005, a group of scholars at the George Washington University School of Public Health and Health Services published a policy brief on "National Security and U.S. Child Health Policy: The Origins and Continuing Role of Medicaid and EPSDT."
  • 09/15/09
    Written Statement on the Hearing on the Implementation of Fostering Connections to Success and Increasing Adoptions Act
    The Children's Defense Fund's written statement on the hearing on the implementation of Fostering Connections to Success and Increasing Adoptions Act before the Subcommittee on Income Security and Family Support of the Committee on Ways and Means U.S. House of Representatives
  • Marian Wright Edelman 09/11/09
    Child Watch® Column: "Keeping Children Out of the Pipeline to Prison"
    Hundreds of thousands of our nation's children are being funneled down life paths that lead to arrest, conviction, incarceration and even death. The urgent challenge for each of us and for our nation is to prevent this waste of our children's lives and of our nation's capabilities and future.
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