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  • 07/31/09
    Kinship Navigator Program Overview and Q&A
    Q&A that provides information about Kinship Navigator programs and a brief overview of the programs already underway in some states.
  • 07/06/09
    Questions and Answers about the Family Connections Grants
    The Children's Defense Fund and Generations United created a Questions and Answers document about the new Family Connections Grants (FCG) from the Fostering Connections to Success and Increasing Adoptions Act of 2009.
  • 06/23/09
    CDF Testimony on the Committee on Ways' and Means Hearing on Federal Funding for Early Childhood Home Visitation Programs
    On June 23, 2009, CDF submitted written testimony to the House Ways and Means Subcommittee on Income Security and Family Support in support of H.R. 2667, the Early Support for Families Act, which represents a significant step forward in establishing and expanding quality, evidence-based home visiting programs that can reach hundreds of thousands of children.
  • 06/18/09
    Family Connection Grants: Q&A
    Q&A about the new Family Connections Grants from the Fostering Connections to Success and Increasing Adoptions Act of 2009
  • 06/15/09
    Fostering Connections to Success and Increasing Adoptions Act: Frequently Asked Questions on the Provisions Designed to Impact Youth and Young Adults
    This report provides information about and assists in the implementation of the Fostering Connections to Success and Increasing Adoptions Act. Specifically, this report has information that focuses on answering questions about Fostering Connections' improvements that will impact youth and young adults in foster care and assist in the implementation process of those provisions that will help promote permanent families and other supports for these youth.
  • Marian Wright Edelman 05/15/09
    Child Watch® Column: "National Foster Care Month"
    May is National Foster Care Month and this year is a good time to reflect on the progress we can make in improving the lives of children and youths in foster care by implementing the Fostering Connections to Success and Increasing Adoptions Act (Fostering Connections Act).
  • Marian Wright Edelman 05/01/09
    Child Watch® Column: "The National Day to Prevent Teen Pregnancy"
    After falling for many years, the teen pregnancy rate is again on the rise. According to a report released in March by the National Center for Health Statistics, the teen birth rate increased 5 percent between 2005 and 2007. And a 2007 Centers for Disease Control Youth Risk Behavior Survey reveals that the declines in teenage sexual activity and increases in teenage contraceptive use have come to a standstill.
  • 05/01/09
    Children in the States Factsheets
    These factsheets provide basic stats and rankings regarding poverty, health, hunger, child welfare, early childhood development, education and youth at risk for children in 2008 in each state.
  • Marian Wright Edelman 04/24/09
    Child Watch® Column: "Whatever It Takes"
    Whatever It Takes. That's the title of the recent book by New York Times Magazine editor Paul Tough about Geoffrey Canada, a vice chair of the Children's Defense Fund's board of directors and the visionary creator of the Harlem Children's Zone (HCZ). "Whatever it takes" is Canada's philosophy about serving and saving the thousands of children in the nearly 100-block radius that constitutes the Harlem Children's Zone Project.
  • Marian Wright Edelman 04/17/09
    Child Watch® Column: "National Child Abuse Prevention Month"
    April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month—a good time for us to look at the child abuse and neglect crisis in America. The statistics are shocking: A child is abused or neglected every 40 seconds. During 2007, an estimated 794,000 children were determined to be victims of child abuse or neglect, and almost 3.2 million children were subjects of abuse or neglect investigations.
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