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  • State of America's Children 2008 Report 12/23/08
    State of America's Children 2008® 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.
  • State of America's Children 2008 Report 12/23/08
    State of America's Children® Report - Moments and Each Day in America for Children
    CDF's State of America's Children 2008 report is a compilation of national and state-by-state data on poverty, health, child welfare, youth at risk, early childhood development, education, nutrition and housing. This section of the report contains data on what happens to children every second, minute, hour, and each day in America.
  • Marian Wright Edelman 11/21/08
    Child Watch® Column: "A Time for Thanksgiving"
    "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...."
  • Marian Wright Edelman 11/14/08
    Child Watch® Column: "Is the U.S. Living Its Creed and Preparing for the Future?"
    "At this transformative moment in American life with the election of Senator Barack Obama as our first African American and 44th President of the United States of America, we citizens must now roll up our sleeves and help translate this new presidency into a transformation of America's investment priorities and values—real change...."
  • Marian Wright Edelman 10/17/08
    Child Watch® Column: "Eternity Isn't Forever"
    "Eternity means forever. Perhaps a mother who names her child Eternity hopes it will be a talisman to ward off the dangers that stalk poor and crime-ridden neighborhoods. Sadly, with the gun violence that is so pervasive in many of our communities, too many parents live with a paralyzing fear that their children may not be safe from those dangers...."
  • 10/14/08
    Fostering Connections to Success and Increasing Adoptions Act Offers Help to Children Raised by Relatives
    A brief summary of the Fostering Connections to Success and Increasing Adoptions Act (H.R. 6893/P.L. 110-351) and how it offers help to children in kinship families.
  • 10/14/08
    Fostering Connections to Success and Increasing Adoptions Act -Detailed Summary
    A detailed summary of the provisions in the Fostering Connections to Success and Increasing Adoptions Act (H.R. 6893/P.L. 110-351).
  • Marian Wright Edelman 10/10/08
    Child Watch® Column: "Teen Pregnancy in America Today"
    "Vice-presidential candidate Governor Sarah Palin's announcement that her 17-year-old daughter is pregnant has sparked a new conversation about teenage pregnancy in America. This renewed focus on teen pregnancy is an opportunity for us all to commit to giving young people our support rather than stigmatizing and judging them...."
  • Marian Wright Edelman 10/07/08
    Child Watch® Column: "Judging the Candidates on Their Records"
    "During nearly two years of presidential campaigning, the candidates have made claims and promises on how they would perform if they are elected to the White House. Some of the criteria we might use to judge a candidate's fitness and temperament for leadership are difficult to quantify..."
  • 10/07/08
    Marian Wright Edelman's La Columna Child Watch®: "Evaluando a los candidatos por su gestión legislativa"
    En poco menos de dos a??os de campa??a electoral presidencial, los candidatos han asegurado y prometido mucho sobre c??mo gobernar??n si son elegidos para ocupar la Casa Blanca. Algunos de los criterios que podr??amos usar para evaluar sus calificaciones y temperamento como l??der son dif??ciles de cuantificar.
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