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  • 01/22/09
    Fostering Connections to Success and Increasing Adoptions Act Summary
    A brief summary of the Fostering Connections to Success and Increasing Adoptions Act (H.R. 6893/P.L. 110-351) and how it will improve the lives of children and youths in foster care.
  • Marian Wright Edelman 01/02/09
    Child Watch® Column: "All Parents Can Use Support"
    "Parenting offers the most wonderful and daunting challenges in the world. Parents are their children's most important teachers and mentors, and they bear primary responsibility for nurturing their sons and daughters while keeping them safe."
  • Marian Wright Edelman 12/26/08
    Child Watch® Column: "CDF's 35th Anniversary: Looking Back, Looking Forward"
    "As we all look to a new year and pause to remember the highlights of the last one, the Children's Defense Fund (CDF) is reflecting on a major milestone: 2008 marked our 35th anniversary. In October, we celebrated with a special event at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C."
  • State of America's Children 2008 Report 12/23/08
    State of America's Children 2008® Report - Child Welfare
    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 child abuse and neglect, foster care, kinship care, and adoptions.
  • 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.
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