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  • Holiday Conversation Guide 11/24/09
    Holiday Discussion Guide
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    A convenient reference to guide your holiday conversations about child health reform.
  • 10/22/09
    Profile of America's Uninsured Children
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    This factsheet provides a statistical breakdown of the uninsured child population in America, including by race/ethnicity, age, income, citizenship and state.
  • 10/01/09
    Cradle to Prison Pipeline® Summary Fact Sheet
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    This summary fact sheet provides basic facts and descriptions about the systems that feed the pipeline to prison and the key steps We must take to speak out against policies that contribute to criminalizing children at younger and younger ages, and fight for policies that help children thrive and put them on track to a productive adulthood.
  • 09/17/09
    Without Improvements Health Reform Could Leave Millions of Children Worse Off
    Health reform is taking shape in a way that could leave millions of children worse–rather than better–off at the same time that insurance companies and drug companies stand to make billions in additional profits. Under the current health proposals, millions of children could face higher costs for health coverage and have fewer benefits. Health care reform is complicated, but ensuring that children have access to the health care they need to grow up healthy is not. This factsheet details the three elements that would make it simple for all children to enroll in affordable and comprehensive health coverage, no matter what type of health care system Congress decides to implement.
  • Protect Children, Not Guns 2009 09/16/09
    Protect Children, Not Guns 2009
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    This report provides key findings on child gun deaths including firearm deaths of children and teens by manner (e.g. homicide, suicide, accident, unknown), state, race/hispanic origin, year and age group. The report also provices various ways we can step up and take action to protect children and teens from gun violence.
  • 09/15/09
    Written Statement on the Hearing on the Implementation of Fostering Connections to Success and Increasing Adoptions Act
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    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
  • 08/19/09
    The Youth PROMISE Act shifts the policy paradigm from ineffective punishment and incarceration to evidence-based prevention and intervention to address juvenile delinquency. The Youth PROMISE Act is a helpful response to the pipeline to prison crisis because it takes major steps to substitute the pipeline to prison with a pipeline to successful adulthood for many of our youths.
  • 08/10/09
    CDF Freedom Schools 2011 Program Description
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    A description of the CDF Freedom Schools program including a fact sheet, bacikground and vision, and how the program supports families and children in crisis
  • 07/31/09
    Q&A that provides information about Kinship Navigator programs and a brief overview of the programs already underway in some states.
  • Youth PROMISE Act testimony video 07/15/09
    CDF President Marian Wright Edelman's Testimony on the Youth PROMISE Act
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    CDF President Marian Wright Edelman written testimony for a hearing on the Youth PROMISE Act before the Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism and Homeland Security of the House Committee on the Judiciary on July 15, 2009.
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