Children’s Home Society honors top advocate for children
JoAnna Myers was the guest of honor at a reception celebrating her award as an advocate for children.
Why I’m Advocating for Mothers and Children
My Hepatitis B Story: How an unexpected diagnosis helped fuel my advocacy for moms and children around the globe.
Why I advocate for gifted children
Parents with kids designated “gifted” have a choice to make: When they’re out in public, will they use the word? You’d be amazed at how often I see this theme recur on gifted parenting lists: “Do you tell people your child is gifted?” Of course, parents have no trouble admitting to their children’s other qualities. […]
CASA SHaw marks 10 years of advocating for children
Through advocacy and compassion, the 10-year-old ‘Court-Appointed Special Advocates of Somerset, Hunterdon & Warren Counties’ (CASA SHaW) program helps build a strong foundation for kids in foster care
Hear my voice: Children advocating for the right to learn
In Mali, Back-to-School Child Ambassadors are braving all odds to promote education
TOYIN SARAKI: Why I advocate for women and children
Toyin Saraki, wife of Nigeria's senate president wears many caps; on the global stage, she's a WHO Africa Regional Special Advisor. She is also...
Lurie, Advocate make top children's hospitals list
The two are the only Illinois children's hospitals nationally ranked by U.S. News & World Report this year. But Lurie fell short of the publication's Honor Roll list for the first time since 2012-13.
10 Ways to Help Shy Children Self-Advocate
It can be hard for shy kids to request help or speak up for themselves. Here are 10 ways to help your shy child ease into being a self-advocate.
Lenny McAllister: 'Children's Fund' advocates should focus on choice
The people of Allegheny County care deeply about the next generation. Just look how many locals canvassed for the recent ballot measure to establish an $18 million Children's Fund for pre-K, after-school programs and nutritious meals. I learned about this measure when my son's friend asked me to sign a ...
What can you do to support and advocate for children, families and educators?
02/01/2017 Editor's Note: On February 3, Rhian Evans Allvin sent out a letter to all NAEYC members entitled "Today and Every Day: Using Our Values as Our Guide." The letter, which you can read in full here , asked us to support and advocate for all the children, families and educators in our communities. Here are some ways we can fulfill that charge The earliest years in a child’s life are a crucial time for learning, and right now is a crucial time…
Nationally Recognized Children's Advocate Gives 13 Reasons Why NOT to Attempt Suicide
NY-based, nationally recognized children’s advocate Steve Simpson is working hard to get everyone to recognize September as National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month. Playing off of the popular Netflix show, 13 Reasons Why, Simpson has created 13 reasons why young people should not commit suicide. Check out the following: Everybody I know who thought of suicide were …
Children are falling off the public insurance rolls — here's why advocates are worried
“It’s been a very welcoming climate to insuring children,” said Joan Alker, director of Georgetown's Center for Children and Families. “That welcome mat has been pulled back.”
The 10 most dangerous toys this holiday season
A bow that shoots illuminated arrows its manufacturer says can fly up to 145 feet and the 'Catapencil' -- a pencil with a miniature slingshot-style launcher on its end -- are on an annual list of unsafe toys released Wednesday by a Massachusetts-based consumer watchdog group.
Why Parents of Special Needs Children Should Learn to Become Advocates
Parents of children with Down syndrome and other special needs serve their kids well by becoming community leaders, activists, and advocates.
Experts, advocates flag top tips to keep children safe online
Here's some top tips from experts and advocates from around Australia to help parents navigate new technology to keep children safe online.
An advocate for children teaches kids and parents how to spot abuse
Twenty-five years ago, Norma Rodriguez went to a training session for the Child Assault Prevention Training Center. When she agreed to participate in the session, she didn’t realize that two weeks of learning how to prevent and recognize child abuse would change her life. She didn’t know that intense training would soon become her career.
Tips to keep your children safe from a hidden danger
Family Features Filled with mesmerizing trinkets and gadgets - your home is a new and exciting world for your small child to explore.
What You Need to Know About IDEA 2004: IEPs for Children with Behavior Problems by Pat Howey,...
Pat Howey explains that the IEP Team must review and revise your child's IEP to ensure that he receives appropriate positive behavioral interventions, supports, and other strategies..
Be an advocate for hope: Why and how we must better support vulnerable children and families ·...
The child welfare system in Texas is constantly changing. Federal court rulings and legislation along with findings from state reviews continue to push the Texas Department of Family and Protective...
20 Years of Advocating for LGBTQ Youth in Out-of-Home Care
Change has come for many of these unofficial exceptions of youth services, but full inclusion still eludes far too many.