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Parent-empowerment Group Rise Names New Leadership Duo
Rise, a New York City-based group dedicated to giving a voice to and empowering parents involved in the child welfare system, has named two co-leaders who will take the helm in July when founder Nora McCarthy formally steps down.
Missouri House Votes to Boost Support for Children, Youth by $76 Million
Unless the Missouri state Senate balks, families that adopt children, foster them or care for relatives’ children will have more money from the state, come July 1, to help make ends meet.
Moving Child Welfare from A Reaction to A Response
One benefit of an extended career in child welfare settings is that you begin to understand the concept of capacity. I’m not offering this as sage advice or cynical wisdom, nor as a pup social worker who is naïve and imagines that every family and every system can be set on the right track.
Study: Economic Hardship, Family Conflict Linked to Lifelong Difficulties
A large study of European residents, one of the first to look at the effects of growing up amid financial strain, family conflict – or both – links those kinds of childhood adversities to a wide range of social and health difficulties in adulthood.
Study of Twins Shows Harsh Parental Discipline Tied to More Misbehavior
In a study of twins aimed at teasing out answers to an aspect of the classic nature-versus-nurture debate, researchers have found that the child who was more harshly disciplined than the sibling twin was more likely to develop more behavior problems.
Alumni Summit Part of Growth Plan for Single Mothers Program
Following Influx of Federal Aid, New York Poised to Avoid Cuts to Children’s Services
With the recent federal stimulus sending a historic $12.6 billion in aid to New York, Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) is signaling that he will not push forward with previously proposed budget cuts.
New York Lawmakers Mount Last-Minute Effort to Permanently Expand State Child Tax Credit
New York City’s Mistaken Child Welfare Priorities
Once again, New York City is reeling from the murder of a child. The circumstances around the killing of 10-year-old Ayden Wolfe are eerily familiar – a vulnerable mother, a new partner with a history of violence and the loss of an innocent child.
Boy Picks Tulip, Gets Arrested: A Tale As Old As Time
Most people probably would agree that raising a child to respect others’ property is important and that a kid who doesn’t do so should be corrected.
Reasonable people might disagree over what the appropriate sanction should be, but certainly, everyone can agree that a child’s maturity level and the nature of the misbehavior should be critical factors.