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Being a Parent Can Be Learned
A study in developmental psychology published in the Journal of Child and Family Studies documents that being a parent can be learned. A How-to Parenting program is designed to help parents know...more



Volunteers Needed for Abused and Neglected Children in Green Bay
CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) is currently seeking volunteer advocates or abused and neglected children in the Green Bay area. CASA volunteer advocates are sometimes referred to as the...more

CASA Helps Foster Children in Marion County
Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) of Marion County is dedicated to helping abused and neglected children have a safe, permanent home. CASA of Marion County calls upon the need for more...more

Access to Clean Water and Soap Improve Growth in Young Children
According to a study in the Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, high quality water and good hygienic practices can lead to improved growth among young kids. The authors say that improving...more

Children Who Overestimate Their Popularity Less Likely to be Bullies
According to a study about "The Bright Side of Positive Perceptual Bias: Children's Estimations of Network Centrality and Aggression," kids who overestimate their popularity are less likely to be...more

Court Appointed Special Advocate Association Seeks to Push Foster Care Alumni toward Success
The Court Appointed Special Advocate Association (CASA) is a volunteer program that enables volunteers to act as advocates or children who are victims of abuse or neglect. CASA aims to identify...more

Child Protective Services Kick Off in Rural Colorado
SafeCare, a program geared for child abuse prevention, intends to deliver child protective services for suspected abuse or neglect in rural Colorado. The program is funded by a budget approved by...more

Youth Shelter Care: Works for Child Welfare Provision and Family Preservation
Youth Shelter Care (YSC), a provider of human services that caters to youth, aims to preserve family units and provide youth shelter and temporary care. YSC is one of 14 remaining shelters in...more

Reuniting Kids and their Families Still No. 1 Goal
Thomas Pristow, director of Children and Family Services (CFS) for the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services, writes about improvement in the state of child welfare in Nebraska. Pristow...more

Risk Factor \"Buffers\"
Risk factors can be low self-esteem, loss, poverty, drug exposure, living in in single-parent households and violent neighborhoods. However, the impact of risk factors can be reduced by protective...more






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The Cleveland Foundation African-American Philanthropy Summit Gathers a Benevolent Crowd


The Cleveland Foundation African-American Philanthropy Summit Gathers a Benevolent Crowd

Hundreds of people flocked to the African-American Philanthropy Summit held by the Cleveland Foundation, integrating a theme entitled “Inspiring 100 Acts of African-American Philanthropy.”




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