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New Study Shows Long-Term Benefits of Emergency Safe Spaces for Children
A new Columbia University and World Vision research finds that spaces created to keep children safe after an emergency or conflict can help them cope from trauma. World Vision's Director of...more



Homeless Teens in Houston: Hard to Count
Houston, in an effort to improve its human services, was in a federal pilot program testing a myriad of ways to count homeless young adults. However, it seems that homeless teens are hard to...more

New Studies Show How Parents Can Teach their Kids to be Safer
A team of researchers at the University of Iowa examined a new study how children tackle various real-life scenarios, and how parents can help them assess possible dangers. The findings conclude...more

Durham Entrepreneur Uses Social Media to Get Kids Active
Coleman Greene, a Durham entrepreneur and creator of Sqord, has collaborated with Premera Blue Cross to keep kids active by using social media. The Sqord is a funny word that children made up,...more

HHS Announces Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting Expansion
The US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Kathleen Sebelius announced $69.7 million grants to 13 states to expand Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting (MIECHV)...more

5K Marathon Raises Funds For Kids, Firefighters, Economic Development
The Silvis Home Run 5K marathon, part of the Silvis, Illinois' Family Day, which continued into the night with the 13th Annual Moonlight Festival, has successfully garnered funds to help kids,...more

CLASP: Infant and Toddler Child Care Policies
CLASP's recent publication, "Better for Babies: A Study of State Infant and Toddler Child Care Policies," shows data from a recent state survey of child care subsidy, licensing, and quality...more

Getting Children Make a Choice Increases Sharing Attitudes
In a research published in Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for Psychological Science, getting children to make a choice in sharing their own toys make them share more in the...more

Child Abuse, Neglect in U.S. Drop for the Sixth Year
According to the Department of Health and Human Services officials, the number of U.S. child abuse and neglect victims dropped for the sixth consecutive year in 2012. A report also indicates that...more






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Social Business Project Empowers and Benefits Women in Africa and America

Social Business Project Empowers and Benefits Women in Africa and America
Brittany Merrill Underwood, who took up a teaching position in rural Uganda, has made it her...



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