Children & Youth Services News

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Debunking Common Homeless Youth Myths
Father Chris Riley, CEO and founder at Youth Off The Streets, breaks down core myths about homeless youth. Marking Youth Homelessness Matters Day on April 9, Riley asserts that breaking down...more



Teaching Kids about Homelessness in a Meaningful Way
Lisa Doyle, communications and donor relations manager for Bridge Communities, shares how Bridge saw the need to educate school-aged children about poverty and homelessness. At Bridge, kids get...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

Federal TANF Funds for Child Care Reaches Lowest Point
The decline in TANF spending used for child care has reached its lowest level in since 1998. A number of families have been affected by the sudden drop in federal TANF funds, which left them...more

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

Study Finds a Large, Educated Workforce
A child care workforce study finds a larger, more educated workforce, with more than half of center-based caregivers have an associate's or bachelor's degree, nearly a third reported a BA or...more

Merging Child Care and Rural Economic Development
Communities in greater Minnesota are connecting job creation and economic development with child care. Greater Than Minnesota, a partnership between First Children's Finance and the six Minnesota...more

Mayor Bill de Blasio Pulls Out Homeless Children from Notorious City-run Shelters
Following the landmark five-part series on the plight of 12-year old Dasani Coates and her family, Mayor Bill de Blasio and his administration swiftly took action by removing homeless kids in two...more

Southern New Mexico Big Brothers, Big Sisters Seek Volunteer mentors
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Southwestern New Mexico is currently seeking new volunteer mentors for their "Just ONE" campaign after it added more children to the program. Those interested in...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






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Amazing Social Entrepreneurs Receive Oxford MBA Program Scholarships

Amazing Social Entrepreneurs Receive Oxford MBA Program Scholarships
The Skoll Centre for Social Entrepreneurship at Saïd Business School is celebrating ten years of...



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