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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



#OneExtraGift to Help Children in Need
The One Extra Gift campaign, initiated by Ontario resident Tom Wilson, challenges Richland County residents to buy one extra gift to donate to a child in need this holiday season. In a video on...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

Bound for Success Kids Make Sweet Treats
Recently, Bound for Success kids learned how to churn ice cream and make crispy treats, which affords them a fun break from the usual shelter food. The kids got to customize their sweet treats by...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

Technology, Teen Dating Violence and Abuse, Bullying
In Urban Institute's July 2013 final report about the types of violence and abuse experiences youth have via technology, more than a quarter of youth in a relationship said they experienced some...more

Children Should Be Protected from Firearm Violence
A study presented at the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) National Conference and Exhibition in Orlando documents differences in the types of injuries and how children are hospitalized based on...more

Advocates for Homeless Youth Lobbies for Better Housing
Youth homeless supporters in Connecticut claimed that there is a need for better housing to safely house young people in crisis. According to a report, Invisible No More, released by the homeless...more

 Supplemental Program Offers Services to Women, Infants and Children
The Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC) presents additional and supportive healthful provisions, nutrition education, and recommendations to other health,...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






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Social Inc. TV Show Matches Social Entrepreneurs With Successful CEOs

Social Inc. TV Show Matches Social Entrepreneurs With Successful CEOs
A Singaporean program called “Social Inc.” features new rising social enterprises each episode and couples...



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