Pages tagged "Child Abuse & Neglect"
U.S. Senator Blanche Lincoln (D-Ark.) today was honored as a Champion for Children at a Children's Budget Summit hosted by the bipartisan children's advocacy organization First Focus.
"Children are our most precious blessings, and throughout my public service I've been proud to fight for federal resources and measures to ensure their health, safety, and well being," Senator Lincoln said. "I am proud to advocate for improved nutrition, access to quality education and health care, and safe and loving homes for our children, and I thank First Focus and Arkansas Advocates for Children and Families for sharing this commitment...
The First Focus Campaign for Children collaborated with messaging expert Dr. Drew Westen, to identify messages that effectively communicate the needs of America’s children in a way that will resonate with policymakers, media, and the public. This PowerPoint presentation outlines the results from our research and provides examples of effective messages.
One in seven American children has an unemployed parent as a result of the current recession, known by many as the "Great Recession." These 10.5 million children are more likely to experience homelessness, suffer from child abuse, fail to complete high school or college, and live in poverty as adults than other children.
The economy is technically emerging from the recession and is likely to recover in the coming years. However, the same may not be the case for our children without a concerted effort to address their needs and provide them with every opportunity to work hard and attain the American Dream. This brief analyzes the number of children and youth who are impacted by the recession, examines the consequences, and recommends policy solutions.