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Distracted Nation: Keep Your Eyes on the Kids

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For three weeks now, the news has been focused on the government shutdown/showdown. It has been all-consuming. There have been debates, accusations, finger-pointing, blaming, and from many Americans, disgust. Now that the shutdown is over with a budget in place … Continue reading

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‘Crack Babies’ and Poverty: Finding the Right Target

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The inspiration for this post is the headline of a recently published article: “‘Crack baby’ study ends with unexpected but clear result.” Having worked in child welfare long enough to remember and have first-hand experience with the so-called ‘crack babies’, … Continue reading

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Top 10 Ways To Address Poverty

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In my previous blog post, an article titled, “‘Crack baby’ study ends with unexpected but clear result“, was shared. The results of a 25 year study of ‘crack babies’ found that outcomes were influenced more by poverty than they were … Continue reading

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Giving Thanks For Family

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Today is Thanksgiving Day in the US, a day millions spend with family and enjoy turkey, stuffing, and pumpkin pie. For kids, it’s a day off from school and an opportunity to see cousins, aunts and uncles, grandparents, and other … Continue reading

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