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Peace And Love Movement Brings Awareness to Foster Care Normalcy Law

Travis Lloyd 2014/11/21

In 2013, Florida lawmakers chose to implement the Normalcy Act; a law that requires their state government to allow foster parents to have the right to make decisions about allowing foster children to do simple things such as attend school outings and participate in sports. In this article, the Florida Department of Children and Families… Continue Reading »

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Growing Number of Homeless Children is Shameful

Dr. Charles Lewis, Jr. 2014/11/19

A troubling new report released recently by the National Center on Family Homelessness at the American Institutes for Research documents the growing distress among the nation’s children. More children are sliding further into poverty and experiencing homelessness. Using data from the Department of Education and the Census Department—researchers led by Ellen Bassuk found that one… Continue Reading »

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Innovation Tool: Modified Power Wheels Cars for Toddlers with Disabilities

Vilissa Thompson 2014/11/19

  For our youngest disabled children, assistive devices that would allow them to gain independence by moving freely in their homes is a considerable and serious gap that exists for them.  University of Delaware and Fisher-Price aim to change that by offering affordable, adapted Power Wheels Cars for our kids who cannot afford to be… Continue Reading »

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Site Launches to Help Millions of Abuse Victims Find Help Faster

Social Work Helper 2014/11/19

Online you’ll find plenty of information about domestic violence. That’s not a problem. What is a challenge is trying to find the right help quickly and easily. Search results often reveal disparate shelter sites, help blogs, opportunistic ad-driven sites with outdated data, and paid placements by attorneys. The new website domesticshelters.org is changing this reality by providing… Continue Reading »

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Recovering Into a Different Normal

Julia Cardoso 2014/11/18

Many would describe normal as confirming to a standard, the usual, typical, or what’s expected, but those with mental illness have a different approach to normality. My recent conversation with the resilient Eleanore taught me that normality isn’t always has society defines it. As a unique child who kept her head in books, Eleanore learned… Continue Reading »

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