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About Kids Have Rights

We advocate and support initiatives for children and caregivers to ensure a safe and nurturing childhood to those at-risk, abandoned, involved with the Foster Care or Dependency Systems or otherwise endangered or threatened.

Granderparents

Usually grandparents get to be softies with their grandkids, but this video tells the real story of a brave couple who is raising their granddaughter as their own. In doing so, they rediscovered that parenting takes both softness and strength. … Continue reading

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Grandparents Raising Grandchildren

Reposting a  Sun-Sentinel article from a few years ago – even more sobering today, as the numbers have continued to climb for both Kinship Care and Relative Care! New Census Bureau figures show the number of South Florida grandparents raising their grandchildren skyrocketed … Continue reading

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Florida Child Welfare Bills Near Approval

Via news.wsfu.org : After a spate of child deaths in Florida, the Department of Children and Families is doubling down on child welfare reforms. Now state lawmakers are poised to pass a suite of bills to bolster that effort. Reforms are … Continue reading

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Sobering information, courtesy of the Robert Wood Johnson Founation

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Florida’s Children First Awards

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Infographic: Why Recurring Gifts Matter

Fundraising tip: Network for Good offers an easy way for nonprofits to offer a monthly giving program that makes it a snap for donors to set up a recurring donation. Why do recurring gifts matter? They analyzed $106M in donations from 2013 to understand … Continue reading

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US Census Bureau Facts & Figures: “Grandparents As Caregivers” Links

A brief sample of information and links on the US Census Bureau’s Grandparent statistics page. Find much more here. 7 million The number of grandparents whose grandchildren under the age of 18 were living with them in 2011. Source: U.S. Census Bureau, … Continue reading

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Grandparents Step Up, Save Families

Strong coverage by CNN  as part of their “Hero” profiles: André de Toledo, who’s daughter Nikki de Toledo, after years of struggling with depression, killed herself with a prescription drug overdose when she was 27. Nikki didn’t leave a suicide note, but she … Continue reading

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CNN Reports: Number Of Grandparents Raising Grandkids Skyrockets

CNN, citing recent statistics from the U.S. Census Bureau,  reports that in the past two decades, the number of children living with a grandparent has risen 64%. The figures, taken from the latest household relationship module of the Survey of Income … Continue reading

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More Child Left Behind…

Pathetic and scary information via the Washington Post Local website blog: a list of the  forty-three education programs — including those that promote literacy, teacher development and dropout prevention — that have have been targeted for elimination in a Republican-sponsored bill in … Continue reading

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