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Category Archives: Information
Effects of Domestic Violence on Children
Via the Florida Children’s Campaign weekly Newsletter, linking to an article that originally appeared in the Florida Times-Union, the full version of which can be found here. Thanks! Children who witness violent and abusive behavior in their homes are the … Continue reading
Women’s Law Center Conference Call on Child Care Assistance
Interested in learning more about the most recent developments in state child care assistance programs? Looking for information about what the future holds for families needing help with their child care costs and the providers in their communities? Join The … Continue reading
A Symposium on Gay Adoption in Florida
Great opportunity for all concerned citizens to participate, because it appears that Florida has finally been dragged into the 21st Century, and “The Best Interests of the Child” standard that has been the norm for decades in divorce and typical … Continue reading
Kids Deserve Nutritious Food!
via Florida Impact on Twitter: All Children deserve access to nutritious food! Pass H.R. 5504. NO cuts to SNAP (formerly known as “Food Stamps”). Sign the Florida Paper Plate Campaign here.
Report Shows Foster Children Struggle To Learn
USA Today recently reported research findings confirming that bouncing from home to home exacts a significant toll on a child’s ability to learn. The study, conducted by researchers at the University of California at Berkeley, shows that foster children consistently … Continue reading
Protect Profits, Not Kids – FL Insurers Stop Writing “Child-Only” Policies
As reported by The Palm Beach Post: Most of Florida’s major health insurers have stopped writing new “child-only” insurance policies, and some of them pulled out of the market just days before new federal health-care provisions required insurers to provide full coverage … Continue reading
Poverty Hinders Education (Duh?)
Restating the obvious? Whatever, let’s take nothing away from the Fort Meyers News-Press, who has an excellent multimedia presentation about poverty and challenges in Southwest Florida. Check out the story and features here.
Florida Is In The Top 3 Nationwide For Kids Without Health Insurance
The Orlando Business Journal reports that Florida is one of the top three states in the U.S. for uninsured children who are eligible for coverage under Medicaid or the Children’s Health Insurance Program, known as CHIP, according to a report published … Continue reading
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Florida Has Received Over $5.7 Million In Federal $’s For Increasing Foster Care Adoptions
Florida has received more than $5.7 million in Federal $’s for increasing foster care kid adoptions, despite a drop in the past year. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services said Wednesday that Florida was one of 39 states … Continue reading
Children’s Movement “Milk Party” Tour Comes To Broward
As we posted earlier, the Children’s Movement of Florida is a recently-formed nonpartisan group, based in Tallahassee, that is dedicated to improving the lives of all kids in Florida. They’ve adopted the “Milk Party” moniker, and are presently traveling throughout the state … Continue reading