childrens-issues

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Pinwheels are a reminder of the work ahead of us during Child Abuse Prevention Month | Opinion

BY: - April 15, 2022

Protecting our children from abuse is a collective responsibility. We have to remember it every day.

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Surprise – your kids may be nervous about ditching the mask | Opinion

BY: - March 4, 2022

Emphasizing and modeling empathy and respect for others can go a long way toward helping kids feel less anxious.

This W.Pa diaper bank needs your help | Helping the Helpers

BY: - December 9, 2021

'Diapers have gone up 14%,' an official said. 'They're hard to afford.'

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Transgender and gender diverse teens: How to talk to and support them | Analysis

BY: - November 14, 2021

Transgender youth have been around long before the word transgender has. Yet today, transgender teens are increasingly visible in society.

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Report: Federal spending on children rose to 4-year high in 2021 | Friday Morning Coffee

BY: - November 12, 2021

The share of federal spending on children rose to 11.2 percent in 2021, a 3.5 percent increase over 2020, a new report concludes.

‘I just started screaming’: Philly’s gun violence leaves children with lasting wounds | Analysis

BY: - August 22, 2021

The number of children aged 18 and younger who were shot increased by 65 percent to 196 in 2020, data shows.

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Childcare, immigration, schools and more: 6 ways the Biden Budget helps American children | Monday Morning Coffee

BY: - June 7, 2021

The White House's budget plan includes $5 trillion in new spending. Here's how America's kids would benefit, according to one analysis.

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Report: Ranks of Pa.’s uninsured children grew between 2016-19 | Tuesday Morning Coffee

BY: - October 13, 2020

Gains in reducing the rate of uninsured children have been wiped out over the last three years, a new study concludes.

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LGBTQ groups enter SCOTUS fight between Philly, Catholic charity over foster services | Friday Morning Coffee

BY: - August 21, 2020

"Everyone deserves a loving and safe home, but allowing for discrimination will cause significant harm," one activist said.

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The U.S. now spends more on its debt than programs for kids: report | Thursday Morning Coffee

BY: - September 12, 2019

Treating our children as an afterthought has resulted in one of the highest child poverty rates in the developed world,' a new report concludes.