Children's Rights
Children's Rights
yesterday at 18:52. Facebook
By age 19, less than 60% of foster teens have finished high school. We know that has to change. Are you ready for Monroe Martin III to school you on foster youth and education? Stay tuned for 5/1! #FosterMyEducation #FosterTruth
By age 19 less than 60 of foster teens have finished high
Paloma Capanna
Children's Rights
Children's Rights
04/25/2017 at 18:58. Facebook
Huge thanks to The Real Swizzz and FosterClub for bringing some of our young leaders together to raise awareness of how foster care can affect education. — See more on May 1! #FosterMyEducation
Huge thanks to The Real Swizzz and FosterClub for bringing some of
Children's Rights
Children's Rights
04/24/2017 at 18:49. Facebook
Our groundbreaking study with Lambda Legal and the Center for the Study of Social Policy spotlights the need for drastic reform and improved treatment of LGBTQ+ and TNGC youth within America's out-of-home care systems. [ Bit.ly Link ]
Our groundbreaking study with Lambda Legal and the Center for the Study
Nawal Traish
Children's Rights
Children's Rights
04/21/2017 at 00:49. Facebook
It's meant to be a waiting area for young children whose families are being investigated for abuse or neglect--but one administrator says she has seen kids stay at Point of Entry as long as a month, without being enrolled in school. The Texas Tribune reports.
Its meant to be a waiting area for young children whose families

For troubled foster kids in Houston, sleeping in offices is "rock bottom"

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Carolyne Sramek
Emilie Blattman Costello
Brandi Robertson
A new study released by Covenant House shows 1 in 5 homeless youth are trafficking victims.

The key to ending trafficking of young people, the study suggests, is to eradicate youth homelessness first. #endtrafficking
A new study released by Covenant House shows 1 in 5 homeless

Homeless Youth at High Risk of Human Trafficking

kristof.blogs.nytimes.com
Lisa Marie
Muammer Cetingok
Rachel Bough
Stay tuned! Join CR & foster alum this May as we share what it’s like to attain an education in and after foster care. #FosteringTheFuture #FosterMyEducation #FosterClub FosterClub
Stay tuned Join CR foster alum this May as we share what
Too often, when children enter foster care, they face the added trauma of being split up from their brothers and sisters and placed in different homes.

This was the case for Fostering the Future blogger Joseph Bakhit, who, like many other foster youth, was separated from his brother. Through no fault of their own, the two found themselves on completely different life paths, and struggled to...
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Too often when children enter foster care they face the added trauma

Surviving Foster Care: 2 Brothers, 2 Different Paths

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Anastasia Medrano
Anastasia Medrano
CR applauds the decision to remove 16-and 17-year-old offenders from Rikers Island. Children do not belong in adult prisons. #RaisetheAgeNY!
CR applauds the decision to remove 16and 17yearold offenders from Rikers Island

Rikers Island needs to remove youthful offenders in 2018

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Kelvin Carroll
Barbara Drosnin
April is #ChildAbusePreventionMonth. Let’s all do our part - like and share to help raise awareness. #TrueFactTuesday

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April is ChildAbusePreventionMonth Lets all do our part like and share to
Paula Testa
Jeanette Lang
According to a new report released today, Tennessee – a state that was routinely harming the children it had promised to protect in its care – has hit a massive milestone in overhauling its foster care system. The report shows that the state has sustained its performance on more than 140 mandated benchmarks including lowering social worker caseloads, ensuring children are regularly visiting...
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According to a new report released today Tennessee a state that was

Tennessee’s Department of Children’s Services (DCS) Nears Exit from Federal Court Oversight - Children's Rights

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Ramona Morgan Gebert
Lisa Ray
Amid social media’s outcry over the #missingdcgirls, and whether their cases are being investigated, comes a new report from The Chronicle of Social Change. Just under 10 percent of the girls who went missing in 2016 had been in #fostercare, but they account for the majority of the girls who haven’t been found. As of last week, the city reported 18 open cases of missing youth, 16 of whom had...
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Amid social medias outcry over the missingdcgirls and whether their cases are

The Foster Care Aspect of the D.C. Missing Girls Story

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Danielle Pollack
Deb Felio
NYers, it's not too late--speak up TODAY! 16 and 17-year-olds are still kids. Children's Rights says #RaisetheAgeNY! [ Bit.ly Link ]
NYers its not too latespeak up TODAY 16 and 17yearolds are still
Sandy Valentine-Seeberger
Jenn A Welch
Campbell Amy Brown
Today, on Transgender Day of Visibility, CR is proud to be advocating on behalf of transgender youth. Now more than ever, transgender and gender non-conforming children need our support. We see you, we stand with you, and we’re fighting for you. #transvisibility #protecttranskids
Today on Transgender Day of Visibility CR is proud to be advocating
Following today’s announcement that Rikers Island will close within 10 years, Children’s Rights applauded “the decision to shut down this notorious institution of criminal injustice."
Following todays announcement that Rikers Island will close within 10 years Childrens

Statement From Children's Rights on the Decision to Close Rikers Island - Children's Rights

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As #WomensHistoryMonth comes to a close, we pay homage to a woman whose legacy of fighting on behalf of vulnerable children inspires us day in and day out. Thank you, Marian Wright Edelman!
As WomensHistoryMonth comes to a close we pay homage to a woman
Stephen Dixon
Watch live! Children's Rights is talking about race, exploitation, and #missinggirls with our friends at #RedSandProject, Girls Are Not For Sale, Sanctuary for Families, and Latham Thomas - MAMA GLOW
Today we tip our hat to someone who knows about beating the odds. To all the young women who may be struggling: Never give up. Believe in yourself. Be passionate. Work hard. It’s never too late! #WomensHistoryMonth
Tanyea Welker
Marie Feliciano
Wanda Somrajit
Rep. Bobby Scott of Virginia discusses the dangerous impact of repealing the #ACA and severely cutting Medicaid: “These changes would undermine the health of our nation’s children and students. The consequences of these attacks will be far-reaching, jeopardizing not only the health of children, but also their potential. Make no mistake – these attacks could threaten children’s ability to...
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Rep Bobby Scott of Virginia discusses the dangerous impact of repealing the

Cuts To Medicaid Will Hurt Our Children And Schools

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Nancy Pryor
Ramona Morgan Gebert
Mary Roebuck
Two best friends made history in Canada by becoming the first two women in a non-romantic relationship to become legally recognized as parents. The two are jointly caring for Natasha's son, Elaan, who suffers from a brain disability.

Watch the video and join the conversation.
Sherry OBannon
Aletha Perry
Sherry Wilson