Skip to main content

Social & Emotional Development

A Prayer to the God of All Children: PLEASE Stop Child Terror

August 16, 2019
O God of the children of Mexico, El Salvador, Honduras and Guatemala Of Syria, Nigeria, Liberia, Sudan and South Africa Of Afghanistan, Pakistan, India, Myanmar, Israel, Iran and Iraq Of Libya, Yemen and Ukraine, Nepal and Kashmir, Of the Congo, Charleston and Cleveland, of Darfur and Detroit Of...
Marian Wright Edelman's picture
[IMAGE DESCRIPTION: Logo reading "Health equity action for system transformation, a project of Families USA."]

Preventing, Mitigating Adverse Childhood Experiences

August 14, 2019
As a nation, it is critical to our collective future that we ensure that all children have the opportunity to achieve their full potential. Yet early adversity, toxic stress, and trauma are erecting lifelong barriers for many children, jeopardizing their healthy development, their ability to self-actualize, and their long-term well-being.
Sinsi Hernández-Cancio's picture

Have you, your children or family been affected by youth incarceration? Share your story.

August 8, 2019
Prison's and Jails are NO place for a kid. Still, the United States still incarcerates more young people than any other country. On any given day the U.S. incarcerates nearly 60,000 youth under age 18 in jails and prisons. Even worse is that approximately 250,000 youth are tried, sentenced or...
Beatriz Beckford's picture

Tell Congress and State Governors to END Youth Incarceration NOW!

August 8, 2019
Earlier this year thousands of MomsRising members celebrated a major victory when then Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam granted clemency to Cyntoia Brown, a sex trafficking victim sentenced to life in prison at only 16 years old.[ 1 ] Cyntoia feared for her life. She defended her life.[ 2 ] She was...
Beatriz Beckford's picture

A New Parents' Guide to Using Social Media Safely, Responsibly, and Productively

August 2, 2019
Before baby, you were a Facebooking, Instagramming, texting fool, sharing everything from your perfect pasta dish to your hella-good manicure. Now, looking at your little bundle of joy, you may be wondering: What's OK to share, and what's TMI? What are the easiest tech tools for preserving those...
Caroline Knorr's picture

All New Risers Radio: #HOPEtimists !

July 31, 2019
Have you been looking for mor4e MomsRising in your life? We’ve got another diverse panel of guests for a brand new episode of our Risers Radio show Breaking Through this week. We cover how the power of our stories can change the nation and we address why telling someone to “go back” is so racist...
Amber Dorsey's picture

Dr. Donald Stewart

July 19, 2019
I was devastated by the loss earlier this year of Dr. Donald Stewart. He and his wife Isabel Carter Stewart have been among my dearest, dearest friends. Donald served as president of my alma mater Spelman College from 1976 to 1986, overlapping with my own tenure on Spelman’s Board of Trustees and...
Marian Wright Edelman's picture
Take Action!

Let's STOP the monsters in the Trump administration

July 17, 2019
There are parents across the nation holding their scared children tight right now, children who are terrified of what tomorrow could bring. It’s not an imaginary “monster under the bed” terrifying these kids; it’s the real life monsters created by the Trump Administration that are coming after...
Nina Perez's picture

Realizing a Dream for Our Children

July 12, 2019
Next week, clergy, seminarians, religious educators, community organizers, young adult leaders and other faith-based advocates in the intergenerational, interracial, multi-ethnic, ecumenical community pursuing justice for our nation’s children will come together at the Children’s Defense Fund’s...
Marian Wright Edelman's picture

A Country We Still Have to Create

July 3, 2019
This Fourth of July I am returning to the wise words of my late friend Dr. Vincent Harding, the revered historian, theologian, social justice activist, and visionary who never lost sight of the “beloved community” his friend and colleague Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. believed our nation and world...
Marian Wright Edelman's picture

Pages