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Social & Emotional Development

How Trump’s immigration policies are harming children and future generations

July 31, 2018
Since its beginning, the Trump Administration has attacked immigrant communities with a range of misguided proposals and executive orders that undermine civil rights and terrify families. These efforts are having devastating effects—right now and potentially long term—on the health and wellbeing of our nation’s youngest residents. Now, the White House is considering another deeply damaging policy. Draft changes to the “public charge” rule would put immigration status at risk if immigrant families seek access to programs that support health, nutrition, and economic stability. Through The Protecting Immigrant Families, Advancing Our Future campaign, the Center for Law and Social Policy (CLASP) and the National Immigration Law Center (NILC) are working with advocates across the country to fight back. Learn more and join us at https://bit.ly/PIFresources .
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A Call for Schools to Teach the Whole Student

July 31, 2018
What do our children need to succeed in school? Sure, our kids need to learn arithmetic, to read and to write. But their success in school and in life will depend on other skills, such as problem solving, teamwork, and how to regulate their emotions. These skills are essential, yet we often forget...
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How to Help Tweens and Teens Create a Social Media Feed That Feeds Their Soul

July 24, 2018
You know that girl from TV -- the one whose Instagram always looks perfect even with #nofilter? Or what about that amazing singer on musical.ly whom you can’t believe is only 14? And then there's that kid whose Snapchat stories of Coachella got 500 views. Your kids may be following people like this...
Caroline Knorr's picture

How to Talk to Kids About Violence, Crime, and War

July 11, 2018
Mass shootings. Nuclear weapons. A robbery at your local corner store. Where do you start when you have to explain this stuff to your kids? Today, issues involving violence, crime, and war -- whether they're in popular shows, video games, books, or news coverage -- reach even the youngest kids. And...
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3 Things You Should Know About Your Teen

June 8, 2018
Last month, we held our first Moms Of Teens event and boy was it eye opening! The panel was amazing and parents walked away with information and ideas they could take away and apply at home. Following are three points coordinator, Hellen Nurse wants to share with you. Teens don't need you to...
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Senator Robert Kennedy

June 8, 2018
On the night Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was killed, Senator Robert F. Kennedy, who had announced his decision to run for president, was campaigning in Indiana when the news came of Dr. King’s assassination. He movingly shared the terrible news with the waiting crowd of mostly Black people, urging...
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How to Raise a Happy Kid in Today's Digital World

June 7, 2018
Happiness is a warm puppy. If you're happy and you know it, clap your hands. Don't worry, be happy! Rules for how to live happily are nothing new. But lately, our well-being -- and that of our kids -- seems to be in free fall. Depression , anxiety , and even youth suicide rates are increasing, as...
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Help Us Keep Dr. King’s Promise

May 18, 2018
In a few weeks . . . we are coming to Washington in a Poor People’s Campaign. Yes, we are going to bring the tired, the poor, the huddled masses. We are going to bring those who have known long years of hurt and neglect. We are going to bring those who have come to feel that life is a long and...
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Tune in to this week's #RisersRadio Show: #LiftingOurNation

May 14, 2018
On the radio show this week we cover how people are getting information and what it means to have changing mediums; the new #KeepMarching book; what’s going on in immigration policy and how you can help; the latest on protecting kids electronic data and a report from the USOW; and why decreasing...
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"Mama! Where Are You?" Helping Families Stay Together & Survive

May 11, 2018
How many children will call out, "Mama! Where are you?", after announcements that children, even those as young as a year old, will be separated from undocumented families arriving at the border.
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