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Will more funding help California's foster kids?

Child Welfare
by Emily Scheie
Posted 7/16/14, 11:26 am

In an interview posted on YouTube by Courageous Connection, a California nonprofit organization for foster youth, Anthony talks about his five placements, three schools, and four years in foster care. Many foster children come from homes marked by neglect and abuse, and many move from house to house with no place to truly call home.

“I was just getting drug around like a piece of paper… just a blank piece of paper basically,” Anthony says in the video.

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NYC subway platform not a safe haven for abandoned baby

Child Welfare
by Allie Hulcher
Posted 7/09/14, 10:47 am

This week, a 20-year-old woman stepped off a New York City subway, left a stroller holding her 10-month-old daughter on the platform, and rode off on the subway. When authorities tracked the mother down, she told them she is homeless.

“She felt she couldn't take care of the baby and thought she was leaving her in a safe public space,” said Stephen Davis, spokesman for the New York Police Department.

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Efforts to stamp out child labor have opposite effect

Child Welfare
by Kiley Crossland
Posted 11/27/13, 08:00 am

Banning child labor in developing countries may increase the number of child laborers, especially in poor families, according to a National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER) paper published last month. Three economists from the University of California, San Diego, the University of Toronto, and Michigan State University contributed to the report. 

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