Nominations Open for Stepping Up for Kids Awards – Recognizing Outstanding Service to Children in Foster and Adoptive Care

Do you know a family or a staff person who has made an outstanding difference for children in foster, adoptive or kinship care? Help give them the recognition they deserve by nominating them for the 2016 Stepping Up for Kids Award from St. Louis Family & Community Partnership. Awards will be presented at the Stepping Up for Kids Awards Luncheon on […]

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Closing the School-to-Prison Pipeline: Increasing Racial Equity and Reducing Suspensions in the Schools

The United States has the highest rate of incarceration of any country, and the racial disparities in our prison system are alarming. The Sentencing Project reports that African American males are 6 times as likely to be imprisoned as white males.  If current trends continue, one every 3 African American males born today can expect to spend time in prison, […]

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New poll reveals majority of adults want next president, Congress to make greater investments in America’s children

The national Children’s Leadership Council has announced results of an online poll showing that a majority of adults want the next president and Congress to make greater investments in children. The results were presented in a June 28 webinar; a group joined at Vision for Children at Risk for local viewing and discussion. Highlights of the poll: 63% of adults […]

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June 28 Webinar: “Children’s Issues Are Voters’ Issues”

Join Vision for Children at Risk and the Missouri Children’s Leadership Council on June 28 at the VCR office for this important webinar presented by the National Children’s Leadership Council. When: Tuesday, June 28 from 11:50 AM – 1:30 PM Where: Vision for Children at Risk, 2401 N. Grand Blvd., 63106 At this webinar, the National Children’s Leadership Council will […]

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WU Study: Psychiatric help for families prevents continuing child abuse, neglect

When psychiatric support is provided to families where children have been reported as abused and neglected, children have better-than-expected outcomes, according to research from Washington University School of Medicine. The findings, published in the June issue of The American Journal of Psychiatry, are from a five-year-old program providing psychiatric help and educational support for children and families whose cases ended […]

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