Improve Federal Supports for Foster Parents

The Chronicle of Social Change is highlighting each of the policy recommendations made this summer by the participants of the Foster Youth Internship Program (FYI), a group of 10 former foster youths who have completed congressional internships. The program is...

Child abuse prevention efforts ramp up in April

Lake County Chief Judge Jorge Ortiz speaks at the kick-off event Monday for the fourth annual Lake County Blue Kids child abuse awareness campaign. (By Jim Newton / Lake County News-Sun) Along with the early flowers, Blue Kids signs will soon be popping up around Lake...

Cardinal Theodore McCarrick Resigns Amid Sexual Abuse Scandal

By Elisabetta Povoledo and Sharon Otterman  July 28, 2018     ROME — Pope Francis has accepted the resignation of Cardinal Theodore E. McCarrick, the former archbishop of Washington, from the College of Cardinals, ordering him to a “life of prayer and penance” after...

A huge win’: New Zealand brings in paid domestic violence leave

Author Eleanor Ainge Roy New Zealand has passed legislation granting victims of domestic violence 10 days paid leave to allow them to leave their partners, find new homes and protect themselves and their children. MPs clapped and cheered as bill passed on Wednesday...

Motherhood in the Age of Fear

By Kim Brooks   July 27, 2018   CHICAGO — I was on my way home from dropping my kids off at preschool when a police officer called to ask if I was aware there was an outstanding warrant for my arrest. “No, no,” I told him. “I didn’t know that.” I needed to call my...

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