Childcare

The child abuse scandal of the British children sent abroad – BBC News

Posted: Sunday, February 26, 2017

Image caption Buildings at Bindoon were constructed by migrant children For several decades, the UK sent children across the world to new lives in institutions where many were abused and used as forced labour. It’s a scandal that is still having repercussions now. Imagine the 1950s, in the years before air travel became commonplace or the internet dominated our lives. Imagine being a child of those times, barely aware of…

Rodrigo Duterte’s next target: 9-year-old children – Washington Post

Posted: Sunday, February 26, 2017

MANILA — Once, when Rodrigo Duterte got to talking about his anti-drug campaign, he mused about murdering his children. If his son used drugs, he said in April, he would kill him himself.   But seven months and some 7,000 deaths into his self-proclaimed “drug war,” the Philippine president’s children are alive and well. The same cannot be said for thousands of Filipino children and youths.  Duterte’s war on drugs is…

2 young children killed, 4 injured in Woodlawn fire – WLS-TV

Posted: Sunday, February 26, 2017

A 7-month-old girl and 2-year-old girl were killed and four people hospitalized, including another child, after a fire in Chicago’s Woodlawn neighborhood Saturday night, the Chicago Fire Department said. The fire occurred in the 6600-block of South Champlain Avenue at about 10:30 p.m., fire officials said. The two young girls were found dead in the basement. They have been identified to the Cook County Medical Examiner’s Office as Jamaii Grace,…

These Are Children, Not Bad Hombres – New York Times

Posted: Sunday, February 26, 2017

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Parents of transgender children request meeting with Trump, DeVos, Sessions – Washington Post

Posted: Saturday, February 25, 2017

Ellie, left, who is transgender, hugs her brother Ronnie. (Courtesy of Ford family) The parents of eight transgender children from across the country have requested a meeting with President Trump and key administration officials to discuss the effect of their decision to withdraw federal guidance explaining what the nation’s public schools must do to protect transgender students. “We are heartbroken and scared about what this means,” the parents said Friday…

Distraught Indian father warns parents against sending children to US after shooting – Chicago Tribune

Posted: Saturday, February 25, 2017

Family members of the Indian men shot at an Olathe, Kan., bar Wednesday in a possible hate crime said that they feared that the current atmosphere of fear and xenophobia in the United States means that the country is not a safe place for Indians, with one Indian father exhorting parents not to send their children there. “There is a kind of hysteria spreading that is not good because so…

5 Things Good Parents Never Say To Their Children – Forbes

Posted: Saturday, February 25, 2017

Shutterstock Parenting is like leadership in that you are trying to gradually move your children from dependence to independence. This is done by continuously assessing their maturity and competence and inviting them to take greater and greater control of their decisions. Ideally, by the time they leave the house, they’ve learned to make wise decisions and can safely and effectively enter the world. Here are 5 phrases parents say that…

The Children of Bad Memories – The New Yorker

Posted: Friday, February 24, 2017

The white South African photographer Pieter Hugo has spent a decade and a half photographing Africa’s most marginalized communities: the elderly and the blind, people with AIDS, albinos who are considered outcasts because of the colorlessness of their skin. In his famous 2007 series, “The Hyena and Other Men,” he photographed Nigerian men with hyenas they had captured and trained to entertain people on the street. He has photographed Ghanaian…

Federal Hiring Freeze Affects Military Childcare Programs? – snopes.com

Posted: Friday, February 24, 2017

On 21 February 2017, the Facebook page “VoteVets.org” published a photograph of a letter purportedly announcing reductions to childcare services on one military base (along with reports of other such closures): Military.com published an article on 21 February 2017 reporting the suspension of some childcare programs at two Army bases due to a civilian hiring freeze: A federal civilian hiring freeze ordered by President Donald Trump has forced at least…

Nuestra Comunidad: Advocates for children always in demand – Atlanta Journal Constitution

Posted: Friday, February 24, 2017

“We’re looking for people who will not only watch, but also observe — people who will not only hear, but also listen. We’re looking for someone who won’t look at the surface level because there’s much more beyond it, and everybody is watching these children,” said María Rodríguez-Curtis, coordinator of Training and Recruitment for CASA. “Is there someone who truly observes them based on who they are and what the…

Canada locking up hundreds of children each year – Aljazeera.com

Posted: Friday, February 24, 2017

Toronto, Canada - Hundreds of children are being held each year in immigration detention facilities, an experience that can lead to psychological harm and puts them at risk of “serious human rights violations”, a new report says. An average of 48 Canadian children have been held annually as “guests” alongside their parents at the Toronto Immigration Holding Centre alone between 2011 and 2015, according to the report released on Thursday by…

Teaching Children to Play With Fire – New York Times

Posted: Thursday, February 23, 2017

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Parents fight for higher wages for childcare workers – CBS News

Posted: Thursday, February 23, 2017

A group of parents is fighting for higher wages for workers at one of the nation’s largest early childhood education companies. According to government data from 2015, childcare workers make an average of $9.77 an hour. That’s only 68 cents more than the earnings of fast food employees and some others in the food and beverage industry. It is 83 cents less than what retail workers earn. The cost of…

In Lebanon gyms, playtime and escape for Syrian children – ABC News

Posted: Thursday, February 23, 2017

Every Sunday, the gymnasium along Beirut’s airport highway echoes with the shouting and laughter of dozens of Syrian children enjoying a rare escape from a grim and confined life in exile. The Sport 4 Development program, run by the U.N. children’s agency, aims to bring 12,000 children, mostly Syrian refugees, to blacktops and turf pitches this year to teach the basics of soccer and basketball, and to ease the pain…

State budget threatens children’s program – Danbury News Times

Posted: Thursday, February 23, 2017

More than 200 families in greater Danbury that use a United Way service to find help for children with early signs of developmental disabilities would lose the resource under a proposed state budget cut. The Help Me Grow program, which provides parents with referrals to childhood development specialists and helps parents track early childhood behavior, would be cut under the budget proposed by Gov. Dannel P. Malloy for 2018-19. “In…

Federal Hiring Freeze Affects Military Childcare Programs – snopes.com

Posted: Wednesday, February 22, 2017

On 21 February 2017, the Facebook page “VoteVets.org” published a photograph of a letter purportedly announcing reductions to childcare services on one military base (along with reports of other such closures): Military.com published an article on 21 February 2017 reporting the suspension of some childcare programs at two Army bases due to a civilian hiring freeze: A federal civilian hiring freeze ordered by President Donald Trump has forced at least…

Jill Biden to chair board of Save The Children – The Hill (blog)

Posted: Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Jill Biden, the wife of former Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenJill Biden to chair board of Save The Children Ellison holds edge in DNC race survey Top union offers backing for Ellison in DNC race MORE, will lead the board of trustees of Save The Children, a global humanitarian organization focused on keeping children safe from harm. “As an educator and ardent advocate for children, Dr. Jill Biden has a…

YWCA of Palm Beach County: Helping women, children – Palm Beach Post

Posted: Wednesday, February 22, 2017

The YWCA has been aiding families over the years, especially women, empowering them to become economically self- sufficient. Since the 1970s, the agency also has focused on keeping women and their children safe from domestic abuse. Aiding women who are unemployed or working in marginal-paying jobs by providing daily quality child development programs has been a focus since the 1950s. During the past 10 years, the YWCA has been providing…

Armenia: Children Isolated, Needlessly Separated from Families – Human Rights Watch

Posted: Wednesday, February 22, 2017

(Yerevan) – Thousands of children in Armenia are needlessly separated from their parents and placed in institutions due to disability or poverty, Human Rights Watch said in a report released today. The government should urgently provide community-based services and quality, inclusive education so that all children, including children with disabilities, can grow up in a family.     “When Will I Get to Go Home?” Abuses and Discrimination against Children…

As Dads Do More Parenting They Seek Confident Role Models – NPR – NPR

Posted: Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Resources to help parents are typically aimed at moms, not dads. DGLimages/Getty Images/iStockphoto hide caption toggle caption DGLimages/Getty Images/iStockphoto Resources to help parents are typically aimed at moms, not dads. DGLimages/Getty Images/iStockphoto As a Seattle-based fiction writer and a part-time stay-at-home dad, Josh Mohr, 40, spends his days in the world of make-believe. His routine begins at approximately 5:30 a.m. when his 3-year-old daughter, Ava, waves a magic wand to…