Tagged: children

Minor Offenses: The Growing Issue of “Unaccompanied Alien Children” at U.S. Borders

An issue that is now at the forefront of U.S. immigration policy is the influx and apprehension of “unaccompanied alien children” (UAC) at the U.S./Mexico border. The arrival of UAC, or undocumented migrant children unaccompanied by a parent or guardian, poses a unique challenge to the work of U.S. border...

Guidance to States and Services on Addressing Human Trafficking of Children and Youth in the United States

The Administration on Children, Youth and Families (ACYF) of the Department of Health and Human Services has released a Guidance to States and Services on Addressing Human Trafficking of Children and Youth in the United States. “Human trafficking is a growing concern for our nation. Also known as modern slavery,...

National Preparedness Month Blog: Unaccounted for: A National Report Card on Protecting Children in Disasters

Save the Children has released its sixth annual state-by-state assessment of U.S. preparation and safety standards for children in child care facilities and in schools. The report, Unaccounted for: A National Report Card on Protecting Children in Disasters, assigns the nation a grade of "unsatisfactory" and highlights gaps in preparedness...

May 25th is National Missing Children’s Day

In addition to Memorial Day Weekend the nation will also be honoring National Missing Children’s Day this Saturday, May 25th. Established by President Ronald Reagan in 1983, the Day has been recognized as such every year since. “National Missing Children’s Day is dedicated to help remind parents, guardians, and other...

Now is the Time: The President’s Plan to Protect Our Children and Our Communities by Reducing Gun Violence

The White House released today “Now is the Time: The President’s Plan to Protect Our Children and Our Communities by Reducing Gun Violence”. The report outlines the Obama Administration’s Plan for gun control and includes four key points: 1. “Closing background check loopholes to keep guns out of dangerous hands;...

Talking to Children About the Shooting in Aurora, Colorado

Following last weeks shooting in Aurora, Colorado, many people might be wondering how to approach the sensitive situation of talking to children about the tragedy. The National Child Traumatic Stress Network has just published an article titled, “Talking to Children about the Shooting,” which explains ways trusted adults can provide...