What is the most important problem facing American children today?
According to the Academic Pediatric Association and the American Academy of Pediatrics, it is the effects of poverty on the health and well being of young people. Read More
The volunteer coordinator at the food bank told us this week that 1 in every 4 children in Idaho is “food insecure”.
I told her how much I hate that term. One in every 4 children in my state are hungry. She agreed, but she said that they’re “encouraged” to not use that word.
Heaven forbid we call anything what it actually is.
Somehow, until today, I missed the fact that they published a video for this song in June! This video is clearly well thought out, well directed and fits so well with the song. Kudos to everyone that was involved with this project. It is a work of art.
Tim Minchin ‘Be hard on your opinions’
Me, at every continental breakfast I’ve ever been at.
Can someone read this to me?
The Guardian | Via
About 20 individuals in Saskatoon are known to use more than $100,000 per year in health and other community services, she said. “Sometimes it’s emergency visits, ambulance, other community services or corrections resources … They really need a wraparound service to help them,” Davies said. “Many are homeless.”
Society would do better to redirect that $2 million toward providing those 20 people with housing and other supports, she said.
Emily Badger. Oct 24, 2013
The housing crisis sounded all kinds of alarms for policymakers and the public about what happens when families can’t afford their homes, or when they lose the stability that a secure home provides. We’ve heard about the effects of foreclosures on neighborhoods, the weight of housing stress on human health, the impact of lost equity on household wealth for huge portions of the U.S. population.
But something has been absent in all this talk about how unstable housing in any form affects families.
"The attention raised by the mortgage crisis and the foreclosure crisis really missed a lot of central aspects of housing that are likely to be important for children," says Rebekah Levine Coley, a professor in the Lynch School of Education at Boston College.
Notably, it’s the quality of housing – the presence of peeling paint or cockroaches, broken appliances or damaged walls – that most strongly predicts a child’s well-being and development.”