A problem that often seems to go unnoticed is that over one in four children in the U.S. are malnourished. That's 13.5 million American children!We at Nourish America are providing supplements to kids around the country to keep them well and functioning. Their teachers and parents claim that after receiving the vitamins and nutrients we give them, their children are happier, healthier, and more productive.Join us in fighting against child malnutrition! Visit us online at www.nourishamerica.org.We're also on Facebook (search for us in Causes), MySpace (www.myspace.com/nourish_america), and Twitter (www.twitter.com/nourishamerica).
Please join this cause I started on behalf of my son and kids like him. His attacker is walking freely while my son lived with terror and fear daily. The legal system failed my son even with medical proof of the assualt. Due to my son's inability to accurately describe the years of attacks, the legal system felt as though he was not telling the truth and did not want to risk a trial against his biological father. Please join the fight in raising our voices to change the system and obtain the assistance these children need and DESERVE.Please pass the word along to anyone with children or anyone who might benefit from this knowledge: According to the United States Department of Justice's guidelines for forensic interviewing children with cognitive or behavioral disabilities, these children are allowed to have the proper interviewer in the room. The interviewers should possess the proper behavioral degree, usually a masters degree in behavioral psychology. Also the children are allowed to have a Behavorial Pyschologist or Pyshcrist in the room to assist in the interviewing process. This is to eliminate cognitive/behavorial mis-understanding between interviewer and child. There is to be audio and visual taping of the interviews, due to complexity of the cases and delay in the court system. This information is agreed upon with the Child Advocate Center's guidelines. However, each Child Advocate Center individual policy on who is allowed in the interview process and how it is recorded in regard to these children are left to the discretion of the Assistant District Attorney assigned to the Sex Crimes Division within your individual counties. Just because the interviewer is in the room with your child, the police are on the other side of the glass leading the interviewer and the questions asked. DO NOT LET ANYONE QUESTION YOUR CHILD WITHOUT YOU BEING PRESENT OR HAVING YOUR CHILD'S MENTAL HEALTH PROVIDER PRESENT!!!!!!!!!!!!!! There is an organization called KidsVoice, their mission states,"KidsVoice: Protecting Children's Rights Founded in 1908 as the Legal Aid Society of Pittsburgh, KidsVoice provides the full-service advocacy that every abused, abandoned, voiceless and vulnerable child deserves. Many of the children KidsVoice represents, in addition to being neglected or abused, must overcome significant physical and mental disabilities. Their conditions range from developmental delays, neonatal drug addiction and AIDS to severe brain damage, suicidal depression and critical organ failure." Within the first sentence it says "every child" however when I called them to seek help in bringing my son's attacker to justice they turned him away. Their reason was because he was not "court-active." When asked what this meant, they stated he has not been removed from the home from CYF and therefore they were unable to assist my mentally disabled son. Even after contacting the ACLU's local chapter my son's legal rights were over looked. The ACLU didnt feel as though a mentally disabled sexually abused child was worth representing since it did not represent a majority to benefit from. I think the ACLU needs to re-examine the statistics of the sexually abused mentally disabled. I know my son's biological father will never be brought to justice due to the lapse in time and the neglect of the legal system and those who swore to uphold it; I am trying to stop this from happening to someone else before it is too late. Another child or another family should NEVER have to go through this. Please spread the word about this cause and help make a difference.
There is an upcoming Festival celebrating Parents and FamiliesThere is more information in the underlined LINKS below. It has also been posted on the Adams County Group Pageas well as other Freecycycle, Yard Sale, Cheapcycle and Neighborrow Yahoo Group Sites.It sounds like a fun time for Kids and Adults (With a message)Send the Proclaimation to your Mayor and celebrate National Parents Day as well. Or if anyone in your area would like to go to this event. There are links to ride-shares and charter bus trips on some of the sites (There is also a message of "going green")Please consider posting/brodcasting information about this.Geri M. - QcyMom@care2.comNational Parents Day
PUT A SHOW ON FOR THE KIDS IN DC? PLEASE DONATE SERVICES , RIDES, SOUND, FOOD, WATER OR ANYTHING POSSIBLE TO HELP US PUT ON A FESTIVAL FOR UNITED STATES ABUSED CHILDREN AWARENESS. CAN YOU HELP IN ANY WAY? IF NOT DO YOU HAVE DISCOUNTS FOR NON-PROFITS ORGS? THOSE WHO CAN HELP WIL BE ADVERTISED NATIONALLY AND HELP A GOOD CAUSE. CALL 270-869-7290 OR EMAIL US FOR FURTHER DETAILS.TONY K DC Fest 2009 COME JOIN US DURING FAMILY PRESERVATION AND NATIONAL PRAYER WEEK BEGINNING JULY 18TH -JULY 25TH 2009. PLease pass this around! AWE PRO FILM COMPANY...... WWW.MYSPACE.COM/AWEPRO1 IS ALLOWING ALL VALID STORIES TO BE IN THE UPCOMMING FILM / DOCUMENTARY REGUARDING CPS AND JUDICIARY PROBLEMS. THIS FILM IS ALMOST COMPLETED AT 2 HRS LONG WITH IMPORTANT PEOPLE SUCH AS OBAMA AND OTHER POLITICIANS IN IT. SO PLS DIRECT ALL STORIES / FAMILIES TO CONTACT US IN ORDER TO BE ON THIS UPCOMMING FILM THAT WILL BE NATIONALLY PROMOTED. WE NEED TO SCHEDULE APPEARANCES NOW! AFTER SENDING STORIES TO OBAMA IN WRITING PLS REFER THEM TO ADDITIONALLY COME TO DC AND BE IN AWE PRO'S NEW FILM.Family Preservation Week MORE INFO ON EVENT IS HERE: WWW.MYSPACE.COM/TKANDJPMUSICFESTP.S. THERE WILL BE OPENINGS FOR STAGE SPEAKING BEFORE CNN AND OTHER MEDIA SOURCES AT THIS EVENT.
Parents Day ProclaimationAlso thanks to :www.myspace.com/casooroars for teaching us.www.freewebs.com/freethechildrencoalition for securing our permit to performand www.myspace.com/joshuarose4family for being there for us all spiritually.For More Information:http://www.care2.com/c2c/group/CHANGE_REFORMhttp://unitedcivilrights.org/conquest09.htmlhttp://cnbpinc.ning.com/events/dc-family-preservationhttp://unitedcivilrights.org/dcfestival2009opencall.htmlGod Love !
Protect our children. Dont allow the system to determine the reason for a childs allegation of abuse. Lack of details of abuse does not mean it has not occurred especially in cases of incest a child could be blocking out details in a subconsious attempt to protect themselves from such an aweful event or events.
From Take Action: Tell Congress to Support Children's Health!:
Representative to co-sponsor the Global Child Survival Act.
More than 9 million children under five will die this year -- and every year -- from preventable and treatable diseases like pneumonia. They die because they were born in poorer countries and don't have access to simple treatments that most of us in America take for granted.We can do something to help save these millions of young lives, and so can Congress. Members of Congress have introduced legislation called the Global Child Survival Act (H.R. 2266, S.1418) that would recommit the United States to lead the way in improving children's health by expanding funding for proven solutions like antibiotics and immunizations.Give these 10 million children a stronger chance to live by urging your Senators and Representative to co-sponsor the Global Child Survival Act.
Did you know...there have been 30 million toy recalls in the US since January 2007? Isn't the time right to take a step in supporting locally-made, eco-friendly alternatives?
There is only a little more than 24 hours left for us, and we are asking for help through online votes.
Our eco-friendly board game company was selected as 1 of 20 semifinalists in the 2008 Forbes.com "Boost Your Business" entrepreneurial contest. We're a family business that invents and distributes sustainable game products.
We're pursuing a $100,000 grand prize to develop a new game made with bold recycled components with a teen/adult version and a junior version. Anyone will notice that our business plan is the only one that also turns part of the prize into a web site that generates ongoing donations for non-profit organizations -- we will make a free and fun online game that makes charitable contributions with each visitor's play.
In order to advance, we need to generate enough votes from the public for our business now through September 30 (polls close at midnight!). Andwe need a lot of them! All 20 companies are working overtime to make it to the finals and we need your assistance.
It takes two minutes of time in an easy online vote and validation system with Forbes.
Sharing this with as many parents and educators is our goal. Can you help with a fast vote? Can you ask a friend or two to consider supporting us before the midnight deadline?
Thank you for your time and thoughtfulness. Please let us know if there are any ideas.
Tony & Brenda Kvale
Kvale Good Natured Games
Saint Paul, Minnesota
I light this candle to provide everlasting hope for homeless kids.
By working with grassroot organizations, EJF has been able to expose the reality of the situation, creating awareness amongst consumers and pressing retailers to stop purchasing cotton from Uzbekistan.Uzbekistan is the third top exporter of cotton generating $1 billion a year. It is estimated that 200,000 children are forced by the governrment to endure back breaking labour, earning no more than $2 a day.
This year, EJF has collaborated with Caramel, a London based childrenswear design company, that has produced childrens' t-shirts around the subject of children, lost innocence and hope. The t-shirts were launched on January 22-23, 2008 in the children event of the year, Bubble, a childrenswear trade show. The event showed the growing interest of consumers to become more ethically responsible through the numerous enquiries of where to purchase organic cotton.