Poverty & Abuse

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    Child Poverty Rising, Report Says

    Washington Post, July 11, 2009

    A growing number of American children are living in poverty and with unemployed parents, and are facing the threat of hunger, according to a federal report. 18% of all children 17 and younger were living in poverty in 2007, up from 17% in 2006. The percentage of children with at least one parent working full time was 77% in 2007, down from 78% in 2006.  More

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    A Homespun Safety Net

    The New York times, July 11, 2009

    If nothing else, the recession is serving as a stress test for the American safety net. How prepared have we been for sudden and violent economic dislocations of the kind that leave millions homeless and jobless?   More

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    Brave New Welfare

    Mother Jones Foundation for National Progress, January 31, 2009

    Welfare is the only cash safety-net program for single moms and their kids, notes Rebecca Blank, an economist at the Brookings Institution and one of the nation's leading experts on poverty. "One has to worry, with a recession, about the number of women who, if they get unemployed, are not going to have anywhere to turn."   More

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    MA: Sexual Assault Services SlashedAction_alert

    November 16, 2009

    Earlier this month Governor Deval Patrick cut $1 million (one third of the budget) from the Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner (SANE) Program. This cut will mean the near elimination of a crucial system of coordinated care for survivors of sexual violence.   Take Action Now!

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    Shattered Hearts: Sexual Trafficking of American Indian Women and Girls in Minnesota

    Minnesota American Indian Women's Resource Center, August 1, 2009

    Police reports from Duluth showed that Native girls were being lured off reservations, taken onto ships in port, beaten, and gang-raped. Native girls were being trafficked into prostitution, pornography, and strip shows over state lines and to Mexico. This is the first report of commercial sexual exploitation of American Indian women and girls.  More

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    Parental Alienation: A Rational Approach

    NY State Office for Prevention of Domestic Violence Newsletter, June 1, 2009

    The fact that divorcing parents often badmouth each other to the children can not justify the damage done to abused and endangered children by PAS and PA accusations. A more rational and fair approach to the claim of PA is presented.  More

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