Wednesdays4Kids March 9
Free iCAN Webinar Today: Child Abuse Prevention
To login to the webinar today:
- Call (888)354-0094
- Enter the conference call password: 5687249
- Then use your computer and paste this web address into your browser: https://jrlc.webex.com/jrlc/j.php?ED=149072207&UID=490726012&PW=NY2U0ZmM4ODUx&RT=MiM3
- Enter the WebEx password: children
Who's Not Trying Hard Enough?
The child poverty rate is now 14% and climbing. The recession has enormously impacted the middle class in ways we have not seen since the US started tracking these statistics. How we can say that people are not trying hard enough?? In times of trouble it seems our first instinct to take care of ourselves and our family, but what does that impulse really look like? CLICK HERE to read more about how the decisions we are debating at the capitol impact kids.
Also, check out this 60 Minutes special called Homeless Children: The Hard Times Generation on child poverty caused by the recession.
Upcoming Community Events
Voices for Children Day at the Capitol: Be a faith voice among other children's advocates at the annual Voices for Children Day on March 17th. Governor Mark Dayton, Education Commissioner Dr. Brenda Cassellius and Legislative Leaders will address participants at 10am. Learn more at http://www.voicesforchildrenmn.org/.
Prevent Child Abuse Minnesota’s annual conference is titled “Building Brighter Futures” and will take place this year on March 29 and 30, 2011. This year, the conference is focusing on preventing neglect, ending racial disparities, and understanding brain development. Keynote speakers include Dr. L. Read Sulik, MN Department of Human Services and Dr. Alvin Poussaint, Harvard Medical School. More information can be found at www.pcamn.org.