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View Resource YMCA National Safe Place

In today's world where many social services for young people are being scaled back due to budgetary constraints, outreach programs such as Project Safe Place are important to know about. The program got its start in 1983 in Louisville, and since then has spread to many parts of the country. Essentially, the Safe Place program creates a network of locations (such as schools, fire stations, YMCAs,...
View Resource The State of the World's Children 2005

December 2004 saw the release of The State of the World's Children 2005 report from the international organization UNICEF, and it contained some rather troubling findings. Based on the material in this report, more than one billion children are denied the healthy and protected upbringing promised by 1989's Convention on the Rights of the Child, which is the world's most widely adopted human rights...
View Resource Natural Start Alliance

While the Natural Start Alliance is primarily an advocacy group for getting kids outdoors, there are a number of interesting resources on the group's website. Readers may like to start by perusing the Bright Ideas section, which recently displayed an article on the No Child Left Inside legislation recently introduced to the House of Representatives with bipartisan support. There is also a section...