Fake news, mudslinging and more: How to help kids navigate a contentious political climate: After a study that found “[y]outh must learn how to judge the credibility of online information and how to find divergent views on varied issues,” this Washington Post article provides practical advice for children of varied ages. The news and politics can frustrate adults, and at times can feel overwhelming; it can be for kids, too. Read more
Migrant Children in Search of Justice: A 2-Year-Old’s Day in Immigration Court: Headline news pictures showing detention facilities full of children separated from their families have rocked the nation, the pictures representing “a new wave of children in the immigration courts across America.” The New York Times article follows the tale of a toddler to show us what the process looks like through the eyes of Fernanda Jacqueline Davila.
With the huge numbers of detained children, “lawyers who work with immigrants said the large number of migrant children now being held in detention has given rise to a highly unusual situation: more and more young children coming to court.” Read more
Alleviating Child Hunger: A food security scholar assesses the toll on individuals and society: The modern advances in technology, transportation, production of goods, and better reporting have not solved the problem of world hunger. “Poor nutrition harms the health of more than half the people on the planet and is the underlying cause of 45 percent of children’s deaths worldwide.”
The result of hunger in children is particularly devastating for the potential that is lost when a child’s potential for growth is lost. “Children are tomorrow’s leaders. We must do everything to ensure that they are not hungry.” Read More
SAVE THE DATE!!!! November 12th at noon we will be hosting a CLE with a delegation from Swansea, Wales on ways to improve Juvenile Justice services using techniques successful in Wales. Please feel free to message us on the blog for more information!