A Familiar Face: Violence in the Lives of Children and Adolescents

This new report from UNICEF highlights the most current data about several forms of violence that take place in the lives of youth across world. It concludes with a number of specific policy and action strategies that different countries may take to help prevent and respond to all of these forms of violence against children.

Garbage Bag Suitcase: A Memoir

“I always felt isolated and alone” in foster care, begins Shenandoah Chefalo in “Garbage Bag Suitcase.” “As soon as I understood that the suffering I felt as a child was being felt by millions of other children, I knew it was time to write this book . . .

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Community United: Breaking the Cycle of Violence and Poverty

With open communication and a consistent, unified goal, we need to tell the streets that have victimized so many innocent kids and adults that we will break the cycle. We will provide an alternative to selling drugs and committing crimes, and we will not allow you to recruit our children into your den of violence, death and incarceration.

The Bystander Effect

Not all injuries are visible. Witnessing violence creates long-lasting concerns. What’s a school or after-school program to do . . .

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All About Girls Summit Seeks to Create ‘Girls Movement’

“How do we change the landscape for the sexual-abuse-to-prison pipeline, stop criminalizing girls’ behavior?” asks Mary Marx, president and CEO of Florida-based PACE Center for Girls, which is organizing a national summit this week for youth workers and policy-makers. Chelsea Clinton will be the keynote speaker.