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2011-04-01 07:00:00

NEW YORK, April 1, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- With looming budget cuts adding more stress to a child welfare safety net already stretched precariously thin, The New York Foundling, one of the City's oldest and largest child welfare agencies, is launching a multi-pronged public awareness campaign to enlist the public's help in recognizing Child Abuse Prevention Month. Through the work of The Foundling's Vincent J. Fontana Center for Child Protection, the only Center of its kind in the nation...

2011-03-22 10:00:00

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, N.J., March 22, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Palisades, The Nice New Jersey Car Insurance Company, President Ed Fernandez was honored March 3 by Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) of New Jersey at its 10th Anniversary Gala. CASA is a non-profit organization committed to providing trained volunteers to advocate for the best interests of children who have been removed from the home due to abuse or neglect. A special message from Dr. Phil from the Dr. Phil television show was...

2011-03-18 17:03:00

CHICAGO, March 18, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The National Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) Association will host its 30th annual conference, "Building Hope for Youth," from March 19-22, 2011, at the Hyatt Regency in Chicago. Commissioner Mary Ellen Caron, Ph.D., for the Chicago Department of Family and Support Services, will provide an official welcome to the attendees. Famous country recording artist and foster care advocate Jimmy Wayne will give the keynote address. Each year, more...

2011-03-15 10:00:00

CHELMSFORD, Mass., March 15, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Grace Race Fund Inc. invites participants and volunteers for the 8th Annual Grace Race road race and walk to be held October 1, 2011 in Chelmsford, Massachusetts. The Grace Race Fund Inc. (www.gracerace.org) is a unique non-profit 501(c)(3) and all-volunteer organization fueled by the desire to improve the lives of Kenyan children who have been orphaned due to AIDS, malaria, and other diseases. In 2009, 80,000 people died in...

2011-03-03 11:26:00

NEW YORK, March 3, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- New York banker Andrew Drexel Allen hosted an evening cocktail reception on March 1 to raise awareness and support for the work of Worldwide Orphans Foundation (WWO) in its effort to address the unique needs of orphans and vulnerable children worldwide through medical, developmental, psychosocial and educational programs. The cocktail reception was held at the Soho loft of Mr. Allen, who recently joined the Board of WWO. Mr. Allen is a First Vice...

2011-01-26 09:00:00

FAIRFAX, Va., Jan. 26, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On April 30, 2011, Fairfax Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) will host its first Run for the Children. The combination 10K race and 3K run/walk offers serious runners and families alike the opportunity to enjoy the charm and history of the Fairfax City courthouse area and surrounding neighborhoods. All funds raised will support Fairfax CASA and the work of over 175 CASA volunteers who advocate for the best interests of over 500...

2010-11-18 09:27:00

NEW YORK, Nov. 18, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Worldwide Orphans Foundation honored CNN news anchor Anderson Cooper for his extraordinary reporting on the plight of Haiti's orphans and vulnerable children at its Sixth Annual Benefit Gala in New York. WWO is dedicated to transforming the lives of orphaned children around the world. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20101118/NY04408) (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20101118/NY04408) Co-hosted by Heidi Klum and Grammy...

2010-11-10 14:23:00

NEW YORK, Nov. 10, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Tina Brown, editor-in-chief of The Daily Beast along with Dr. Jane Aronson, Founder and CEO of Worldwide Orphans Foundation, Deborra-lee Furness, Isabella Rossellini, Vera Wang, Alfre Woodard and Urban Zen will co-host a breakfast event to draw attention to the global orphan crisis. The event will take place on November 17th, 2010, at New York's Urban Zen. Forgotten Children: International Adoption and the Global Orphan Crisis forms part of The Daily...

2010-11-08 15:32:00

DENVER, Nov. 8, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- American Humane Association, the nation's voice for the protection of children and animals, announced today that Suzanne Lohrbach has been named Academic Director of Child Welfare. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20101108/DC97343LOGO) Currently based in Minnesota, Ms. Lohrbach brings to American Humane Association more than 20 years of child welfare experience as a clinical consultant, mental health professional and professor. She...

2010-10-04 23:12:06

Household investigations for suspected child maltreatment by Child Protective Services may not be associated with improvements in common, modifiable risk factors including social support, family functioning, poverty and others, according to a report in the October issue of Archives of Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine, one of the JAMA/Archives journals. "A Child Protective Services (CPS) investigation, regardless of outcome, signals a household at risk," the authors write as background...


Word of the Day
grass-comber
  • A landsman who is making his first voyage at sea; a novice who enters naval service from rural life.
According to the OED, a grass-comber is also 'a sailor's term for one who has been a farm-labourer.'