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2014-04-29 08:34:14

National Runaway Safeline's New Study Finds a Connection Between Family Characteristics and Adolescent Runaway Behavior CHICAGO, April 29, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Many family characteristics are predictors of youth runaway behavior, as determined in a new study released today by the National Runaway Safeline (NRS), a 24/7 hotline and online services for runaway, homeless and at-risk youth. The study reveals that it's more common for youth to run away who have parents that binge drink,...

2010-11-04 08:00:00

NEW YORK, Nov. 4, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- The 20th Anniversary Covenant House Candlelight Vigil in Times Square (November 16) is the year's largest national advocacy event for poor, exploited and homeless children in New York and throughout the world. Additional vigils will occur at Covenant House shelters throughout the United States, Canada and Latin America, as well as in churches, schools and private homes. For the first time, the Candlelight Vigil is joining worldwide commemorations on...

2010-10-27 07:00:00

RICHMOND, Va., Oct. 27 /PRNewswire/ -- Jamie Foxx, Shaquille O'Neal, Tia Mowry, Jennie Garth, Monique Coleman and Jesse Metcalfe today joined with public health advocate Pernessa Seele, who has dedicated the past 20 years to delivering life-saving services to those in need, to announce the launch of a powerful campaign EVERY CHILD USA, created to ensure that all children learn basic reading skills to combat the fact that 1 in 4 children in America are growing up illiterate and are at...

2010-10-22 12:57:00

LONDON, Oct. 22 /PRNewswire/ -- redspottedhanky, in conjunction with the Railway Children charity, is trying to get train travellers across the UK to help generate up to a staggering 30,000 pounds Sterling a day to help young runaways and street children simply by booking their train travel online. Railway Children, a charity for the welfare of young runaways, is calling for commuters to change the lives of British street children by donating loyalty points which they can earn by booking...

2009-03-10 11:50:00

NEW YORK, March 10 /PRNewswire/ -- In one of the largest-ever studies of homeless youth in New York City history, researchers at Columbia University's Center for Homelessness Prevention, in partnership with Covenant House -- the City's largest agency serving street youth, offer a stark portrait of youth disconnected from the world of work and education and with intense histories of family violence. "This has got to be a wake-up call for all of us who care about kids," said Kevin M. Ryan,...

Word of the Day
  • In the phrase to out-herod Herod, to be more violent than Herod (as represented in the old mystery plays); hence, to exceed in any excess of evil.
Herod refers to 'Herod the Great,' a Roman client king and 'a madman who murdered his own family and a great many rabbis.' According to the OED, the term is 'chiefly with allusion to Shakespeare's use' in Hamlet.