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Lift Up A Child's Voice In Your Community
Lift Up A Child's Voice In Your Community

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Fall training begins soon. We need you to spread the word about CASA of Kent County with your friends and family so that every child who needs a CASA in Kent County has a CASA. www.casakentco.org/volunteer

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“At the heart of the case to be made is the fact that childhood is … a time in which future patterns and pathways of health and well-being are being laid down and in which disruption can have lifelong consequences,” the report concludes. “Protecting the years of childhood is therefore essential both for the well-being of those who are children today and for the well-being of the societies of tomorrow.”
http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/worldviews/wp/2013/04/18/unicef-u-s-kids-worse-off-than-many-of-their-western-counterparts/

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 Every year, 30,000 young people age out of the foster care system with no place to go and no social network for support. For them, the statistics are grim. Less than 3 percent get a post-secondary degree, 50 percent end up homeless, 81 percent of males get arrested, and 70 percent of women end up on public assistance. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/sixto-cancel/reimagining-the-future-fo_b_3039060.html

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Abuse can and does happen anywhere. Although the majority of perpetrators are parents or the partner of a parent, child abuse can occur in day cares as well. http://www.newrepublic.com/article/112892/hell-american-day-care#

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Hey did you know that CASA of Kent County is on Youtube now also? Check us out at http://www.youtube.com/user/CASAofKentCounty?feature=mhee and let us know what kind of videos you would like to see more of.

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Want to make a difference in the life of a child right in our own community? Become a voice for our most vulnerable people...become a CASA. Advocate training begins soon. Call (616) 632-5113 or visit www.casakentco.org/volunteer and apply today!

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This is an amazing video. Bullying is abuse. Every single person should watch this video. Right now.
To This Day Project - Shane Koyczan

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Common #adoption myth: You can only adopt a child who is the same race and ethnicity as you.

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