Biden Proposes American Families Plan

President Joe Biden offered several ambitious proposals last week that are centered around child and family well-being. Biden’s proposal, known as the American Families Plan, would cost $1.8 trillion over 10 years and focus on education, direct…

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Committee on Children Receives ACE Data

The Joint Citizens and Legislative Committee on Children met last week to hear from organizations and discuss pending legislation. Liyun Zhang, Ph.D., a research scientist from the Children’s Law Center,…

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Charleston Designated as Pinwheel City

Charleston Mayor John Tecklenburg announced the city’s designation last week as a 2021 Pinwheel City during Child Abuse Prevention Month. Pinwheels are the national symbol of happy, healthy childhoods. As reported…

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Child Abuse Prevention Bill Passes U.S. House

The U.S. House of Representatives passed H.R.2480, The Stronger Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act (CAPTA), last week. The bill greatly increases the funding to prevent child abuse and encourages policies that promote the protective factors. “One of our…

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