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Adverse Childhood Experiences and the Risk of Criminal Justice Involvement and Victimization Among Homeless Adults With Mental Illness - Psychiatry Online

A study released this year as found that adverse child experiences (ACEs) are highly prevalent among people who are homeless. The study examined how ACEs affect an individual's risk of involvement in the criminal justice system, as well as victimization…
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Income Directly Affects Children's Outcomes, Says New Report - Science News

A study released today has found that lower-income children tend to have worse cognitive, social-behavioral, and health outcomes. The study's researchers linked the results to two factors: parents' ability to invest in goods and services that…
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Florida Cop Decides to Help, Not Punish, a Poor Kid From the Projects Caught Breaking the Law - The Orlando Sentinel

On Sunday, a Facebook post by the Pensacola Police Department went viral. The post described the encounter between Officer Justin Roedel and 11-year-old Matt, who was found throwing rocks at a passing train. But instead of arrest Matt, Officer…
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Florida Ranked 40th in Latest Kids Count Report - Northwest Florida Daily News

The annual Kids Count report released this week ranked Florida as 40th in the nation. The report provides a child- and family-centered analysis of Census data and economic indicators from 2015. The report focuses on four domains: economic well-being,…
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Child Abuse Deaths Threefold Higher in Poor Communities - Medscape

A new analysis of child abuse deaths nationwide shows that countries with higher concentrations of poverty are more likely to have higher fatality rates. According to one researcher, the results suggest that "the economic atmosphere where a…
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How a 13-year-old Crack Dealer Grew Up to Become the Biggest Advocate for Richmond's Anti-Poverty Effort - The Richmond Times-Dispatch

By the time he was 15 years old, James Davis was homeless and dealing crack. Over a decade and a half later, Davis made the determination to get clean. He's now one of Richmond's most vocal advocates for the city's anti-poverty campaign. Read…
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Living by the Girl Scout Law, Even Without a Home - The New York Times

Girl Scouts of America has troops throughout the country, but Troop 6000 in New York City is the first comprised solely of homeless girls. All of the members live at the Sleep Inn, where the city has taken over all 10 floors to accommodate…
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REVIEW: Young & Arrested

By Sarah Krantz, Esq. Last week, WMFE’s Renata Sago premiered Young & Arrested, her five-part series on Orange County’s high rate of juvenile arrests. The series’ five stories are told through the eyes of three African-American…
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Childhood Poverty: Evidence-Based Solutions

By Sarah Krantz, Esq. Earlier this month, the National Prevention Science Coalition to Improve Lives, First Focus, and the Edna Bennett Pierce Prevention Research Center at Pennsylvania State University co-hosted a briefing with nationally…