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Monthly Archives: July 2018

2018 Florida Kids Count Data Book

The Annie E. Casey Foundation’s 2018 KIDS COUNT® Data Book released today  provides the most recent information on child well-being and ranks states on how kids are faring. Florida showed improvement in children living in high-poverty areas, teen births and proficiencies in reading and math, however troubling disparities persist among children of color and those from low-income and immigrant families. There is…
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5 Ways a Busy Parent Can Be There for Your Kids

Being there for your kids can be challenging when work is demanding a lot of your time and energy. On a recent Family First podcast, award-winning comedian and devoted family man Jeff Foxworthy spoke with me about the challenges of juggling a career and a commitment to home. “Life is about choices and consequences,” he observed. And, Jeff…
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Marijuana Used by 91% of Juveniles in San Diego Arrestee Survey

Ninety-one percent of individuals interviewed from detention facilities in 2017 reported trying marijuana, compared with 90 percent for alcohol and 74 percent for tobacco, according to SANDAG data. To read the full CJ Bulletin report, click here: 2017 Juvenile Arrestee Drug Use In The San Diego Region For the full article, visit the Times of…
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Boost Your Child’s Self Worth – Tony Dungy

I am troubled by a society that devalues life directly and insidiously and then markets that idea to our kids through video games, music, movies, and television. This, in turn, contributes to kids not realizing that life should be respected, nurtured, and protected. I am concerned about kids who see themselves as cosmic accidents and…
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