‘We need some flexibility’: Youth-serving nonprofit CEO says more support needed in foster care capacity crisis
A state-wide non-profit dedicated to helping child and youth serving organizations believes a start to improving the foster care system is understanding the challenges that cause community-based care programs to close down.
San Antonio child advocate, pediatrician shed light on long-term affects of child abuse after girl found severely emaciated
SAN ANTONIO – A San Antonio child advocacy group is stressing the importance of child abuse awareness after police saved a severely emaciated 9-year-old girl from a couple this past week. “My 5-year-old son, who was premature and is small for his age, is 35 pounds -- not a 9-year-old girl,” Anderson said. “A 9-year-old girl should not be 35 pounds.”Dr. Mandie Svatek, a pediatrician with UT Health San Antonio, agrees. San Antonio police said Lakendra Williams, the girl’s mother, called 911 and told dispatchers that the child had passed out and was cold to the touch. Child Abuse CasesIf you or someone you know is dealing with child abuse, follow the links below for resources:REPORT CHILD ABUSE/NEGLECT TO THE STATE BY CLICKING HERE.
Nonprofit helps troubled teens find resources during the pandemic
“We want to be there to help kids. Falcon is now raising awareness about the importance of having many resources out there to help troubled teens like her son. “They are frustrated and asking for timeouts at our center,” Strentzsch said. “With anxiety and depression, the numbers are astronomical, through the roof, since the pandemic,” Strentzsch said. “Like getting into gangs or with other dynamics that are not healthy that are impacting our kids and families,” Strentzsch said.
How to best prepare for hurricanes: Quiz on do’s, don’ts that can save your life, possessions
Hurricane season is upon us, and make no mistake: There’s not much that can be done when a hurricane strikes, considering how powerful they can be. But preparing for a hurricane is a different story. Readiness is in our control, so the damage can be minimized as much as possible. To help prepare for the start of hurricane season, take this quiz, below. Even if you don’t nail a good score, the knowledge gained will help you pass with flying colors and lessen the damage, should the real thing strike.
10 fun, educational websites your kids will love to visit while stuck at home
Nat Geo for KidsSite address: www.kids.nationalgeographic.comWhat it does: Kids learn about geography and fascinating animals. Into the BookSite address: www.reading.ecb.orgWhat it does: Through playing games, kids can practice reading strategies. SuessvilleSite address: www.seussville.comWhat it does: Allows kids to hang out with Dr. Seuss and his friends, all while playing games and reading. PBS KidsSite address: www.pbs.orgWhat it does: Kids can learn while hanging out with their favorite PBS characters. Highlights KidsSite address: www.highlightskids.comWhat it does: Allows kids to read, play games, learn random facts and do activities such as crafts and recipes.