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Athletes First!

Athletes First!

The Beijing Olympics opened with spectacular ceremonies including many beautiful children smiling away as they danced and posed.  Why so many children?  Because China with its world stage wants to shift attention away from its one-child per family policy to its new policy of encouraging three...

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Elysse Stolpe Esq.’s CHILD USA Story

Elysse Stolpe Esq.’s CHILD USA Story

This story was written by CHILD USA Board of Directors member Elysse Stolpe, Esq.  J.R.R. Tokien was writing about Hobbits, not children, when he declared that “even the smallest person can change the course of the future,” but his statement also applies to the brave children I encounter every day...

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The Ambassador and the Captain

The Ambassador and the Captain

Pictured above are Kathryn Robb, then-Lt. Gov. Hochul of New York, and Prof. Marci Hamilton For almost 20 years, I have been an active and sometimes loud voice in the SOL reform movement, starting back in 2002 when I first became involved in this movement in the Connecticut state legislature. I...

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Addressing the Stigmas of Sexual Abuse

Addressing the Stigmas of Sexual Abuse

This essay was written by Pralaya Cuomo. Pralaya was honored with CHILD USA’s Trailblazer Award in 2021. Pralaya read a version of this essay during her award acceptance speech at CHILD USA’s 5th Annual Awards Celebration. Pralaya graduated from Columbia University in 2020 with a B.A. in...

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The Barbara Blaine Trailblazer Award Recipient: Sabrina Ewart

The Barbara Blaine Trailblazer Award Recipient: Sabrina Ewart

To meet Sabrina Ewart is to meet a lovely young woman, competent in her career as a special needs teacher and special education coordinator, mother of a thriving special needs child, and budding entrepreneur. She is also a courageous voice speaking from experience as one of the survivors of child...

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