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The Impact of Trauma on Children’s Lives, the Need for Safe Neighborhoods, A Good Education AND A Chance to Realize the American Dream are the Real Cliffs Many American Children Face Every Day.
Please read more in the Huffington Post linked below.
The Real Cliff in the United States: Why America Needs to Focus on ...
The Huffington Post, Robert Ross, 12/15/2012
While the 'fiscal cliff' is absorbing our national focus, the cliff that is truly dire is the one we push kids off of every day. Two events that took place in Washington yesterday focused on the real cliff our country faces -- the childhood cliff. This is where we should be placing our shared focus. At one end of Pennsylvania Avenue, members of the Senate Judiciary Committee's Subcommittee on Civil Rights took a hard look at school discipline policies and investigated how extreme rules using suspensions push students away from school and toward a life of crime. At the other end of the street, the Attorney General's Task Force on Children Exposed to Violence released the findings of a year-long study, reporting on the latest research about the impact of trauma on children's lives.