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Red Flags: Identifying and Preventing Human Trafficking

Human trafficking is an epidemic that is catching the eyes of leaders and concerned citizens globally. Though many people consider this to be a third-world problem, it is affecting families in every community, including Indianapolis. Indiana statute defines human trafficking and sexual trafficking of adults and minors, but it is important to remember that victims …

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Looking Inside Ourselves: Supporting Children in Times of Grief

For many, the holidays are a time of joy, laughter and fun memories. For some, though, this season can be a reminder of pain, depression and mourning. This is true for many children who are grieving due to loss or trauma. “Grief encompasses the thoughts and feelings we experience when we endure a loss,” said …

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Key to Success: Encouraging Parent Involvement in Youth Academics

“Education begins at home.” That’s how David Patterson, marketing and communications director for Stand for Children Indiana, described the reason parent involvement is so vital to student success. “When parents are involved in their child’s education, it makes everyone more accountable to perform well to ensure success for that student,” said Patterson. “It allows administrators …

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The Long-Run: How Early Learning Can Help Children and the Community

Parents of young kids often wonder about their children’s futures and what they can do to set them on the right track at a young age. That’s where early learning opportunities come into play. “It is important that families have access to high-quality early learning experiences so their children have a great start and are …

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