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February 24, 2012

Registration Now Available: 2012 Conference on Family Group Decision Making and Other Family Engagement Approaches

Children's News | February 24, 2012

Join over 500 conference participants to enjoy a variety of ways to explore community partnership building, the intersection between practice and values, organizational and systems change, research and evaluation, and learning across systems—all in relation to FGDM and other family engagement approaches in child welfare, mental health, education and juvenile justice systems.

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August 23, 2011

American Humane Association Offers Tips to Help Children Deal with Concerns That May Arise Following Earthquake

Children's News | August 23, 2011

Even a relatively mild earthquake like the one that just rattled windows, knocked books off shelves and evacuated buildings up and down the East Coast can have a profound effect on the emotional well-being of a child.

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August 15, 2011

National Movement for America's Children Awakens the Nation!

Children's News | August 15, 2011

More than a dozen organizations launch a nationwide pledge, listening tour and crowd-sourcing tool designed to develop a national strategy for the healthy growth and development of every child.

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July 20, 2011

Free Book Helps Families Introduce Pets and Babies

Children's News | July 20, 2011

A valuable book called Pet Meets Baby is available in a free download from American Humane Association to help families safely introduce a new baby or new child to a beloved pet, and a new pet to their children.

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April 20, 2011

Foster-Youth Advocate Stacie Turner Named National Ambassador for American Humane Association

News Release | April 20, 2011

Stacie Turner, successful Washington, D.C., entrepreneur and founder of Extra-Ordinary Life — a charity that provides educational and support services to teenage girls living in foster care — has been named an American Humane Association National Ambassador. In this role, Turner will speak, advocate and fundraise on behalf of American Humane Association, whose mission is to create a more humane and compassionate world by ending abuse and neglect of children and animals.

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April 15, 2011

During April's Child Abuse Prevention Month American Humane Association spotlights ways to keep kids safe with unique programs and daily online prevention tips

News Release | April 15, 2011

More than three million reports of child abuse and neglect are filed each year in the United States, more than three-quarters of a million of those cases are verified, and despite valiant efforts to counter these grim statistics, children continue to suffer. In the face of rising pressures on families, shrinking state and federal budgets, and a protective system largely designed to intervene only after heart-breaking situations come to light, Americans everywhere are asking themselves: Is there anything that we can do to protect America’s children before things reach a crisis point?

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January 21, 2011

Ashley Rhodes-Courter Named American Humane Association’s National Ambassador for Child Welfare

News Release | January 21, 2011

Ashley Rhodes-Courter, author of a New York Times bestselling memoir that describes her life in the foster care system, will serve as American Humane Association’s National Ambassador for Child Welfare in 2011. In this role, Rhodes-Courter, 25, will support American Humane Association’s and her own vital work speaking out and advocating on behalf of the most vulnerable members of society.

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January 10, 2011

American Humane Association Expands the Front Porch Project® to Prevent Child Abuse and Neglect in Pennsylvania

News Release | January 10, 2011

Working with the Pennsylvania Family Support Alliance, selected communities across the state will begin implementing the Front Porch Project®, American Humane Association’s research-supported, community-based initiative to prevent child abuse and neglect.

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November 8, 2010

American Humane Association Names Suzanne Lohrbach Academic Director of Child Welfare

News Release | November 8, 2010

American Humane Association, the nation’s voice for the protection of children and animals, announced today that Suzanne Lohrbach has been named Academic Director of Child Welfare.

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October 7, 2010

American Humane Association Names Pat Reynolds-Hubbard Vice President of Child Welfare Programming

News Release | October 7, 2010

American Humane Association, the nation’s voice for the protection of children and animals, announced today that Ms. Pat Reynolds-Hubbard has been named Vice President of Child Welfare Programming. “As a nationally recognized leader in the field of child welfare, Pat brings tremendous experience, knowledge and insight to American Humane Association,” said American Humane Association Senior Vice President of Child Welfare Sonia Velazquez

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