December 19, 1994
The Columbia Foundation in Town Center, an independent community foundation serving Howard County for 25 years, will distribute $50,000 to projects that support parents and strengthen parents' skills.The foundation is asking nonprofit organizations to submit proposals for programs to help families.The foundation decided that a parents' initiative was needed after a countywide Children and Youth Conference last June. The 250 participants discussed issues affecting children and youth, but the issue identified as the most important was the need to provide skills and support to parents.
December 28, 1995
The Columbia Foundation, an independent community foundation, is preparing to award $50,000 to not-for-profit groups with projects that support Howard County parents and strengthen their knowledge and skills.The foundation determined a need for the initiative aimed at parents after convening a countywide Children and Youth Conference in June 1994. The 250 participants discussed several issues affecting children and youth, but the need identified as the most important was providing skills and support to parents.
September 12, 2004
In preparation for next year's legislative session, the Maryland Children's Action Network will hold its eighth annual MD CAN Children's Agenda Convention from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday at the Wilde Lake Interfaith Center, 10431 Twin Rivers Road, Columbia. The meeting will include speakers, policy presentations, balloting for 2005 priorities and the presentation of a Champion for Children Award to Maryland House Speaker Michael E. Busch. MD CAN, a statewide network of more than 2,000 people and 300 organizations, is staffed by the nonprofit Advocates for Children and Youth Inc. Information: 410-547-9200; or www.acy.
April 10, 2009
Advocates for Children and Youth released a study Wednesday that says that more than 40 percent of children sent to group homes would be better served by Multisystemic Therapy, an intense, family-based intervention program. The percentage is twice as much as the state sends to such therapy. The sample for the study included 35 children between the ages of 11 and 17, advocates said. After a review of court records, pre-disposition investigation reports, placement and treatment histories and other documents within the juvenile court files, the study found that 15 of the children were eligible for the therapy, advocates said.
July 14, 2004
The well-being of children in Maryland has improved on many fronts, including reductions in teen pregnancies and arrest rates, but racial disparity still puts African-American children at increased risk, according to a report being released today by the Maryland Kids Count Partnership. "The gains for young people are very unevenly distributed," said Jann Jackson, executive director of Advocates for Children and Youth Inc. "We are still failing to narrow the racial gap." While the rate of violent deaths among African-American juveniles decreased between 1992 and 2002 by 10 percent, the rate of violent deaths among white youths decreased by 17 percent, according to the report.
February 11, 1991
Nancy S. Grasmick has earned high marks as head of the governor's office of Children, Youth and Families. Now Governor Schaefer has named her to succeed juvenile services Secretary Linda D'Amario Rossi, who is leaving for a similar job in her home state of Rhode Island. Grasmick is a talented administrator, but the shift from running programs largely geared toward younger children to a department that deals mostly with troubled teen-agers will not be easy.The governor is also asking for a reorganization of the juvenile services department to include the programs Grasmick now heads.