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Congress needs to reform funding for Child Abuse, Neglect

Oklahoma  —  It’s encouraging to see that despite budget challenges, Oklahoma is making it a priority to invest in the needs of our state’s abused and neglected children.

But wouldn’t it be better if the need weren’t so great, for children in state custody or for the elderly and disabled? Some good news is that reform in Washington could move us closer to helping at-risk-youth by investing in prevention.

Federal funding shortchanges prevention efforts that could help parents manage financial distress, mental health, substance abuse, and other abuse and neglect risk factors. Today, the federal government pays $4 on foster care for every $1 on prevention.

Federal foster care funding itself is insufficient, covering less than half of eligible kids. Underfunding of prevention efforts will only drain this already shallow funding pool.

Sen. Ron Wyden, D-Ore., is developing legislation to invest in prevention. His plan would allow federal funds to help at-risk kids before they enter foster care, and it directs increased investments to prevention initiatives with proven track records of effectiveness.

The likely result: stronger families, safer children and better value for taxpayers.

Foster parents offer a wonderful gift to children facing terrible circumstances. However, getting ahead of the problem means investing in prevention. If Oklahoma wants better outcomes for kids, Oklahoma’s leaders in Congress must reform funding for child abuse and neglect.

Education can be spelled with the same keyboard as can RACISM

It is easy to pontificate and blow hot air about all that is wrong with this world, especially inventing reasons why it is all the Peace Officers fault for everything,

Just as it is a joke to hear about the injustice of the education system in place.

We have people who have professed to be of the Clergy who have brought slander and shame to themselves and the ones that identify with these people that promote racial unrest and incite riots in our country.  I can’t help but add the names of public figures, who slander the name of MENTOR and ROLE MODEL when Children need them most.

We have the BULLY MAKER in front of us, with our fingertips on the keys.

We have the CLOUD at our fingertips.

BUT WE ALSO HAVE THE WHOLE WORLD’S KNOWLEDGE IN THIS SAME KEYBOARD, ALL YOU HAVE TO DO IS WANT IT. 

WHEN YOU GO TO SCHOOL, THE TEACHERS COVER A SUBJECT 1 TIME. BUT WHEN YOU WANT SOMETHING BAD ENOUGH THAT INSTEAD OF BULLYING SOMEONE, YOU START STUDYING ONLINE,  YOU MIGHT JUST REALIZE THAT YOU COULD MAKE VIDEOS OF YOUR RESOURCES AND WATCH IT MANY TIMES.

BUT FROM NOW ON, ACCEPT RESPONSIBILITY  FOR YOUR OWN ACTION. 

AND JUST SO YOU KNOW, WHY DON’T YOU RESEARCH THE ACTUAL NUMBER OF PEACE OFFICERS THAT STUMBLE AND MAKE WHAT MILLIONS OF US DO EVERYDAY, AND THAT IS A MISTAKE.  NOW COMPARE THAT TO ANY AND ALL RACES OF EVERYDAY LAWBREAKERS.