Child Poverty http://wvpublic.org en Groups Offer Workshops on Shaping State Policy http://wvpublic.org/post/groups-offer-workshops-shaping-state-policy <p>A group working to change policy in West Virginia to improve communities and end child poverty in the state is hoping to get input on how to do it, from residents. Organizers at the Our Children Our Future campaign are hosting four workshops this month.</p><p>The Our Children Our Future Campaign is conducting day long trainings in four separate towns across West Virginia. The group touches on issues like policy advocacy, healthy lifestyles, voter education, and more.</p><p> Mon, 07 Jul 2014 20:55:31 +0000 Jessica Lilly 14995 at http://wvpublic.org Groups Offer Workshops on Shaping State Policy Free Lunch Available to Jefferson County Children http://wvpublic.org/post/free-lunch-available-jefferson-county-children <p>During the school year children are guaranteed at least one full meal a day, something that goes away during the summer months. Three churches in Jefferson County are teaming up with other organizations to offer lunch to children.</p><p>St. John Lutheran Church and St. John's Episcopal Church in Harpers Ferry and Bolivar United Methodist Church in Bolivar are teaming up with the Jefferson County Council on Aging to provide summer lunches and activities for children.</p> Wed, 02 Jul 2014 03:49:18 +0000 Cecelia Mason 14718 at http://wvpublic.org Free Lunch Available to Jefferson County Children Child Advocacy Groups Question Budget, Holocaust Survivor Dr. Edith Levy and Her Life's Work http://wvpublic.org/post/child-advocacy-groups-question-budget-holocaust-survivor-dr-edith-levy-and-her-lifes-work <p></p><p>Child advocacy groups question Gov. Tomblin's budget prioroties. Our Story of the Jews radio series continues with Dr. Edith Levy, a survivor of the Holocaust who's lived in Morgantown since the 1950s, recalls her life and work in reminding people of the harsh realities of what happened.</p> Mon, 24 Mar 2014 15:34:44 +0000 Dave Mistich 9096 at http://wvpublic.org Child Advocacy Groups Question Budget, Holocaust Survivor Dr. Edith Levy and Her Life's Work Child Advocacy Groups Question Priorities in Governor Tomblin's Vetoes http://wvpublic.org/post/child-advocacy-groups-question-priorities-governor-tomblins-vetoes <p></p><p>Child abuse and poverty prevention advocates are questioning Governor Earl Ray Tomblin’s priorities.</p><p>Among the $67 million worth of <a href="http://wvpublic.org/post/gov-tomblin-cuts-or-vetoes-nearly-67-million-budget">cuts from the budget bill Thursday </a>was about a $1 million reduction in funding for programs meant to prevent child abuse and child poverty.</p> Mon, 24 Mar 2014 12:55:35 +0000 Jessica Lilly 9092 at http://wvpublic.org Child Advocacy Groups Question Priorities in Governor Tomblin's Vetoes Legislature Debates Pseudoephedrine and E-Cigarettes, Bela Fleck and Abigail Washburn, & More http://wvpublic.org/post/legislature-debates-pseudoephedrine-and-e-cigarettes-bela-fleck-and-abigail-washburn-more <p></p><p>On this West Virginia Morning, legislators debate details of pseudoephedrine, electric cigarettes, and child welfare. Plus, some radio sleigh riding, and this week's Mountain Stage Song of the Week: Bela Fleck and Abigail Washburn with "City of Refuge."</p><p></p> Fri, 14 Feb 2014 13:16:10 +0000 Glynis Board 7132 at http://wvpublic.org Legislature Debates Pseudoephedrine and E-Cigarettes, Bela Fleck and Abigail Washburn, & More House Takes on E-Cigarettes and Sexual Abuse, Senate Moves Bills From Interims, & Child Poverty http://wvpublic.org/post/house-takes-e-cigarettes-and-sexual-abuse-senate-moves-bills-interims-child-poverty <p></p><p>The House of Delegates passes a bill to make the sale e-cigarettes illegal to minors and addresses the issue of sexual abuse of minors. The<br />Senate deals with two issues--state purchasing and pseudoephedrine--that have been in mind since interims. Representatives of the Our Children, Our Future campaign to end child poverty discuss their legislative priorities with Beth Vorhees.</p> Fri, 14 Feb 2014 00:15:02 +0000 Dave Mistich 7157 at http://wvpublic.org House Takes on E-Cigarettes and Sexual Abuse, Senate Moves Bills From Interims, & Child Poverty McDowell Men Have Shortest Life Expectancy, Women Second Shortest in U.S. http://wvpublic.org/post/mcdowell-men-have-shortest-life-expectancy-women-second-shortest-us <p></p><p>The life expectancy for American females is 81 years.</p><p>In West Virginia, Marshall County has the longest life expectancy for women, with <a href="http://www.worldlifeexpectancy.com/usa/west-virginia-life-expectancy-by-county-female">80 years</a>, while those in McDowell deal with about <a href="http://www.worldlifeexpectancy.com/usa/west-virginia-life-expectancy-by-county-female">6 years shorter life span</a>.</p><p>The life expectancy for American males is about <a href="http://www.worldlifeexpectancy.com/usa/life-expectancy-male">76 years</a>.</p> Mon, 09 Dec 2013 16:44:19 +0000 Jessica Lilly 3817 at http://wvpublic.org McDowell Men Have Shortest Life Expectancy, Women Second Shortest in U.S. West Virginians Remember JFK's Assassination, Eastern Panhandle Discusses Child Poverty, & More http://wvpublic.org/post/west-virginians-remember-jfks-assassination-eastern-panhandle-discusses-child-poverty-more <p></p><p>West Virginians remember where they were and what they were doing 50 years ago today--the day President John F. Kennedy was assassinated, residents in the Eastern Panhandle discuss issues related to child poverty, and Buddy &amp; Julie Mille Miller perform "All My Tears" on this Mountain Stage Song of the Week.</p> Fri, 22 Nov 2013 16:54:01 +0000 Dave Mistich 3029 at http://wvpublic.org West Virginians Remember JFK's Assassination, Eastern Panhandle Discusses Child Poverty, & More Eastern Panhandle Residents Discuss Child Poverty http://wvpublic.org/post/eastern-panhandle-residents-discuss-child-poverty <p></p><p>The forum started with opening remarks from State Sen. John Unger (D-Berkeley) and Del. Tiffany Lawrence (D-Jefferson). Participants then watched part of the PBS film <em>Poor Kids</em> and a short preview of a film about child poverty in the state being produced by West Virginia PBS.</p><p>They then met in smaller groups to talk about how poverty affects children academically and socially, stereotypes associated with being poor, what resources are available in the community and what can be done to prevent families from becoming poor.</p> Fri, 22 Nov 2013 13:06:51 +0000 Cecelia Mason 3015 at http://wvpublic.org Eastern Panhandle Residents Discuss Child Poverty Forum will address poverty issues http://wvpublic.org/post/forum-will-address-poverty-issues <p>This is National Homeless and Hunger Awareness Week, when the National Coalition for the Homeless and other advocacy organizations hope the country will focus on issues surrounding poverty. The United Way of the Eastern Panhandle is doing just that Thursday evening during a public forum.</p><p>During the forum "Poverty in the Panhandle: Children at Risk,"&nbsp; the United Way of the Eastern Panhandle, Family Resource Network and Health and Human Services Collaborative hope to discuss the problem and come up with possible solutions.</p> Wed, 20 Nov 2013 12:31:08 +0000 Cecelia Mason 2901 at http://wvpublic.org Forum will address poverty issues Keys to overcoming poverty: identifying complex trauma, building resiliency, experts say http://wvpublic.org/post/keys-overcoming-poverty-identifying-complex-trauma-building-resiliency-experts-say-0 <p></p><p></p><p>Wheeling-based Crittenton Services began as a residential service for women, especially pregnant women, throughout the state. &nbsp;Today it’s grown to serve women and families with behavioral challenges in a variety of ways. Recent research has been shedding new light on patterns of poverty and possible methods of breaking those cycles.</p> Wed, 04 Sep 2013 23:17:42 +0000 Glynis Board 44 at http://wvpublic.org Crittenton Services Finds Keys to Breaking Cycles of Poverty http://wvpublic.org/post/crittenton-services-finds-keys-breaking-cycles-poverty <p></p><p>Crittenton Services has been serving women and children in West Virginia for over a century. &nbsp;Over that time span they’ve collected some powerful insight into challenges the state faces regarding poverty, especially concerning women and children.</p><p></p><p></p><p><strong>A History of Helping Women</strong></p><p>It all started when a bout of Scarlet Fever killed a four-year-old little girl named Florence in 1882. Her father, Charles Crittenton, was devastated. A preacher in New York suggested that he deal with his grief by helping women of the streets.</p> Tue, 03 Sep 2013 05:00:00 +0000 Glynis Board 6354 at http://wvpublic.org Crittenton Services Finds Keys to Breaking Cycles of Poverty