TODAY: Protecting Babies in the 21st Century (v. 2)

Children who experience chronic, severe stress may be biologically and psychologically less able to adapt and cope with new stresses when they occur, contrary to the idea that regular stress toughens people and increases their resiliency. Many young children
live with stress of this kind. 

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SMILE! And, take Action for Dental Health (v. 2)

Your Smile—it’s the reason why someone’s day becomes brighter. Your support for
bipartisan bill H.R. 2422, the Action for Dental Health Act, may be the reason why many Americans will achieve crucial access to preventive dental services.

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Become an Original Cosponsor of the Protecting Domestic Violence and Stalking Victims Act (v. 2)

No family is immune from domestic violence. In 2008, my own family lived through the loss of my cousin Cathy at the hands of her estranged boyfriend. It is our responsibility to ensure that we are doing everything in our power to safeguard our mothers, daughters,
and families from the horrors of domestic violence[1]. When we discover gaps in the system that affect our most vulnerable citizens, it is our moral responsibility to take the necessary steps to close those gaps.

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Support the Family-Based Care Services Act of 2017 (v. 4)

Our nation’s foster children are among our most vulnerable. Nearly 80 percent of the 400,000 youth in the child welfare system have diagnosable mental disorders, and 40,000 children served by private foster care agencies struggle with the most serious mental
and emotional disturbances, including Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), oppositional defiance disorder, and major clinical depression. Foster children struggling with mental disorders often experience multiple out-of-home placements and typically receive
care in high cost residential treatment centers. Further, these children are often given psychotropic medications instead of receiving clinical therapy.

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Join the Elder Justice Caucus

Did you know that approximately
1 in 10 Americans aged 60 and older have experienced elder abuse?  Forms of elder abuse can include physical abuse, emotional abuse, sexual abuse, financial exploitation, and neglect.   

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